When you think of ways to clean up and clear out the clutter, candy probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. You’re likely imagining filing away papers, bagging up unwanted clothes for charity, and storing away seasonal decorations and linens in clearly marked boxes stacked to the ceiling in the garage. And…you’re right! Those are all components of cleaning up the clutter you already have. Candy comes in when it’s time to put a stop to new clutter before it happens.
Unfortunately, we don’t have magical Whirly Lollipops that you can wave through the air to keep a junk drawer from overflowing. But Whirly Lollipops themselves never end up in the junk drawer, do they? In fact, amidst all the forgotten knickknacks gathering dust around your home, stuffed animals that have literally gone to the dogs, scented candles tucked away in a cabinet because they aren’t quite your thing, and bountiful bottles of perfumes and lotions that you’re not sure you’ll ever get to the bottom of, we’re going to guess there aren’t too many sweets laying around that you don’t know what to do with! That’s because Candy is naturally anti-clutter.
We aren’t suggesting that you stop buying everything else and devote your full attention to candy. Although, to be fair, we have heard worse ideas! We’re just thinking that there’s probably something within your line of vision that you’d gladly trade for a bag of Gummy Strawberry Creams right about now. Perhaps it’s a gift from a friend that you never really liked but you didn’t want to hurt her feelings? A gift that makes you cringe every time you look at it, but you can’t bear to throw it away because it might break her heart? We all have more than our fair share of those. One of mine is a leopard print lamp shaped like a purse with a beaded handle and marabou trim. I’m not sure if I’m afraid all the trim will cause it to catch on fire, or that it won’t! Either way, I don’t use it, but stare at it trying to wish it away. Don’t do that to a friend. Don’t add clutter to their life. Don’t force them to bring a lamp into their home that brings anything but light into their life.
Candy isn’t the only non-clutter gift out there, but it is one of the most universally-enjoyed and affordable. Just try to find a $12 necklace she’ll love as much as a $12 tub full of Candy Necklaces, or a gift that he’ll love now and later as much as he loves Now and Later! Can’t be done – candy is king! Candy is also colorful and fun, and makes a gift that’s as delicious as it is presentable. In other words, it’s pretty much the best gift ever.
Want to add some other non-clutter gifts to the candy bag? Consider gift cards for places the giftee frequents, such as coffee shops or a favorite restaurant. If a gift card is too general, you can also gift them with a specific treat, such as a manicure or round of golf. And if you want to give the greatest gift of all, go along for the ride! Time spent with friends and family trumps even candy, and that’s saying a lot. 🙂