Clutter and disorganization comes at a cost. Holding on to everything isn’t healthy, especially if it starts to hurt your relationships, personal well-being, and living space. Packing items into storage totes and hiding away in closets so your house looks less cluttered is not the same as decluttering and getting organized. Many people have very nice, clean, and well-kept homes, but have years of items stored in rooms, garages, attics, basements, and sheds. Someone has to go through that stuff at some point. Why not now?
Here are some common places having too much clutter and disorganization in your life can cost you:
It costs you money when you can’t find out something that’s not in its usual place. Disorganization and lack of habit of putting things back will require you to repurchase something.
It costs you money when you can’t locate something you know you stored away. If you can’t find where you stored it, the whole point is lost, and it causes you to repurchase something.
It costs money when you forget you owned items, repurchase them, and then later come across the item in a illogical or forgotten place.
It costs money to rent additional storage space somewhere because you have “too much stuff” or your house “doesn’t have enough storage space”. In many cases, we can better utilize the storage space we have with decluttering, purging, and maximizing space.
Late, misplaced bills and missed appointments can all cost you in fees and headache. The better organized you can be with your paperwork and schedule, the less fees you’ll incur.
Time is money, so time wasted will cost you too. Wasting time looking for things, maneuvering around piles of stuff, and moving things multiple times in the name of “tidying up” all wastes time.
What can we help you avoid? What can we make easier for you?