60 Second Tip to Save Time and Money

Happy New Year, everyone! First off, thank you for reading this blog and coming back for my sporadic posts. I am committing officially to posting 3 times per week so you should see a lot more valuable content coming out from the depths of Neatsmart’s brain. I am here to share more organizing tips, ideas, quotes, mantras, and general thoughts about the stuff we fill our lives with on a regular basis.

So here is my 60 second tip to save time and money for the 2nd day of 2013: get rid of your email. What? Get rid of it completely? No, not completely but what I do suggest is that you clean out those regular messages you get because you bought something online at a store or signed up for a subscription for something you no longer read. And speaking of shopping, you do realize that the goal of online retailers is to sell you more stuff, right? They are not your buddies just letting you know that sweaters are an extra 15% off with today’s special code. They don’t care that you have 15 black sweaters already jammed in your drawers. They want you to buy another one and another one and so on. They want you to spend as much time as possible perusing their well designed site so you’ll be tempted to impulse-purchase something from their fabulous collection today. They want to turn your “wants” into “needs” and then turn those into “shopping cart purchases” which costs you $$$.

Today pick 3 sources to unsubscribe to so you can free up your inbox and add time to your day to do something better than shopping and buying more than you need. I guarantee you’ll love how liberating it feels to not have so many junk emails to go through every day.  Plus you are removing the temptation to spend money on things you don’t need. And while you are at it, spend another 5 minutes deleting or filing messages that are stacking up in your cluttered inbox. All of those holiday party invitations, notices of Christmas and after Christmas sales, travel plans from months ago, can all go in the trash. Free up some space in your inbox and feel confident that it’s going to be less cluttered tomorrow and the day after and so forth.

Happy New Year and happy organizing!