“Clutter = Debt.
Order = No Debt.
When you respect what money can buy you (things) you respect money itself.” Suze Orman
This is a very powerful statement. And I’ve seen it hold true.
While creating order in life isn’t the instant jackpot solution to debt and financial problems, in the untangling of clutter, the emotions and mental blocks attached to that clutter, and the elimination of all these stops and blocks that disorganization and clutter present, life opens up immensely.
I’ve seen it thousands of times in a decade and the results are often astonishing and incredible. When the blocks to abundance are gone, it’s all pure creativity ahead of us!
Wealth of money, energy, time, wellbeing… wealth in every way!
If you need to light a fire under your own clutter clearing, today let’s look at ways that clearing your clutter can help you blaze a path to financial wellbeing and personal wealth.
We spend so much on what we don’t need.
We are a culture of consumerism and a pressure to have things. Instead of always selectively choosing things, often we go for the spectrum of options, the impulse buys and, then, wind up with THIS situation: “We wear 20 % of the clothes we own 80% of the time. The rest hangs there, just in case.”
If you have a lot of stuff and also a lot of debt of financial pressure, you can end this cycle right now by committing to no more shopping except for true necessities. Even before you de-clutter a single thing, you’ll be reversing the energetic flow of money going out and more stuff coming in… and piling up… all by putting an end to shopping in this way.
The simple act of asking for experiences as presents, or donations to charities, can be, actually, far more rewarding and memorable and impactful. Investing in your own experiences and learning and personal growth rather than more stuff is a brilliant way to expand your life.
Energy is money. Clutter takes your energy.
Clutter and stuff have a massive impact on our space and our energetic wellbeing. Money is energy. It’s impacted by a depression in energy.
Every year in the Catalyst Camp Home & Life De-Clutter I hear about huge floods of energy pouring into peoples lives when they started to eliminate what they don’t need…and stop buying more of it! Not only do they feel moe free… they’re instantly saving more money!
“Harris Interactive reports 23 percent of adults say they pay bills late (and incur fees) because they lose them.
1 in 11 American households rent a self-storage space and spend over $1000 a year in rent.
In a 2008 NAPO survey of 400 consumers nationwide, 27 percent said they feel disorganized at work, and of those, 91 percent said they would be more effective and efficient if their workspace was better organized. 28 percent said they would save over an hour per day and 27 percent said they would save 31 to 60 minutes each day.”
The final statistic is especially eye-opening because we are all so busy and we all need more time!
Clearing clutter brings you much more time.
I’ve seen this thousands of times. Time, as they say, is money. It’s actually more valuable than money. It’s everything.
Here are a few more eye-openers on how time and money are related:
Newsweek reported that the average American wastes 55 minutes a day (roughly 12 days a year) looking for things they own but can’t find. In fact, The National Association of Professional Organizers reports we spend one year of our lives looking for lost items. “Average Americans spend one year of their life looking for lost or misplaced items.”
Simply Productive has shared some big statistics on this loss of productivity that adds up to an enormous financial loss:
“ The Wall Street Journal reports that the average U.S. executive wastes six weeks per year retrieving misplaced information from messy desks and files. For an executive earning $75,000 a year, that translates to a loss of $9,221 – 12.3 percent of total earnings. For a company with one hundred executives at that salary, it translates to nearly $1 million in lost productivity.”
Wasted time, wasted energy cleaning extra stuff, depressed moods, extra money spent…
All to do with clutter.
Clutter isn’t just what you see piled up in junk: it’s also digital, mental, emotional… it’s quantum entanglements and it’s long held unproductive habits.
Where are you losing money or staying stuck because of clutter?
Here’s a recent one for you: I managed to spend an extra $15 this month because I didn’t keep proper records of paying a bill. A small thing? Nope. That could have helped to feed someone for a day who didn’t have food, something I love to do when I can. That could have been invested in something better than a late fee that was 100% unnecessary as I thought the bill was paid and the money was sitting in the bank to pay it. It woke me up to a need for an upgrade in my own life-clearing and organization.
Same goes for my own technical digital flow. Right now, I have a lot of Digital Revamping underway because, suddenly, apps and tech things aren’t working. I’ve been blessed to have a digital lifestyle superstar come into my life – Carley K is mindblowingly brilliant- and she’s offered to talk to the Catalyst Camp this year as well! She’s shown me just how easy it can be to embrace the curve of technology and use it to have more time and flow. We all need it. My computer operating system is long overdue for an upgrade, and that’s just the start!
We all have a next level of order, simplicity and productivity to reach to amplify our lives in positive ways and prosper much more.
Where are you losing money, energy, time, happiness, power, hope, joy, opportunity, connection and creativity because of the heavy stuff hanging around life that’s overstayed it’s welcome?
It’s time to be free of that. Right now.
Commit to clearing space for a whole new paradigm of life to emerge.
Let’s get excited about a 2017 of even more light and love and prosperity!
The Catalyst Camp is coming for Spring Cleaning to open up your life to the new like never before! It’s 8 weeks of de-cluttering, letting things go any lightening up life in radical ways. You can sign up HERE to start the free 3-video series & revolutionize your clutter clearing.
This is the stuff that creates feng shui magic!
It’s not a mystery.
Your power unfolds in life in beautiful ways as you allow yourself the space to succeed and prosper in every way!
And, if you want to dive in to your own personalized feng shui in a modern, practical way, Say hello to Feng Shui 101. Its the guide I made for you to create your own personalized feng shui at home, in the office, wherever you may be… in 8 weeks. It’s not filled with strict rules or what you “must” do. Its filled with information, questions, exercises and even videos and classes to help you confidently create amazing spaces with killer feng shui and live with more flow. Learn more about the 8-week feng shui adventure & grab your copy to get started right HERE… And, as always, please let me know what happens!