Clutter is stressful. If your home feels like a mess, you might feel like a mess internally too... not a great feeling. Clutter can make finding what you need difficult. You lose things often and always feel like you're in a rush. You don't want to invite friends over and live in fear that someone will "swing by" and see the state of your home.
You know that clutter is taking a toll emotionally, but did you know that clutter is costing you more than just your mental well-being? It's also expensive! Read ahead to see what all that clutter is really costing you.
1. Cost of Re-buying Items You Already Have
You swear you bought more sunscreen for your kids, but you can't find it anywhere. You decide to just buy another tube at Target. Later, you end up finding that you already had not only one tube from last summer, but you bought a 2-pack last month, as well. Now you have FOUR tubes of sunscreen, and they'll definitely expire before you use them all.
When we get you organized, you'll have a home for your kids' sunscreen so you know exactly where to look to see how much you have left and when you actually need to buy more. No more buying duplicates and wasting money on items you'll never have time to use up.
2. Cost of Long-Term Storage Rentals
Are you spending money to rent a storage unit for items you don't use or are hoping to sell one day? Months pass, and people often don't even remember what’s inside. How much money (and mental energy) are you wasting by holding on to these items? It can be very freeing to give yourself permission to let it all go, and it will save you a monthly bill!
3. Cost of Delays
Do you have piles of mail that you dread opening or that get lost on your cluttered countertops? When you do open them you're hit with a bunch of bills that now have late fees. These fees can be avoided if you create a system for opening mail and keeping up with it- email included!
We love creating systems for clients' mail and decreasing the mail that comes into the house. We work with clients to turn those paper statements and bills into paperless. We help set them to auto-pay so you never miss a payment and don't incur late fees. One possible way to MAKE money by opening your mail: we've had clients find uncashed checks in the mail that have been sitting around for months. These checks can expire, so you want to make sure you're not missing out.
A Better Use of Your Time & Money
Getting organized frees up time, and time is money. Could you spend that quality time with your kids, spouse, or friends? Could you use that money on experiences that will last a lifetime in the form of memories and photos to look back on, instead of spending it on storage units or duplicate items?
Spending our time with people we love and doing things that bring us joy is what life is all about. Decluttering and organizing your home isn't just about putting things into pretty containers, it's about changing your life for the better. Looking for more professional advice on how to declutter your space? Read our decluttering guide here.
If you're looking to bring some orderliness and structure to your daily routine, we can help! Download our organizing guide to get a good idea of how we'll help you let go of clutter, organize your belongings, or start fresh in your new home.
Until next time,
At Hello Simplified, we specialize in helping clients going through big life changes. We offer home organizing services and packing & unpacking services. Read through for tips on how we help our clients feel less overwhelmed and more in control of their busy lives and homes.