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Thursday, April 3, 2014

5 More Reasons Clutter Costs You

A couple of months ago I shared 10 Ways Your Clutter May Be Costing You Money and it was a very popular post.  It seems a lot of people are concerned that they may be missing out financially by having too much clutter in their homes!

Since it's such a big issue, today I'm back with more ways your clutter may be costing you money!

    1. You are overwhelmed by the clutter at home, so you want to escape from it by going shopping {retail therapy anyone?!}, but then you end up spending money on items you don't need. 
    2. You pay high interest charges on your credit card debts because you are living beyond your means.
    3. You pay for magazine and newspaper subscriptions that you don't read or keep up with. 
    4. When you sell your home you can't get your asking price {or it takes a long time to sell} because it is so cluttered.
    5. You live in a larger {more expensive} house or apartment than you really need to, because you own too much stuff.

    Does this list make you want to declutter?  Join our 365 Items in 365 Days declutter challenge!  You'll find the motivation and encouragement you need to succeed.


    People in our 365 Items in 365 Days Facebook group, share reasons all the time for why they are decluttering and how it is helping their lives.  Join in the discussions and find the motivation to start decluttering, or to continue when you get discouraged!

    If you didn't read 10 Ways Your Clutter May Be Costing You Money, go check it out for more motivation, including 5 things you could be doing with your money instead :)

    Don't throw away money.  Declutter your home and gain control financially!

    If you're ready to start decluttering but you feel overwhelmed, join our 365 Items in 365 Days challenge.  Just find one thing each day to purge from your home.  That's not overwhelming at all!  Of course, you can always purge more than that if you're on a roll :)

    If you're not sure where to start, check out the 31 Days of Easy Decluttering series (it's always in a tab at the top of the blog). 


    So are you ready to declutter?

    What is your clutter costing you?  What is your motivation to declutter your home?  What will you use that money on instead?

    Happy organizing!

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    1. This is a timely post for me as I spend spring break decluttering. I feel so much better getting the boxes of clutter out of here!

      1. Spring is a great time to declutter Cari! I love that feeling when boxes leave my home :) Happy decluttering!

    2. I am definitely working on my clutter right now and got a much needed closet cleaned out... I feel so much accomplishment at getting just that one done... Cathy

      1. That's the best thing about decluttering Cathy... you can see a difference immediately and feel like you've accomplished so much. Good job with your closet!

    3. It's so easy on the eyes when there is less of a clutter around you. And easier to clean up as well ;)

      1. I totally agree Zakkiya! It makes me feel so much less stressed mentally and emotionally when there's less clutter around me. And I am not a fan of cleaning so anything to make that job easier is good for me :)

    4. I need to start working on this.. I got a good purge when I moved this last time, but it starts building up.

      1. Moving is always a good motivator for decluttering, but you're right... it doesn't stay that way. It's kind of like laundry... you're never really finished :)


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