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Clutter. It’s terrible for the soul, and terrible for all other life aspects as well. Clutter not only drags us down mentally, but it is also a huge waste of our financial resources. How exactly does clutter waste money, and how does getting rid of it help us save financially?

In this article, we are learning how decluttering saves you money because we all need to take care of our finances to get ahead.

What benefits can you get from Decluttering?

Ever since I read the book of Marie Kondo, The life-changing magic of Tidying Up, I have been obsessed with decluttering and keeping my house organized. Along my journey, I realized that decluttering has so many benefits and it saved me a lot of money. Here are the benefits I learned from decluttering.

You Find Items You Forgot You Had

When you declutter, it can be like going shopping. As you clean, you will likely come across many objects that you forgot you had. You may need more pens and find close to one hundred.

You just never know what you are going to find when you declutter. The rescued items can be organized from this point on and used as needed.

You Don’t Have to Buy New Items Because You Lost the Old One

We’ve all been there. You have an item you need and you are sure you bought it already. You know that you have it somewhere, but you have so much clutter lying around that you may never find the item. You inevitably end up buying a new one, only to find the original several months down the road.

With piles and piles of seemingly random things being stored in your home, it can be near impossible to find what you are looking for when you need it the most.

Decluttering can make your home more organized so that you never have to waste time looking for things you bought and misplaced or buy a duplicate item.

ALSO READ: How to make your home free of Clutter

It Encourages You to Buy Less

When you have spent a large amount of time decluttering your home, you realize what a time-waster it is to have too many items. It can be the most effective way of convincing yourself to buy less.

You will save a large amount of money if you take the simple step of curbing your spending patterns. Buy less, and your life will instantly go in a positive direction.

You Can Downsize

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The amount of real estate that clutter takes up is amazing. When you declutter, it makes you feel good and you will want to keep going. When you have gotten to a point where you are closer to being a minimalist, you will find that you truly do not need a lot of space to enjoy the home you live in. You may even find yourself seriously considering downsizing your home in order to save money and prepare for the future.

You Can Create Income Selling Old Items

Decluttering leaves you with not only a lot of junk but also with many perfectly good items that you simply do not need. By selling these old items, you are not just saving money, but making some.

This can be an added incentive to your decluttering efforts. Whether it be through a garage sale, word of mouth, or an online ad, sell your old items and make some extra cash.

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Decluttering is good for the mind, body, and soul. It is also good for the wallet. If you are hoping to save money and be more responsible with what you have, take these thoughts into consideration. Decluttering can and does save you money and in a big way.

QUESTION: How decluttering saves you money? Share in the comment section below.



  1. Thena Franssen

    December 28, 2021 at 5:27 AM

    Decluttering does help me save money. I stop losing things and never end up buying duplicates. That’s so nice!

  2. April

    December 26, 2021 at 3:40 AM

    This resonates with me. I do not like clutter. Great information and tips!

  3. Ebony

    December 25, 2021 at 2:13 PM

    So many great reminders and tips! I discovered the importance of decluttering when we moved 3 years ago. It truly does make you want to buy less and you feel so much better!

    1. Ali

      December 25, 2021 at 10:31 PM

      right, I also realized the importance when I moved to a new country. I had so many things I could not take and realized they’re all clutter

  4. Rosey

    December 24, 2021 at 8:29 PM

    Clutter does drag you down. For me it’s paper. I always say I’m going to keep it manageable but my papers stack up inevitably. It’s a weight, for sure.

    1. Ali

      December 25, 2021 at 10:32 PM

      I am a teacher and I can relate to you. I too have struggled with paper.

  5. Ave

    December 24, 2021 at 12:11 PM

    We try to declutter when the season is changing. It’s shocking to see how many things we buy and often times just use them once or twice and then they are just forgotten. It’s so true that the more decluttering you do, the better you feel and the fewer things you want to buy. At least it works for me!

  6. Nicole Anderson

    December 24, 2021 at 11:24 AM

    To me, decluttering is about freeing my mind more as you suggest here. It stops the unproductive time you spend having to search through clutter in order to find what is needed at that time. Not having clutter around allows me to focus more sharply and also to relax more.

  7. Predrag Kovačević

    December 24, 2021 at 11:07 AM

    We just got a couple of things out of the house that were redundant, did a little bit of reorganization, and got a completely different and more comfortable space for living.

  8. Elise Ho

    December 24, 2021 at 8:20 AM

    I think my favorite top tip
    Is about finding things that you thought you didn’t even have.

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