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Frugal Organizing Tips + Thrive @ Home Link-Up

A few days ago, I went in a decluttering frenzy! I get that way when the piles start taking over and I can’t stand looking at them anymore. Now that I’ve cleared some of our unwanted stuff out, I am trying to organize the items we are keeping. For me, this is the fun part.

However, as much as I love to organize, I really dislike spending a lot of money buying more boxes and such to store all of my stuff in. After decluttering, it sometimes seem counter-productive. The fact is, our homes do need to be well-organized and often that means spending a little money. But you don’t have to break the piggy bank to accomplish this goal!

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Know what you need. Declutter/organize, measure, then buy!  In the past, there have been time when I didn’t take time to figure out exactly what I needed and ended up spending money on unnecessary items  (and wasted time) because I was in a rush to complete a project.

Buy Used. If you aren’t in a hurry to get a certain area perfectly organized, consider browsing garage sales and thrift stores.  These places are also great for finding storage containers for areas that don’t need an exact size.  For example, a basket for magazines to sit in a corner of your living room.

Repurpose what you already have. Obviously, this is my favorite option because it doesn’t require spending money at all!  There are so many wonderful ideas to re-using stuff around the house. Check out my Pinterest board for some of my favorite ideas!

All in all, saving money requires you to get a little creative… Or at least borrow someone else’s creative ideas! ;-)

How do you save money while organizing?

 

And the winner is…
Congrats to Brenda R! You won the What to Expect book bundle! You have been sent a message with instructions on how to receive your prize. Thank you to all who entered! :)

 

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The Thrive @ Home blog hop, hosted by myself and Audra Michelle,
is a place for women in all seasons of life to encourage one another
to thrive – not just survive – in their roles at home.

Review the guidelines, grab the button, and link up!

We would love it if you would tweet about it using the #ThriveAtHome hash tag to connect with other Thrivers and spread the love.

The blog hop is open Thursday through Saturday every week.

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About Jenni Mullinix

Jenni is a writer who passionately strives to encourage and equip Christian women to live for the glory of God by fulfilling their call in every season of life. She is happily married to the love of her life and delights in being a stay-at-home mama. She is fascinated with all things domestic and strives to live a life of Gospel-centered simplicity. In her free time, she enjoys deep conversations, decaf lattes and diving into a good book. Read more...

Comments

  1. It always bothers me that getting organized can cost so much money!! Great advice to remember, Jenni.

  2. i am in desperate need of organizing my hobby desk ~ it’s been on my project list for months – time to tackle it!!!! so great to jump back in the blogosphere, it felt good to write and post, to read posts – looking forward to more of it this year!!! xoxo j

  3. Hi, I arrived too late to link up this time but will hope back on 24th. Til then!
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  4. It always bothers me how much it can cost to organize things. Great tips. My favorite way to save is using freecycle and used stores. I would love if you would link up your post with us for Fabulously Frugal Thursday. This is information I think our readers could use.
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