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Knowing where things are and what’s going on can save you money
By Wendy Thomas
Sue West of Space4U is a professional organizer who has helped me figure out ways to organize my house with its six kids, husband, three dogs, and 33 chickens. One of the many lessons I learned from working with Sue is you save a lot of money when you are organized. When you are organized you know where the school supplies are and you don’t have to rush out at night for poster board.
When things are organized, you know what clothing you have and you don’t spend money buying something you don’t need. And when you have a system, you know what dinner will be that evening, eliminating the expense and hassle of take-out.
I asked Sue to share some of her favorite money-saving organizational tips:
Savings: The money spent on supplies and ingredients. When will you need to bake five batches again?
Savings: No expensive emergency visits. No unexpected, high cost repairs.
Savings: No more duplicates; less waste in food, hobby supplies and services.
Savings: Unnecessary fees and interest costs.
It’s tough to stay organized, especially when we have kids who have such active schedules. But if you start, say by using a central family calendar so you’ll know when things are due, you just might be surprised at how much it makes a difference.
Sue West is a Certified Organizer Coach and a Certified Professional Organizer.
Her book, Organize for a Fresh Start: Embrace your Next Chapter in Life, is due out this later this year. Contact her at 765-9267 or www.OrganizeNH.com.
Wendy Thomas lives in Merrimack with her husband and six children, and has been published in various regional magazines and newspapers. Check out her blog, Simple Thrift-Creative Living on Less, at http://simplethrift.wordpress.com.
Last updated by Morgen Thiboult May 27, 2011.