Having too much clutter or unnecessary items around the house can be a frustrating time hindrance. By regularly purging all of the things you don't need, you'll spend less time looking for things -- and maybe even net you a few bucks.
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Do yourself a favour and think about how many times you had to look for something in the last week. It might be more than you think. Allison Martin at The Simple Dollar suggests a purge is the answer:
I was tired of spending hours trying to locate a particular document, sock, shirt, or any other item that had made its way into a black hole. And each moment spent doing so was taking time away from income-generating projects. There's no more sorting through a cluttered closet, garage, bedroom, or any other part of the house for an item I desperately need. We've managed to toss or sell all the extras and neatly organise what remains. Less money spent on replacements and more time available for core business activities. Problem solved.
If you're a highly organised person, this may not be much of a problem, but busy times of the year can get the best of us. By saving time, you have more of it to do the things that can make you money -- not to mention the fact that you might be able to sell all those things you rarely use. Clutter can be a silent killer of productivity, so assess your inventory and purge.
How Purging Your Stuff Saves Money [The Simple Dollar]