Whether you’re a parent, child, or office manager, you can agree that birthdays sometimes get out of control. The sheer piles of gifts, while delightful, can be daunting, even sobering. Do I really need all this stuff? Aren’t there starving children out there? Not to mention the invites: Who should I invite? Who do I have to invite? One of the most piquant characters you’ll find at the thrown birthday party is the “re-gifter:” That guy who just loves giving away his own stuff in the guise of a “gift.”
Re-gifters can be young or old. They can be male or female. They can have months of advance warning and still choose to wrap up that uneaten box of chocolates that was given to them last Christmas for your July anniversary. The re-gifter simply lives for the opportunity to catch hold of stuff and pass it along in a strange, generous-yet-stingy baseball game.
Re-gifting is a skill, like anything else. And there’s good and bad re-gifting out there. A good re-gifter considers carefully the nature of his or her intended giftee. This re-gifter keeps only those things that are perfect for a co-worker, friend, or loved one—and does not re-gift as a last-minute effort. Most importantly, this re-gifter always keeps track of who gave who what.
Bad re-gifting breaks these rules. But good or bad, re-gifters do take advantage of every holiday, birthday, anniversary, and special occasion to bestow their gifts upon us. Between them and the natural sweethearts who make and give away crocheted doilies, we can end up with a lot of stuff, and no place for it. What do you do when overwhelmed with their generosity?
Take your excess of gifts to the local self-storage facility! Almost every extra gift that you’ve been given (except chocolates, which you should obviously eat right away) can be tucked away in a unit at STORBOX. Even fancy wines can have their own climate-controlled space. So pack up those “cute” pajamas your mom keeps getting you; the thousands of birthday cards and thank-you notes crammed in your drawers; the souvenirs, trinkets, and hood ornaments your boss brought back from his trip abroad; and store them safely and simply at STORBOX. Call (626) 407-3439 to see how our friendly staff can help.