Did you know that your clutter might be costing you money and precious time?
The cost of ownership.
Everything we own has a cost of ownership. Cleaning, storage, upkeep and time to do all those things is the cost of ownership for everything that occupies space in our lives. For example, a table needs polish and wiping down on a regular basis, not to mention a footprint to occupy in the floor-plan. Clothing needs cleaning, storage space and a hanger to live on. File cabinets need cleaning out, repair if they break and files to fill them.
It’s not just the original price tag.
If you look around your home or office, everything that you own has a cost – and not just the price tag you paid when you initially bought it. Thinking about this before buying something new can give you a better perspective on how many resources are needed to take care of things.
More stuff = more time to care for it.
If there’s too much stuff, it can take up valuable time that could be spent doing something else: like going out to dinner with a friend or reading a really great book. Simplifying, editing and re-evaluation can free up some of that time. The value of any item is more than just its price tag, but how much time and resources it takes to keep it and take care of it.
So hey, what’s your clutter and your extra stuff costing you?