The High Price of Clutter and Rubbish
Take a look at the room you are in right now. There is at least one item that you are tired of, is no linger needed to serve a previous purpose or is simply taking up space and collecting dust. That item potentially has value – for you or someone else.
There are many reasons an item can lose its luster for us: our tastes or styles change, our needs shift due to a life event, a clothing item is outgrown, the seasons change… the list goes on. And there are particular rooms holding numerous valuable items: closets, basements, attics, garages, storage units etc. Many of these items will be decorative pieces that can serve one of two purposes. The first is sell, sell, sell. The second is pleasantly surprising. You will be amazed at the amount of items you already own that will freshen up a room by replacing something else or simply moving the item from one space to another. Other money makers are clothing items that you can sell or donate. These are just some of the ways to find value in your home.
I an not one of those people who always had a pristine home, a clean, shiny car or a purse that offered all my necessities at first glance. However, I am going to show you how to stay organized and make profit of doing it.
I’m a firm believer in small wins. These wins allow you to prove to yourself obtaining your goal is possible by starting small. We don’t come into this world singing and dancing. We must make small efforts toward learning to crawl, walk and eventually run. If you think back about most of your accomplishments, you have started from scratch and worked up to success. It helps to create bite size pieces of a goal. By segmenting it into attainable parts and simply starting: one foot in front of the other, one step at a time.
How much effort and time am I looking at to find value in my home?
The amount of effort that you want to put into finding money in your home is completely up to you. The level of commitment and amount of time required will depend on your reasons for making money. You are able to choose how much time you want to spend on this depending on your big why. If your reasons are really big, think college funds or a new car, your efforts will have to be a bit bigger. If you want to jump start your savings account or pay off a debt you will want to put some time into this. If you just want a little pocket change or shopping money you can succeed in a weekend. Either way, I want you to start small. Remember, lots of little wins equal a huge success.
Pick one problem area (kitchen) and them pick something from that area (junk drawer or pantry) that you can tackle in a short amount of time. Even if you just have a few minutes. If you have just 10 minutes you can clean out a junk drawer, rearrange a makeup bag, or finally see the bottom of your purse. Try it now and watch your first small victory build into larger triumphs throughout this process. The bottom line is it is up to you… you spend the amount of time that you want focusing on the area that you need most and ultimately, the reward is in your hands.