Clutter costs us time, money, and energy. You might be surprised at all the ways that decluttering can save you money. See three simple tips that will help you stay on top of your home. Get decluttered, save time, money and help get your home under control.
Decluttering & Organizing Your Home Will Help You Save Money
In this day in age, everyone is talking about saving money, cutting back an learning to live on less. We try our best at the grocery store to save by purchasing items on sale and utilizing coupons. But what if by decluttering and organizing your home, you could also save money?
Have you ever thought that just by organizing and decluttering your home you can help save money? Yes, Seriously!!! Not only will it save you money, but relieve you of stress. When there is visual clutter in our homes it often creates a sense of stress. Items that just “sit there” can rob you of usable space in your home. Home organization will give you a sense of satisfaction knowing everything has been put in its proper place.
Here are some of the ways that decluttering and organizing your home will save you money in the long run.
There are a lot of benefits to minimizing, but it can also save you money and teach you how to be frugal. The process forces you to examine what you own and why you have it, but having less junk makes the things you really need easier to find. — Lifehacker
Three Simple Ways to Declutter and Save:
The truth is, many people have at least a part their home that’s cluttered: a junk drawer, a shelving unit, maybe even a closet. But when clutter begins expanding beyond a small confined space it takes on a life of its own, one that eats up your money and resources
Start by sorting through what you currently own. Weed out all those items you really don’t need anymore. Guaranteed you will come across items that you thought you had lost or misplaced. Guess what? Now won’t have to buy them again. Money left in your wallet. I always seem to think that I need to purchase something and have already done so in the past.
While cleaning out your closets you might find some items that you don’t really need or use anymore. You may even find multiples. You can sell those items (make some money) or donate those items and help others save money. But watch out, giving to others can be contagious.
Those suits that dad left you, but your husband will never wear are just taking up space in your closet. So are the board games your kids have outgrown, the kitchen gadgets you bought but know you’ll never use, even those jeans from college that are so outdated they’re not worth the struggle to squeeze into them. Get them out of your life and get a deduction for them! Donations are a great way to get a tax deduction.
Keeping it Organized
Once everything is organized and stored away properly there will be less opportunity now for potential breakage. So in turn, there will be no need to replace them. Money left in your wallet. Having trouble coming up with some ways to keep it all organized? Click here for some additional ideas.
It’s a fact: cluttered homes take longer to clean. Stuff just takes up your time. You’ve got to move stuff before you can clean under it, then move it back so you can clean the next mess. A cleaned up home frees up that time and makes cleaning faster as well as habitual.
That extra time can be spent searching for the best deals on things you need rather than hurriedly purchasing stuff without knowing if you’re getting a reasonable price. On a plus note, getting rid of the clutter turns your home into a peaceful place where you can unwind and relax.
Now it is your turn, how has decluttering your home helped you save money?
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