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I can’t get my family to stop spoiling my kids. I know it sounds crazy, but everybody gets my kids too much stuff. Grandma will always get them a little toy, a candy bar, another outfit… you name it, she’ll buy it. Their aunts and uncles will always buy them whatever, and even their dad always comes home with something else for them. They have way too much stuff everywhere, and they don’t even care how good they have it because they think that’s just life. I’m glad people love my kids, but I can’t even find the floor in their room under their stuff. What do I do?
The difficulty of too much can totally get so bad that you have a problem. There wouldn’t be a show about hoarders if it wasn’t a serious problem! And really, capitalism and the curse of so much stuff has done a lot to ruin society, so I don’t think you should feel bad about saying that it’s too much. It’s all about how you handle the stuff that will matter.
First of all, I bet somebody gets upset about me saying this, but hear me out: just because someone gives you something it doesn’t mean you have to keep it. Same thing with the kids: just because someone gave them something doesn’t mean you have to keep the toy or the clothes or whatever. Especially if what they’ve been given is a repeat item, but in general… it’s OK to donate gifted items through to charity. Clothes you just don’t think you’ll ever put on your kid could find a great home with someone who has less than you, or who maybe lost their home. It’s important for the environment that we don’t just keep stacking up stuff that isn’t used. Why not give items a life?
It’s the same with toys, and even with our own stuff, just like the kid’s stuff. We don’t have to hold onto stuff just for the sake of still having the stuff. Too much stuff will totally mess up the vibe of your house, anyway. Piles and clutter in your house become piles and clutter in your mind, and a mess outside of you can reflect a mess inside of you. Then you have a cycle of negativity and clutter, and you’re stuck with too much stuff and too much negativity.
Clear out your head, clear out your vibes, and clear out the stuff in your home. You and the kids will all be better for it. Tell the friends and family that you greatly appreciate their generosity, just remember that you’re not obligated to keep it. Get the kids involved and show them where the stuff they’re donating is going to. Give to others, and it raises our vibes, and it will help those kids.
Good vibes always,