Friday, April 8, 2011

Spring Cleaning - Downsizing your home

Many people don’t realize is that downsizing and decluttering can really save you a lot of money.  In addition, they both can make your life considerably more stress-free!

We become attached to our things.  We buy big homes and spend money on storage unit to store all of our stuff.  Many of our things help give us a sense of identity, because today that's what our society tells us.  We might inherent stuff from our family and friends.  These items can have a powerful hold on us.  Many times we can't let go of these things because they hold a memory or link us to a person we love.

Stuff can take on a life of its own.  The problem occurs when we don’t self-regulate our consumption of stuff, and we don’t get rid of what we already have. This mentality manifests itself when we buy stuff to fill a void in our life, when we buy to make ourselves feel better after a bad day, when we buy stuff to keep up with someone else or when we buy because we don’t have anything else to do.  This kind of consumption easily leads to packed homes that require significant investments to keep up. We spend time cleaning around this stuff. We pay a larger mortgage (or monthly storage unit payments) to store it all, and we pay the larger utilities that go along with the bigger house.  We also end up buying stuff we already have because we can't find where we put our stuff.  In a sense, the stuff we own ends up owning us.

So what are you waiting for?  Let's start downsizing!!!  Stuff does NOT have to own us OR define us!  If you downsize you will find that you're happier, have more time, less stress, and more money in your pocket.

Happy Downsizing!


P.S.  Need help?  I'm offering a Spring Cleaning Special.  I'm offering my blog readers $5 off any one 3 hour session.  Just mention my "Blog Spring Cleaning Special" to get my 3 hour Organizing Session (normally $60) for only $55!

Simplify Your Life Organizing is dedicated to providing affordable organizing services for the average family. No job too big or too small.  We help you organize one pile at a time.  We help you set goals, create order & establish a strategy that will help you stay organized. We provide one-on-one assistance to get your life in control. You will have less stress & more space!  Serving the following areas:  Stratford New Jersey, Cherry Hill, Mount Laurel, Moorestown, Medford, New Castle County Delaware, certain areas in Pennsylvania, & all of South Jersey.  We purchase most of our Organizing products from the Cherry Hill Container Store located in front of the Cherry Hill Mall, next to Crate & Barrel (Route 38 & Haddonfield Rd), as well as, the Voorhees Target located across from the Bally's gym off of White Horse

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