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Decluttering is saving me money

January 23rd, 2010 at 07:06 pm

Huh. Weird. I realized today that this process of clearing things out, going through every drawer and throwing or giving things away is making me spend less money. I guess all of that stuff I'm not using that I spent money on and have now given away is at the front of my mind when I am out at the store. It's making the idea buying more stuff that will just get lost in drawers and such less appealing.

Now that I have cable TV, I have also started watching the shows Clean House and Hoarders. Boy, talk about problems resulting from living in a culture of consumerism and unlimited shopping opportunities. Those shows also make me want to clean up and clear out!

5 Responses to “Decluttering is saving me money”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    That's great! Keep up the good work.

  2. dmontngrey Says:

    Clutter is costing us money here! We need to make a conscious effort to declutter, but we haven't found the time. We wanted to attempt to fix DH's satellite radio car antenna - but couldn't find the soldering iron! We finally bought another one this morning - no luck with the antenna. I feel good we tried though. I have a couple other things I want to fix with gorilla glue - think I can find it? *sigh* Not breaking down to buy more - yet. We're trying - there's just so much STUFF from our buying days. We got through half the kitchen counter, and the freezer. I at least got DH to toss the dead antenna.

  3. wowitsawonderfullife Says:

    Hey Thrift... I couldn't agree with you more. It's bizarre how much stuff we accumulated. And that Hoarders - that is truly scary stuff!

  4. Tracy Says:

    I'm in total declutter mode this month. I read "It's All Too Much" by Peter Walsh and realized that I had so much more to let go of, even though I'm quite an organized person. Today, I found $10 cash in a b-day card for my son's first b-day.... he turned 6 last weekend! I'm also selling items for cash. So, decluttering is making me money! Hoarders is extreme, and sad. I really feel for those people.

  5. thriftorama Says:

    Hmmm. That sounds like an interesting book. I will put it on my to read list.

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