Repeat after me: Money does not control me. I am in complete control of my money.
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Like most women on the planet, I’ve binged watched Tidying up with Marie Kondo and even tried to implement some of her techniques into my life. Now, I’ll be honest. I have not read her bestselling book or any other organizational book for that matter. However, from watching her Netflix show and reading countess blog posts about home organization, I’ve been able to pick up a thing or two.
I’ve learned that most of us have way more than we need and don’t even realize it. And I’ve also learned that if I can’t find a place to put it, than it’s most likely something I don’t need. And lastly, I learned that my peace of mind is king so if it brings me frustration or doesn’t make me happy I should be do my best to get rid of it. (And did I mention I spent a decent amount of time at the Dollar Tree and Zulily getting all the affordable containers for storage?) For the most part, I’ve been able to implement these tidbits and more into organizing my home. However, spring cleaning my finances is a bit more involved.
Of course, tidying your finances is more than just identifying what brings you joy and what doesn’t. It requires budgeting, an organized way to actually spend money, understanding of bills, and an end goal. Though Marie Kondo isn’t a financial guru, I did realize many of her tips can be applied to getting your money organized as well. Here is the fool proof way to spring clean your finances the Marie Kondo way…