So I had this little festive idea. How about turning The Elf on The Shelf into a big-hearted clutter buster?
Here's how: As these little buggers invade homes across the country, they find one item a day to donate to charity. It’s about time they were productive members of society, don't you think?
Introducing ... The Get the Elf-ing Out of Here Basket
Kids will enjoy seeing what their nocturnal nomad selects for the donation basket or box. After the holidays, you can donate the whole kit and caboodle to a local charity. Or even more magical, leave the basket out with the stockings. See where I am going with this ... Santa himself can pick it up to make sure it gets donated. I checked with him. He's onboard.
Don’t have kids or a weird little elf doll, you say?
You can still adopt this daily holiday donation idea. Fun, right? If you want to pretend there’s a sly elf involved, hey, the more merry on you.
What I like about this game:
In case you haven't noticed, "do easy things" is a recurring theme here at Rock Your Chores.
As Mr. Christmas says, "Keep it simple, sweetheart." (He has no idea what this elf-shelf business is all about, and he's good with that.)
I am Margie Reece. I am here to help you rock your chores and have some fun doing it.