There are a number of ways of organizing on a budget. You needn’t spend a small fortune on high-end closet systems or expensive containers. Further, once organized, you will save money as you implement your newly acquired skills.
Use What You Already Have
I can help you use what you already have, or recommend inexpensive items to contain your papers, toys, clothing and more.
Many people are surprised to learn that they have upwards of $100-$200 lying around the house in old purses, glass jars, couch cushions and more. A little organizing goes a long way in uncovering these “buried treasures.” Working with clients, we often uncover misplaced refund or rebate checks hiding in unopened envelopes. Additionally, un-used gift cards are often unearthed. I help implement a system for tracking these cards so they don’t sit unused.
When you can find what you already have, you don’t need to buy a duplicate. Save time and money (no last minute trips to the grocery store) only to purchase an item you already have. No need to replace lost documents such as birth certificates, passports or transcripts. Save late fee charges on your bills and improve your credit score.
Resale Items – I can help stage a tag/garage sale, suggest items for sale on Craigslist or eBay or return unopened items for store credit. Items can also be donated to your favorite charity in exchange for a tax write-off.
Prevent Loss from Theft – Protect What You Own
Sadly, when the economy takes a nose dive, property theft often rises. Are you parking your car on the street while your garage “protects” your broken fish tank, outdated books, clothing and sports equipment? I can help you purge and organize your garage to allow you to park your car where it belongs. Bonus perks: your car will stay warmer in the winter, cooler in the summer and be protected from the elements. Your car will be safe from break-ins or outright theft.
Ready to get started? Contact me today for your free initial phone consultation or to schedule your next organizing project.