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Clear Out the Clutter: Regift It

As you go through your clutter, keep an eye on items that are in good shape and may be of use to other friends and family. Then stick Post-its to each item with the person's name on it. That way you can regift the item — you'll get points from your friends while clearing out excess items from your abode.


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Adrianne Adrianne 9 years
I regift constantly. Hello, I am NOT made of money!
chancleta chancleta 9 years
i'm the regifting queen!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I'm always giving my family things I find and don't want but I don't say it's a gift...
emalove emalove 9 years
I wouldn't try to pass it off as if I bought it specifically for them, I'm not into the whole regifting thing. I'd tell whoever I was giving the item to that it was given to me as a gift, I have no use for it, would they like it?
macgirl macgirl 9 years
My poor mother has such a hard time with the grandma's are constantly giving her stuff she doesn't want or need. I tell her to give it away to goodwill but she lives in fear they will ask where it is. Luckily I don't have this fear.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
I do this kind of thing all the time and my friends love it. Anything that no one wants goes to Goodwill. It helps me get rid of stuff and my friends appreciate it. It's definitely a good idea to let them know that they don't have to take anything they don't want and that you won't take offense if they don't want it. I recently did this with a lot of my clothes and some beauty and home products.
bizzybee bizzybee 9 years
I find that most people do not want "the regifts." Probably for similar reasons that jennifer76 posted as well as the fact that we live in a time when expression of personal taste and style is very high. A lot of the people I know want to find their own pieces. So it ends up being easier for me to just donate the items.
lms lms 9 years
I don't think it is called regifting when you give something to someone that you already use. I don't make a practice of regifting. If I receive something that I do not like I will either return it, donate it, or give it away to someone while telling them that I got it and don't have use for it.
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
Be VERY clear though, that it is entirely up to them. My MIL keeps cleaning out her house and giving things to us that we feel we have to take. So, she's getting all nice and uncluttered while we're having to take on some things we don't want or really have space for. :(
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