Getting organized can help you save money
If you are serious about saving money and sticking to your budget, there is a certain skill and state of mind that you must embrace in order to be successful: get organized.
Getting organized will help you to save money in a number of different ways:
You won’t duplicate items for your kids
Ever gone into your kids ‘closet and found clothing that is too small that still has the price tags on?
Obviously, buying the same thing twice means wasting money. Develop a system for your kids’ clothes that lets them be visible and go through their closets seasonally and purge. This will let you know what you’ve got and also give you things to trade in at the consignment store.
You’ll save time
When you get organized, you’ll find that you will magically have more time on your hands. Not only will this help with the stress levels, you won’t have to pay a premium for convenience. You’ll have time to do DIY home-related tasks. You won’t have to hit the drive-thru or order pizza, because you will already know what you are having for dinner.
You’ll waste less
Throwing food in the garbage literally is throwing money away. Get organized in your pantry, fridge and freezer so that you are aware of expiration dates. Store older canned goods etc. in the front of your pantry. Label items in the freezer with the date, so that you know what to use first. Clean and store produce in your fridge so it lasts longer.
You’ll be proactive with your money
When you get organized with your money, which means setting a budget and tracking your spending, you’ll be able to be more proactive. That means you won’t have late bill payments and fees. You also won’t be scrambling to find money for your savings.