5 Organizing Tips to Save You Money-

June 13, 2022
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5 Organizing Tips to Save You Money, by Professional Organizer, Lisa Gessert
https://www.organizing.buzz/

Do you think organizing is just for appearances? Organizing your home and office is financially beneficial as well.

  1. Just in organizing products alone, people spend a fortune on bins, baskets, filing supplies because they don’t know what they have. How many times I run into people who want to organize and they first run out to purchase more organizing items only to find they have something like it at home. I stress to clients to Sort, Purge, Assign it a home then containerize. This process would save people tons of money. Home storage products have become a $4.36 billion industry, (Newsweek 2004). Follow the process, it will save you major bucks!
    2. Need more proof that being organized would save you money…I also run into people whose homes are unorganized to the point of papers, boxes, “stuff” that are blocking air vents that supply heat and air conditioning to their homes. How many basements I see where things are piled and stacked high. You may not realize the heat and air conditioning you lose this way because you aren’t utilizing that space, but it is drawing away from your furnace being more efficient in cooling or heating your home. Check your rooms to make sure you aren’t one of these culprits!
    3. How about additional fees when bills aren’t paid on time because people aren’t using a good process for bill payments. Between some paper bills, some electronic bills people are not on a good system to keep track of it all. What does your bill pay system look like? 23% of adults say they pay bills late (& thus incur fees) because they lose them. Time for a revamp!
    4. Business owners, how long does it take for you to find your files? How long do your employees take filing and searching for their files? It costs $120 in labor to track down a misplaced document or $250 in labor to recreate it. Time wasted is money wasted.
    5. Where else is your money being wasted? Make a list of everything, I mean everything you are paying for, every small little $5 payments. What can you eliminate?

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Just in organizing products alone, people spend a fortune on bins, baskets, filing supplies because they don’t know what they have. How many times I run into people who want to organize and they first run out to purchase more organizing items only to find they have something like it at home. I stress to clients to Sort, Purge, Assign it a home then containerize.This process would save people tons of money. Home storage products have become a $4.36 billion industry, (Newsweek 2004). Follow the process, it will save you major bucks!

 

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Need more proof that being organized would save you money…I also run into people whose homes are unorganized to the point of papers, boxes, “stuff” that are blocking air vents that supply heat and air conditioning to their homes. How many basements I see where things are piled and stacked high. You may not realize the heat and air conditioning you lose this way because you aren’t utilizing that space, but it is drawing away from your furnace being more efficient in cooling or heating your home. Check your rooms to make sure you aren’t one of these culprits!

 

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How about additional fees when bills aren’t paid on time because people aren’t using a good process for bill payments. Between some paper bills, some electronic bills people are not on a good system to keep track of it all. What does your bill pay system look like? 23% of adults say they pay bills late (& thus incur fees) because they lose them. Time for a revamp!

 

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Business owners, how long does it take for you to find your files? How long do your employees take filing and searching for their files? It costs $120 in labor to track down a misplaced document or $250 in labor to recreate it. Time wasted is money wasted.

 

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Where else is your money being wasted? Make a list of everything, I mean everything you are paying for, every small little $5 payments. What can you eliminate?

There is no doubt that being organized would save people money in many ways. These tips are not just for homes, check your work space and how you are utilizing that as well. I would suggest to take one room at a time per week. Go through that room thoroughly from top to bottom and purge as much as you can, you will be surprised at how much “stuff” you actually don’t use or haven’t seen in quite some time. Create a “keep” pile, a “donate” pile and a “toss” pile in each room.

I know it takes hard work and loads of time to create a space you will love, but once created, it will be well worth it!

Let’s go with the old adage “less is more“!

Happy Organizing!

Lisa