Decluttering to save money

November 25, 2021
2 mins

We’ve all heard of spring cleaning, and apparently, it's been around for thousands of years. Historians think it originated around the time of the Persian New Year, and the idea has also been tied in with other traditionalist holidays.

Here's the thing... you don’t have to wait until spring to do a little bit of decluttering. And doing so now could actually end up making you a bit wealthier before the holidays. That is, unless you have OCD and love organization already, in which case you’re probably good to go.

As for the rest of us, however... 

👕 Turn your closet into a thrift shop: If you feel as if you’ve got a lot of clothes, yet only wear like 25% of them, it might be time to audit your closet. There’s an abundance of apps and websites that make it super easy to sell unwanted items, and you might be surprised how much money is in your wardrobe. Just make sure to take high-quality photos. 

💳 Facing spending habits: Sometimes when we clean out our home, we find a lot of things that provoke thoughts like “when did I even buy this?” Doing some decluttering can force us to come to grips with some, shall we say, whimsical purchases we’ve made, and lead us to reevaluate our spending as a result. 

😌 Peace of mind: Although this doesn’t have a direct correlation to turning a profit, creating more space and organization in your environment can feel like a weight lifted off your shoulders that you might not have even known was there. This can lead to feeling better, increased productivity, and even inspiring new ideas.

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