Believe it or not, you really can!
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
Decluttering + Organizing Your Home = Money Savings
Here are some of the ways that decluttering and organizing your home will save you money in the long run:
- You learn real quick how bad impulse buying is and how it can really hurt you by costing you money and space in your home.
- Organizing helps you learn to break your ties with “stuff.” Perhaps you can even find it in your heart to part with some of your sentimental clutter as well.
- By organizing a messy desk or work area, you’ll reduce your level of stress and increase your level of productivity. Ultimately, this can increase your business and profits.
- Organizing prevents you from buying the same thing twice. If you can see what you have, then you are less likely to buy something twice by accident.
- By selling what you have duplicates of, don’t need, or don’t want anymore, you get valuable CASH in return. (Think yard sales, eBay, Craigslist, etc.)
- By donating what you have duplicates of, don’t need, or don’t want anymore, you can reduce your taxable income by as much as 30%..
Decluttering is an important part of saving money. Why? Because the fewer things you have, the greater value each item accumulates. It is the law of supply and demand in action. When there is ample supply of much around you, there is little value in those things. If you had only two shirts in your closet, would you be so nonplussed if you spilled ketchup on one? The point is that making the things you own more valuable psychologically helps you place a greater value on the things you are about to buy. — BillEater
Always on the lookout for a good bargain, I consider myself a frugal person — but not cheap. And not afraid to spend money on the things that matter. I like to share good deals with others when I find them. One of my favorite ways to save money is to reuse items in ways other than their intended purpose — so I write a lot about outside-the-box ideas that most people wouldn't think of! When I'm not saving money or looking for good deals, you'll find me at the corner of Good News & Fun Times as publisher of The Fun Times Guide (32 fun & helpful websites).