As I have stressed in past columns, one of the best ways to save money is to live simply. Clutter comes with a price tag.
A lot of times when you have clutter you don’t know what you have and you buy more. However, there are other reasons why it is important to live simply.
It allows me to live with less stress. When I see piles of things in my home that need to be cleaned, put away or completed, I find that I become extremely stressed out. However, with less stuff I have less things to clean, fewer items to put away and fewer things to worry about.
And with less stuff, I can make sure everything has its own place. I find that it easier to keep clean and that I don’t stress out when people come to the door. It also saves me time because I know where things are and every place has a home. I don’t have to spend hours searching for them.
When I live with less stuff, I find that I can become more efficient. With less stuff, I don’t have a lot of distractions and I can concentrate on the task at hand.
Local Area Savings Event
For those looking to save money this weekend, check out the Go Bananas Kids Consignment Sale. It will be held Feb. 14-16. The event will take place at the Dunn National Guard Armory on Susan Tart Road in Dunn. For more information go to http://www.gobananaskidsconsignment.com.
There also are several upcoming consignment sales coming in March. Make sure you check out future columns to see how you can save.
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Stephanie Eaton Harvie has been working professionally in the world of journalism since 1997. She began her career in Dunn, N.C., and served as the editor of the Angier Independent. She has learned tips on frugality by being a stay-at-home mom to her two children.