Today I am so excited to welcome, Kaui from Thrifty Military Mom, which has tons of resources for military families. We connected right away with her thrifty spirit and love of organized finances. I am pleased as punch she is here to share how organization helped her save money. Welcome Kaui!
I used to be painfully disorganized. I had no idea back then that it was doing more than costing me time: it was costing me money. After years of dealing with disorganization, and then many more years of learning how to streamline and organize all aspects of my life, I have come to realize something: organization can save and make you tons of money! Here’s why:
You’ll Be Able To Easily Locate Everything
“Honey! Where are my flip flops? And where are those darn spices I bought a couple of months back??”
Sound familiar? I know for me, this was a constant problem in my house for many years. If you are not organized then you won’t be able to locate your things when you need them most. Like when you need those spices for a dinner you were planning on making for your friends coming over in less than an hour.
This means that you will not only be wasting your time running to the store, but you’ll also be wasting your money buying extras of something you don’t need more of.
You will totally eliminate this problem when you have a place for everything and keep everything in its place.
You’ll Cut Back On The Need To Run Errands
With the price of gas sky high right now everyone is looking to use less. The best way to do this is to simply stop driving so much.
One way to do this is to minimize the amount of errands you run on a weekly and monthly basis. By creating a detailed grocery list based off of a monthly meal plan, including hair and body care needed, you can go from shopping once per week to once per month.
Not only will you save yourself tons of gas, but you’ll also save yourself tons of money in groceries since there is something about paying a huge chunk of money once per month rather than a small amount once per week. It tends to make you think more about what you need rather than what you want.
You’ll Free Time Up So You Can Not Only Save Money, But Make Money
I used to think I didn’t have time to be organized. When I finally committed to organizing I realized that the exact opposite was true. Being able to find everything easily, cutting back on my errands, and having a routine has streamlined my life enough to allow me time to focus on my blog and make money for the family.
If you’re a stay-at-home-mom and you want to contribute to your family’s finances, then the best thing you can start with is organizing. If you’re a working mom then it is still beneficial for you to keep organized so you can have more time to focus on saving money. You’ll be thanking yourself in the end. I know I am!
Kaui Eiklor is the lead blogger at Thrifty Military Mommy. Her focus is to support our heroes, help their families, and make the world better spenders and savers. All the advice she offers is free of charge…come and see!