Do you miss deadlines, pay late fees, toss rotten food weekly, or lose a gift card that you purchased? If yes, you are losing too much money. at our home, we are guilty of this. We bought so many clothes and shoes that we lost track of the new items. The clutter created made choosing the new dresses over older ones difficult.
This is the price you pay for being disorganized. In today’s era, everyone is thinking of ways to save money. However, it is not just about spending less. Do you know that organizing your home can help you save money?
How Organizing Your Home Will Save You Money
You Can Turn Clutter To Cash
The very first organization process is to eliminate clutter in your home. Ditch out all the stuff you no longer use and free up more space in your home.
While de-cluttering, you will find items that are still in excellent condition, but you no longer use them. You can make cash out of these clutters by selling such items on garage or yard sales.
Alternatively, you can list them on online market platforms. Selling your unwanted stuff can get you enough money to pay for a particular bill.
Ditch Your Storage Unit
After de-cluttering your home, you will only be left with things that you have room for. This means that you do not need to pay for an extra storage unit. This will save you some extra money.
It Will Save You From Buying New Items
Ever bought a replacement because you cannot trace something you bought in your house? Organizing your home helps you to take note of what you already have.
This will prevent you from buying items that you already own. You may have bought some items a while back, and because you don’t use them regularly, you end up forgetting about them.
Duplicate purchasing can end up slashing a significant amount of your money. To avoid this, clean and organize your drawers, shelves, and cabinets.
This will help you avoid unnecessary purchases and buying more things that you already have.
You Will Save On Bills
Do you find yourself paying late fees and penalties? This only happens because you are disorganized. Once you misplace your bills, you won’t keep track of their due dates.
This will lead to overdue payments and late fees, which is costly. Also, once you lose your papers, you will waste time looking for them and spend more money on making duplicates.
Organize your documents and bills so that you can pay your bills on time and avoid fines. Note down when you renew your licenses, pay insurance, loans, mortgage and it will help you avoid late payments.
Waste Less On Food
Getting organized means that you know what is in your food storage, freezer, and refrigerator. You will, therefore, use what you have to avoid food waste.
This saves you money as you will not buy groceries that you will not eat. Disorganization leads to expired food, overcrowded dishes, and duplicate ingredients.
All this is a waste of money. Know the expiry dates of food items and build meal plans accordingly. You even avoid health hazards by throwing out expired items.
You Have More Time
Once your home is organized, you will not spend much time cleaning or finding things in the house.
This means that you have more time to shop for deals. Instead of buying stuff hurriedly, you will look for offers, coupons, and discounts to buy goods at low prices.
This will save you some money. Since you have more free time, you can do things yourself instead of paying someone to do them, and this will save you some dollars.
Also, use the extra time you have to make more money at work.
Have Space For Buying In Bulk
Buying goods in bulk can save you so much money because they are cheaper when bought in wholesale.
However, you need to free up space to buy in bulk and have storage for those goods. De-cluttering and organizing your home will help you gain extra space to store your goods.
Unless you have a garage space, keeping wholesale packages inside our home should be a challenge for you. When you organize your home you make space for those bigger bath tissue rolls or bounty rolls.
Find Home Maintenance Problems Early Enough
Clearing clutter in your basement or attic will help you spot home maintenance problems such as leaks, and insulation early enough before more damage happens.
This means that you will fix the problem when it’s still small and you will not have to pay more.
We discovered a roach colony behind an old cabinet. We took care of it by hiring pest control personnel.
Get A Tax Deduction
If you have toys, kitchen gadgets, books, clothes, and anything else that you no longer use, you can donate them to non-profitable charitable organizations.
The good thing is that you can earn yourself a deductible tax from the donations you give. This can save you a good amount of money.
Not only for tax purposes, but you can also donate to goodwill or salvation army stores. Someone else could use your old clothes or toys or books.
You May Find Actual Money
Chances of coming across some hidden money or any other valuables are very high when you are organizing your home.
You may come across some cash in old clothes, un-deposited checks, and gift cards in odd places. Isn’t this a nice reward for your organizing efforts? This can help you settle a bill.
Once I found $200lying in an old wallet which I stopped using a few years back. It was a pleasant surprise for us.
Once you start organizing your home, you will realize the many benefits it has. No more paying late fees, buying replacements, and most importantly, you will save money and create more free time.
Apply these tips today and start your home organization journey and your pockets will never run dry.