MoneyMindedMoms: Being Disorganized Is Expensive

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Being Disorganized Is Expensive
May 19 2011 07:00 PM | Tricia Meyer  in House, Heart, & Home -----
While most people would agree that being organized saves you time, do you also realize that it can save you money? I’m not the most organized person, but I am trying to become better at it because I know more and more that my lack of organization actually costs me money.

One great example is Dramamine. Every time that I go on a trip, I have to take Dramamine, whether it is a car, a boat, or a plane. Most of the time I buy one of those little bottles that has 10 in it but I only end up taking 4-6 of them throughout the trip. When I come home, the Dramamine gets tossed into a drawer in my bathroom or an overnight bag in the closet. When the next trip comes, I search frantically for it but decide that I might as well just buy another bottle. Even worse, I end up having to pay airport prices to buy a “single serving” pouch. By the time the other bottle appears, they are expired.

Why didn’t I just put the Dramamine bottle in an organized location where I would know where to find it the next time?

The same thing happens to me with umbrellas, ponchos, safety pins, bobby pins, and a whole host of other items that get misplaced in my house from the last time that I used them. I end up buying replacements because it is faster and I am in a hurry. How much would I be saving if I didn’t have to replace those misplaced items?

Think about the things that you do not use often and end up replacing when you cannot find them. Can you find a better place to store them so that you can find them quickly? Let’s get organized together and save some money.

Tricia Meyer is an attorney, blogger, affiliate marketer, wife, and mother of two daughters. Her cash back site Sunshine Rewards helps moms save money with coupons and shopping rebates.


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