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Balance What You Bring In With What You Take Out

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Whenever you buy something new, get rid of something you already have. If you KNOW ahead of time that you will be getting rid of something you already have in order to make room for the something new you are looking at, you will really think twice before buying it.

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This only works if you follow the rule consistently. You have to KNOW that each purchase will require getting rid of something. Once you train yourself, your house will become less cluttered, and you will save money! Tip: each time you decide NOT to buy, put the $ you would have spent in a piggy!
- Submitted by CRANBYRRE 6/7/2010 in Organization | 6 Comments
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LOOKN_UP 6/9/2010 10:23:00 AM

    I was in that place once too but then someone told me about FlyLady.net. I know, it sounds flaky but you may want to check it out and see if it could help in your situation. The "FlyLady"s name is actually Marla Cilley and she and her crew work to help people like us "declutter" our homes in a "non-perfectionist" and fun way. There's actually a few "FlyLady" Sparkteams out there but I haven't joined any yet so I can't attest to them. Can't hurt to at least check out FlyLady.net though... Wishing you the best.
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JAGALBREATH 6/7/2010 6:29:00 AM

    What an awesome idea for keeping down the clutter!
DEMPSTER3 6/9/2010 10:59:00 PM

    Oh, wow..this is a great idea..and I'll put it to use...haha...got to get rid of so much stuff, I'll be using this idea until Armaggedon!
LOOKN_UP 6/9/2010 10:27:00 AM

    FYI, My previous reply about FlyLady.net was in reply to greneyedblond's concern...
Hope you're all having a great day!
VETTE1011 6/8/2010 1:49:00 PM

    A family member of mine always does this and it works for her all the time. I am going to make this a goal of mine. Thank you for the tip.
GRENEYEDBLOND 6/8/2010 10:41:00 AM

    I like this but I don't know if I can live up to this. I am looking for some real life help with a problem I have with saving things for a later use. Yes I have clutter in my life. I know I would be better off without it but I can't seem to let it go. Sorry to run off like this. emoticon

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