Spring Sharing Table: Saves Money & Eco Friendly!

I hosted the “Spring Sharing Table” at my mommy’s group last week.  Everyone bring in their outgrown clothes or unused items.  At the end of the meeting,  they get to “shop” for new things that they need!  Almost like a huge clothing swap!  This is so therapeutic to my hoarding because I get to see someone happily receiving something I donated.  Instead of it sitting in my house,  I transfer the joy to someone else and it gets used!  I also get to see other mothers happily bring in their “clutter” so that their homes are more spacious.  After the Sharing Table is done, everything gets donated to charity.  It saves people a lot of money with all the “hands me downs” clothing they bring home.  I also love that it stays out of landfills and is better for our environment.  For more details of the Sharing Table, please click on the video below!

 

 

Giving less gifts this Christmas is triggering my anxiety

This Christmas I decided to scale back on gift giving and over spending on Holiday experiences.  After finishing all the wrapping,  I saw the amount of gifts I had and it triggered a panic attack.  I am not kidding here, I know it sounds absurd but not giving a lot of gifts this year triggered an anxiety shock inside of me.  I quickly went on Amazon to buy a few more gifts to ease my alarming nerves.  I know that last sentence sounds obnoxious but it’s true.  My love language for showing love is gift giving.  So I show my love by giving the people I love multiple gifts.  The more gifts I buy, the more love I am showing you.  So when I only saw a few wrapped gifts, I panicked because I didn’t want to disappoint any of my loved ones.  I didn’t want them to think I stopped caring about them.  This is how my mind works as a hoarder.  I attach an extreme value to ordinary items.  In this video I share more in depth on my mini Christmas melt down: