Did you know that there is a direct connection between your finances and household clutter?
Take a moment and look at all of those mostly forgotten and little-used items you’ve spent money on over the years. Sometimes we don’t want to part with those items because the pain is purely financial, rather than sentimental.
Addressing this issue requires first acknowledging that you spent your hard-earned dollars on something you no longer need or require and then letting go of that fear of needing that item later on but not having the funds to replace it.
Of course, placing items into storage is an option but it will cost you more money - the average rent for a 10 x 10 self-storage unit may cost as much as $160 per month! Many people who choose to store items do so for at least two years, even though at least 65% of self-storage renters have a garage.1 These statistics are a stark reminder that de-cluttering can actually improve your financial wellness and it doesn’t have to be a difficult process.
Here are some ways de-cluttering can help you take control of your finances and improve your financial wellness: