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Avoid becoming a hoarder

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If you have too many unused possessions you are not only devaluing them, but you are cluttering up your home unnecessarily.

Consider the cost incurred in buying possessions you never or rarely use and now find yourself in a position where you cannot open cupboards or drawers as a result of too much clutter.

Cleaning is expensive you can incur costs in having to keep these items clean and, of course, there are moving costs if you decide to move house.

Often clutterers buy goods in triplicate, not realising that they already have a sufficiency in their cupboards as there may be many of the same item only half used.

Many people’s financial problems are due to disorganisation causing them to face high interest costs, not keeping bills in order to pay them and not tendering invoices to clients on time. They also tend not to pay fines timeously or even render tax returns after the due date.

Some people even hide money and then can’t find it, and others lose policies which are worth money.

Steps to assist in clearing clutter
* One way to assist in clearing clutter is to use each room for it’s intended purpose, eg bedroom to sleep and dress in.
* Use each room for storing relevant goods.
* Keep similar items together, eg plugs and adapters, kitchen mats and table cloths, medicines.
* Keep plastic, wooden or glass in separate jars, not in the cutlery drawer.
* Store things where you would normally wish to retrieve them.
* When sorting out drawers decide if each item really adds value or is a cherished item. Ask yourself if you really need it, and if not, donate it to someone in need.
* Train your family to follow these instructions so that they will not become hoarders.

Author: Blue Chip

Submitted 31 Jul 18 / Views 126