Every time you cannot find something, you waste money buying another one. And that means you are wasting money!
Did you know that there is a cost to all of that clutter and disorganization?
A cost that you may not see at first glance, but let me break it down for you.
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How you can save money by getting organized?
1. You Stop Buying Extra
Do you remember the last time that you went looking for something and couldn’t find it. You could swear that you just bought a new one. It is something you always have because you use it often.
So where is it? Can you remember where it is supposed to be?
If you have a cluttered home that is not organized well, then you may be searching in all kinds of areas of your house for that thing you need.
Eventually, you just say…Well, I need it and I can’t find it so I need to get a new one.
So you go to the store and spend money on a new one.
The kicker is…you eventually find the other one in your home in a completely random place. Probably while you are looking for something completely different!
But here is the point. You now have 2 and you only need one.
So you wasted money because you couldn’t find the thing you were looking for.
What’s my point?
If you only do this one time, yeah it probably doesn’t mean a whole lot. But if you are disorganized and your home is cluttered, then odds are that you do this quite often.
Over time, you are going to wind up spending a ton of money on things that you never really needed in the first place.
2. You Will Stop Missing Appointments
I don’t know about your doctor’s office, but all of mine now charge me if I miss an appointment or don’t cancel within the 24-hour cancellation window. And it is not some miniscule amount. It is like $50-$100 !!!!
Think of what you could do with that amount of money!
Being disorganized with your time can cost you great amounts of money. Not to mention, some offices will eventually just kick you out if you miss too many appointments. So you could be stuck looking for a new pediatrician when your child is sick and really needs to see someone.
Don’t take that risk. Get organized.
3. You Will Stop Making Last Minute Purchases
Last minute purchases will really set your budget back. When you are living on one income, you know that every penny counts, so you try to save money where ever you can.
But if you have to make a last minute purchase, you will not compare prices or shop for the best deal.
Let me give you an example. I buy all of my toilet paper and paper towels at Sams Club. I buy them in bulk because it is cheaper for me to do so.
But if I completely run out…of toilet paper! Things around here are going to get messy real quick!
In the case of running out of my supplies and needing to buy them last minute, I will have to buy from a regular store. And to get the same quality product, I am going to pay more per pack than I do on my bulk purchases.
By knowing what supplies I have in the house and when they are going to run out, I can make sure I get to Sams Club to buy my money saving bulk purchases.
When you run out last minute, you make poor decisions about how to spend money because you just need to get the task done quickly. So you don’t care as much about how much you spend.
Planning ahead can help you make good buying decisions and save you money in the end.
4. You Will Have Less Time Drains
Believe it or not, there are so many time sucks in everyone’s day. But some are avoidable and some are not.
Things that are avoidable are:
- running around the house looking for shoes, gloves, coats, keys, phone, etc.
- rescheduling appointments again and again because they were missed or you were late to them
- having to drive to a rescheduled appointment because you were late to the first one and they wouldn’t see you.
- running extra last minute errands because you didn’t plan the trip well or didn’t have a complete list of what was needed for the week.
When you get organized, you actually free up the time drains in your life. Time drains are all of the activities that you do throughout a day or week that just waste time.
Time you spend searching, driving, on the phone rescheduling…these all just waste your time.
But guess what, by getting rid of clutter and getting organized you can gain that time back. And it is time you didn’t even know you had.
So one day, after getting organized, you may actually have a day when you are sitting there wondering what to do with all of your FREE TIME! If that happens, here’s a list of free things to do with your kids!
So how much money am I wasting?
In the end, I don’t know exactly how much money you are wasting because it is going to be a little different for everyone.
But the one thing you need to know is that you can save money by getting organized.
Stop letting the clutter and disorganization run your life! Take your life back!
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I look forward to getting organized with you!