Do you feel like you are drowning in clutter? Overwhelmed by the sheer volume of stuff? Having trouble finding the item you need? Nancy Reigelsperger, CCE-Steuben Financial Educator, offers Clear the Clutter and Simplify Your Life and Finances, a workshop that helps you address these questions.
Clutter is evidence of many things: poor habits, lack of organization, sentimental attachment, too much stuff. But, at bottom, each item of clutter is a decision delayed.
Beating clutter requires building new habits, applying new organizational methods and creating new household routines. It takes times. Your clutter didn’t happen over-night and it will take time to get a handle on it.
Clutter actually falls into FOUR separate categories:
Clutter in any of these forms can wreak havoc on your life. It robs you of precious time, working to destroy your productivity and happiness. It can have detrimental effects on your health and well-being…sometimes even on your relationships. It sends out negative messages to those around you and places a huge obstacle right in front of your goals and dreams.
The last thing you want in your life is Clutter. The best thing you can do is meet Clutter head on…and take it down, make it vanish, and say goodbye to it…forever.
(University of Florida Cooperative Extension)
Reduced ability to plan for the future
Misplaced bills can result in late fees, lower credit scores and other problems
Crisis purchases increase spending
Cluttered homes sell slower and for less $$$
Renting storage space can cost over $1000 year
Last updated March 23, 2016