This article is the first in a three-part series from professional organizer Vicki Norris on getting organized to help save money. Look for part two next month, and more posts from Vicki coming soon!
Do you find yourself tossing rotten food due to poor meal planning? Have you paid more in late fees or premiums, because you couldn’t face the mountain of paperwork?
If so, you have a hole in your pocket! We all think about saving money; however, if we focus solely on spending less, we miss a big opportunity to save by trimming wastefulness.
In almost two decades as a professional organizer, I have been waist-deep in people’s belongings and “overage”. They have overspent, overaccumulated, overstashed, and overdone it! While they likely know they have spent too much or procrastinated one-too-many-times, they may not realize their haphazard habits are siphoning their money!
The opportunity to save is in our home and habits, and together, we are digging out. Expand your focus from simply watching pennies to trimming wastefulness. When you get organized, you will be amazed how much money you will save.
This month, note areas of waste in your home and life and take action to scale those back. Next month, I’ll reveal how to create household order to recover funds. In the third post, I’ll share simple financial systems to end wastefulness. Here’s to an ordered year of good stewardship!
Vicki Norris, president of Restoring Order®, is a nationally recognized organizing expert, author, and speaker. Her team of professional organizers serves home and business clients in Washington and Oregon. You can watch her organizing segments on KPTV’s Fox 12 More Good Day Oregon. Visit RestoringOrder.com for more information.