In one sense by clearing clutter and being organized you can save money. If you have things organized and in certain places, you know what you have. How many times have you had to go out and buy something and then later found the same item in your home. Also, with articles of clothing if you have too much clutter you may forget what you have and go buy an identical item. The more stuff you have, the more time it takes to organize and clean your house.

One suggestion I have heard of is to have 3 boxes or bags on hand. label them, “toss”, “donate”, “keep”. Start with one room and start picking out 27-30 things and put in the correct bag.

If you have a lot of clutter and unorganized items, it may take longer to find items you are looking for and you waste time, you could be using to do something else.

Also, with the growth of self storage units. Some people need these for a place to store items while moving, etc or extra boats and other RV vehicles. But some people spend money to rent these units because they don’t have enough room in their houses for all of their stuff. When you consider the cost of renting extra space, the cost of your stuff get even higher. And if you purchase the items on your credit cards and carry a balance your cost for the items increases even more.

There have been numerous articles about people adopting a minimalist way of life. Some people have been writing blogs about how they go 30 days with only wearing 6 different pieces of clothing during the month. A recent <a href=

Organizer, Peter Walsh has a new book that just came out <a href=http://www.thesimpledollar.com/2011/01/09/review-lighten-up/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+thesimpledollar+%28The+Simple+Dollar%29&utm_content=Twitter>Lighten Up</a>.

Even though we all like having stuff, it is important to take a look at what you have and consider what it is actually costing you and if it is worth it.

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1812048,00.html>article</a. is about a guy that is trying to have only 100 items.

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