I read this great post on GRS about saving your sense by decluttering. Ever since we moved to our new home two years ago I’ve been on a quest to declutter. We threw a lot of stuff away during the move, but I couldn’t part with a bunch of other stuff back then. Since then, I’ve made a lot of progress. See, the hoarder in the household used to be me. The husband doesn’t have that many possessions.
I read a book called Organizing from the Inside Out by Julie Morgenstern and that really got me going. During the first year that we lived in our home I started decluttering and organizing room by room. At the same time I started getting a grip on our finances again. Before our wedding I went through a couple of frugal years…but totally let things slip out of my hands ever since the proposal. Yes, the wedding cost a lot!
I noticed that decluttering and getting a grip on your finances go hand in hand. The GRS article also describes the same effect. It has given me cravings for another round of decluttering as in: throwing or giving the last bits and bobs away which I couldn’t part with earlier but which have not been used since we’ve moved into this house.
Sounds like a sensible idea, doesn’t it? Do you agree that decluttering helps you reach financial independence?