Getting Rid Of Stuff And Decluttering Saves Money
Decluttering your home and getting rid of stuff to save money is a real thing. Here is what I think. When you cannot find what you are looking for, you are more likely going to go out and buy another. You are more likely going to go out and buy another. When your closet is so full, you can’t find a white t-shirt, you will probably grab another the next time you are at Target. If you do this more than once, you will end up with six white t-shirts costing you an extra $50. The same goes for tools, shoes, household gadgets, and appliances. I genuinely believe that being organized is one of the keys to saving money. If you can’t find it, you will replace it. It is simple. Organizing and decluttering saves money.
Thirty bags in thirty days
I have been watching my favorite Youtubers do a “thirty bags in thirty days” challenge this month. This means they follow a schedule describing the room or area of the day. Then they go into the room with a bag and take out anything that does not work for them anymore.
For example, a clothes closet. As you are looking through your clothes, you study that black blouse. Is it ripped, stained, or faded? Does it fit? Do you feel good about it when you wear it? If any of these things are true, throw it in the donate or recycle pile.
They are going through junk drawers, dressers, linen closets, cupboards, kids rooms, etc. I love doing this, and I am doing it often. It is time to go through my clothes again as I had just used some gift cards for a couple of new things, I would like to get rid of some of the old ones.
Would you be willing to do it? Would you be ready to go through your entire house little by little and get rid of all you don’t need and be more organized in the name of saving money? Would you be willing to test my theory that states decluttering saves money?
A new series
I have decided to do a little series on the blog to show you my spaces and all the nooks and crannies. I pride myself on being organized because, honestly, it makes me a little crazy when I can’t find something. I will show you how I organize my car, under my sinks, and my temporary closet as well as my laundry space.
Heads up, We are living in 800 square feet as we finish up the upstairs renovations, so you will see that our bed is in the dining room slash laundry area. I will be showing the upstairs (as it is now) in my Instagram stories and then when it is all finished this fall; I will give you a tour. We have one bathroom, and my teen boys share a room. But, I will show you how I do it anyway! This is a precious way that I save money for my family and how decluttering saves money.
Because we are living in such a small space, we really have embraced a certain amount of minimalism. This also allows us to keep the clutter down, continue to be organized, and find what we need when we need it. All with the end benefit of saving money! I talk more about my capsule wardrobe here.
Check out Sophia at My Great Challenge on youtube to see what she is doing. Here is the schedule, too.
You can find the first on how I organize my car HERE!!