Sure, clutter seems relatively harmless enough, right? I hate to break it to you, but it’s totally not!
In some cases it is just a pile of papers you meant to file away, a stack of books that need to be retuned to the library, or a hamper full of dirty clothes waiting to be laundered.
All delayed decisions.
But clutter is actually a time, energy, and spirit killer.
And clutter kills your pocketbook too.
The true cost of clutter is exorbitant!
Clutter takes time to maintain and deal with, robbing you of time to do other things.
It causes you to devote time or mental energy that could otherwise be spent on more enjoyable things.
So the cost of clutter is measured in more than dollars.
What’s more, clutter is a constant reminder of things that remain undone or unresolved.
And that can be depressing and stress-inducing. Ugh.
Got money to burn?
I hate to be such a bummer, but you gotta know that clutter can also cost you money.
Have you ever purchased something only to discover you already owned it?
You’ve spent money on the duplicate item that could have been used for something else and now the duplicate is taking up space in your home too!
Money’s also lost due to disorganization and clutter when we get dinged with late fees, or even worse, lose clients.
Have all the time in the world?
Another excuse I often hear is that they just don’t have enough time to get organized.
But get this: I read recently that the average American spends three weeks a year looking for misplaced items each year and that American executives spend on average six weeks a year searching for lost items.
You read that right.
Time in the order of 3-6 weeks is being lost each year.
That’s at least an hour a day.
Imagine if you weren’t wasting time searching for lost belongings!
You could add at at least an hour back into your life each and every day!
In sum, the cost of clutter is time AND money (and probably your sanity too).
Sheesh! This is all bummer information, am I right?
But here’s the bright side
The good news is that there’s a solution to all of this and it’s totally within your control!
Like so many other things in life, it is cheaper, faster and better to just deal with your clutter now.
Putting it off only prolongs the issue, making the payoff further away and multiplying the cost to you.
In order to slash the cost of clutter, you gotta make a change, stat!
Ready to begin lowering the cost of disorganization?
May I suggest an easy first step? The 365 Days to an Organized You Printable Organizing Calendar is just the ticket. Simply download, print and follow the daily task.
You’ll find the clutter gets cleared away and you’re closer to an organized life each and every day!
Need even more help to banish your clutter?
If you are serious about getting de-cluttering and finally getting organized, then let’s talk about working together.
If you’ve struggled with clutter for some time and can’t seem to kick it out the door, then you need help.
And clearing the clutter is one of the things in life that I do best!