Kelly the Culinarian: September Savings Day 10: Keep Clutter Down

Thursday, September 10, 2009

September Savings Day 10: Keep Clutter Down

Easier said than done, I’m aware. I put my stockpile in at least three or four different places. But clutter costs you money, especially when you’re not even sure what you have on hand. It’s always cheaper to use what you have on hand.

So toiletries are upstairs and sorted into bins. At least I know where to find things, right? School supplies that I’ve bought when they were loss leaders are in a spare closet. Gifts that I’ve collected in advanced along with wrapping paper and Christmas tins and wicker baskets that I’ve picked up at Goodwill are under a bed. I put the bed on risers to accommodate more stuff. Home stuff and pantry items are in this giant closet that I’ve been blessed with on my first floor.

If you’re looking for ways to get organized, I suggest checking out Craigslist for shelves and bookcases. You can put a shelf over a doorway or add another shelf in your laundry room. Label what you can and store like items together.

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