Look, we all do it. We write down our grocery store list, and then come home with twice as much food as we meant to. Or we stop by Target for just one thing, and spend $30 in the Dollar Spot. We can’t just walk by that really cute top or we think we might really need a mango slicer someday. But we all need to stop buying things we don’t need.
The amount of money we are spending on useless items is just part of the problem. The bigger problem is that we have nowhere to put all the stuff.
The first thing I tell clients to do is to stop buying things you don’t need. No more bins or baskets or pillows or kitchen gadgets. No more toys or furniture or crafts or projects until first you have gone through and organized your entire house.
First, you may find that you already own what you were going to buy. Second, because you really don’t need it. And third, you have no place to store it. So, take the first step towards organizing. Put a 30 day hold on purchasing anything you don’t absolutely need. Maybe you can spend the extra money hiring an organizer, and you may be surprised at how much less stuff you will need to buy in the future.