Last Updated August 26, 2020
Do you want to save more money or get out of debt? One easy way to save more money is being organized. There are many benefits to being organized—especially when it comes to your finances. Find out 9 ways being organized saves money and time.
How Being Organized Saves Money
- You Get The Best Deals
Being organized saves money by allowing you to get the best deals. By planning your purchases in advance, you can make sure you’re getting the best price on that item.
When you wait until the last minute to buy things you need, you usually have to pay full price because you don’t have much time to shop around for a good deal. When you’re organized, you can plan ahead for anything you need, and purchase things when they are on sale or clearance.
One easy way I would save money and get the best deals is by using online coupons and rebate sites. This helps me to save money any time I shop in store or online.
Two great websites I use are Ebates and Ibotta. If you don’t have an account, sign up right now! It is literally FREE money. When you sign up right now and purchase something you will get a $10.00 bonus from Ebates and Ibotta.
- You Save Money On Food
Meal prepping is one of the biggest ways being organized saves money on your food bill. It saves you money because you will be less tempted to order food out of convenience. Your meals will already be prepared and easy to consume.
You can also plan your meals around what is on sale that week at your local grocery store—which will save you even more money. Once you make a plan of what you’re going to eat that week, make a grocery list before going to the grocery store. Having a grocery list will help you make sure you only buy what you need.
You can download a FREE Weekly Meal Planner in my Resource Library. I have made it simple for you to plan all your menu items. My meal planner also makes it easy to compose a shopping list and write down how much each item will cost. Finally, I have included a food inventory list for you so you can see what items you already have.
An additional way to save money on food is to use cash back websites when going grocery shopping. My favorite cash back website to use is Ibotta.
- You Avoid Fees
Being organized saves money because it can help you make sure your bills are paid on time. By scheduling your bill payments, you will avoid costly late fees. You can either set up automatic payments or manually schedule to pay your bills.
Another bonus to regularly paying your bills on time is if you accidentally forget to pay a bill, your creditor may be more inclined to waive the fee because of your stellar payment history.
This recently happened to me. I forgot to pay my American Express credit card bill the other day. However, when I called to ask for the late fee to be waived, they quickly agreed to do so with little hassle. I don’t think they would’ve been willing to waive the fee if I was always late with paying my credit card bill.
- You Get Lower Interest Rates
Paying your bills on time will help increase your credit score. As a result, your high credit score will allow you to get more access to lower interest rates. So as you can see, being organized saves money because it allows you to get a lower interest rate.
- You Buy Less
Being organized saves money because it will help you know exactly what you own. Since you know what you own, you tend to buy less. You no longer have to buy an item because you either can’t find it or don’t know you already own it.
- Saves You Time
Everyone knows time is money. By keeping things well organized, you can save yourself time. The more organized you are, the less time you spend looking for things. You can therefore spend your time on things that are productive.
- You Can Earn Extra Money
As I mentioned earlier, being organized saves you time. Having more time will allow you to spend your time on things that will earn you extra money. For example, you can have a second job, side hustle, or side business.
Also, being organized can help you recognize the things you no longer use. If you have everything organized, you tend to know what you use and what you don’t use. You can sell the things you don’t use and make some extra money.
- You Know How Much You’re Spending
Being organized and having a budget helps you get control of your finances. A budget helps you know how much you’re spending. If you’re aware of how much you’re spending, you will tend to spend less.
If you’re just starting out, you can download my FREE Monthly Budget Worksheet.
However, if you want to get serious with your savings and need something a little more sophisticated, you can get my Monthly Budget Template. This is the template I actually use to save over 50% of my income every month and it’s the same template I use to this date.
- You Will Waste Less
Being organized saves money because you will waste less. When you know what you have, you will tend to use it. For example, how many times have we had food go bad or expire because we forgot we had it? By knowing what food you have, you will be more inclined to eat it and not let it go to waste.
The same thing can be said with other things in your home. If you can see what you have, you will most likely use it; and therefore waste less.
Being organized saves money and time in many different ways. Now that you see the many ways being organized can save you money, take some time to reorganize the different areas of your life. It will save you hundreds or maybe even thousands of dollars.
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