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Decluttering Your Home? 4 Ways to Stay Economical While Getting Rid of Items

Conquering clutter is easy when money isn’t a concern, but what happens when you need to downsize on a shoestring budget? Believe it or not, you don’t have to resign yourself to living out of trash bags and cardboard boxes. A little creativity and determination can go a very long way.

Continue reading to learn four ways to stay economical while getting rid of items.

Cut the Cords

Do you have a huge wad of cords just tangled with each other? Don’t worry, this happens to all of us. Once you’ve untangled all the cords, take each individual cord and tuck it inside of an empty paper towel or toilet paper roll. Doing this will prevent it from being tangled when you’re not using it. On a side note, write what the cord goes to and how long it is. Many people are unaware of how useful an empty toilet roll can be. They can be used for all sorts of things aside from keeping cords neat.

Stash Can Goods


Don’t know what to do with your canned goods? If buy things in bulk, reuse cardboard box as a storage unit in your pantry. Wrap it in your favorite decorative to make it more visually appealing.

Wrangle Hair Ponies


One of the most common struggles of women is that they can never seem to keep track of their hair bands. Some might go missing while others end up in places they never expected. Regardless, this is easily fixable. Simply put them on an empty roll of paper towels. That way, you’ll know where they are at all times.

Get Crafty

Decluttering your home on a budget is sometimes be easier said than done. But it’s nothing a green bin can’t handle. Green bins can help you get rid of any garbage or unwanted items in a flash. Of course, there’s more to this than just having a bin thrown at you. You’ll have to order it and be specific on how many bins you need and how big they need to be. Once you’ve put everything into those bins, simply return the bins to the sender.

With just a little cash and a whole lot of imagination, you declutter even the most cluttered of spaces. Finally, take the time to go through what you own and get rid of everything that you don’t use or wear. Donate to a charity or give to someone in need.

  • Emma Sturgis, the author of this post, is a freelance writer from Boston, MA


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