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How to Declutter and Create a Functional Space without Spending a Lot of Money

Are you tired of feeling like you’re drowning in clutter but don’t have the budget to buy fancy organizers and storage solutions?

We have all experienced this. Decluttering and creating a functional space doesn’t have to break the bank. In this post, we’re going to show you how to declutter on a budget and make the most of what you already have.

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Put away that credit card and let’s get started on creating a clutter-free and functional space without spending a fortune.


When you are organizing on a budget, it is important to purge. This means getting rid of things that are no longer useful or have outlived their usefulness. It may be tempting to hold onto items that once brought happiness, but if they aren’t used on a regular basis, take the time to find new homes for them so they can bring someone else joy.

What should you purge? If you aren’t sure what’s worth keeping and what isn’t, start by thinking about how long it’s been since you used an item. Is it still in good shape? Does it work as well as it did when you bought it? If not, then maybe now is the right time to get rid of this item!

There are several ways to get organized on a budget:

  • Purge your home of superfluous stuff by donating unused goods and selling off items that no longer serve their purpose (like old computers). You can also put old clothes up for sale on sites like eBay or Craigslist if they’re still in good enough condition but not something that fits into your current wardrobe anymore. This can help make extra money while relieving some of the clutter around your house. Donate any furniture whose style doesn’t match where they currently reside. If there’s a piece that was given away but never really fit with anything else at all (like grandma’s antique dresser), now might be the perfect time to do something with it.

Sell what you don’t need

Sell what you don’t need.

Whether it’s on Craigslist, eBay, or at a garage sale, selling your stuff is a great way to make money while getting rid of the clutter that’s weighing you down. Don’t be afraid to ask for less than what something is worth or even give things away for free. You can also try out sites like ThredUp that buy gently used clothes from members and then resell them at reduced prices both online and through their retail stores.

Don’t get rid of something if you can make money from it. If there are valuable items in your home that have sentimental value but could be sold for cash instead of cluttering up your space (like an old watch), consider setting up shop online as an eBay seller or take advantage of other online consignment options like Poshmark or Tradesy (there are many others). Just make sure to keep track of any income from these sales so they aren’t considered taxable income!


Let’s talk about how to organize.

Organizing your stuff can help you save money, save time and make more room for the things that mean the most to you. Organization is also a great way to stay on top of clutter so it doesn’t creep up on you mentally, physically or financially. There are no hard and fast rules for how much you should spend on organizing tools or supplies. But here are some tips:

  • Start small and work your way up by tackling one area at a time rather than jumping right into an entire room overhaul; this will allow your budget to accommodate any necessary purchases along the way without getting overwhelmed.
  • Determine what areas need attention first based on where clutter tends to accumulate. If clothes tend to pile up in one corner of your bedroom floor then start there instead of tackling closets first since they’re easier set up than re-doing an entire space like bedrooms or living rooms would be! You’ll have better luck staying motivated if you tackle smaller projects first (or at least feel like making progress)

Make and use the space you have

  • Make and use the space you have. If you’re like most people, you don’t have a lot of extra room for storage. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make use of the space that’s already there. You can organize your stuff to maximize storage efficiency by utilizing vertical storage (such as shelves, hooks and cabinets) and containers to help keep things organized and orderly.
  • Use under-bed boxes/bins. One great way to store items that are normally hard to fit into drawers is using under-the-bed boxes or bins. These boxes slide out from under the bed when needed, so you can access them without having to move around furniture or try fitting something into an awkward spot in another room.
  • Use closet shelves for more than just shoes! Shelving units are perfect for storing clothes by type (tops, bottoms), season (summer vs winter), color scheme or theme if applicable. Whatever is best for your lifestyle needs! Larger shelving units will often include two levels of hanging rods so there’s even more room available on each shelf itself; while smaller ones may be better suited towards smaller items like scarves and accessories instead since they tend not hold much weight compared with heavier fabrics like jeans or sweaters (which require thicker hangers).

You Can Be Organized On A Budget

Organizing on a budget can be a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be. You don’t need to spend a lot of money in order to get your house in order. The best way to save money on organizing is by making the most of what you already have.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of getting organized, remember that it doesn’t mean turning everything upside down and reinventing the wheel, it’s about making your space work for you. If an area isn’t working well for its intended purpose, then it may be time for an overhaul or some creative problem solving. Before you throw out everything that doesn’t work exactly how you want it or buy something new just because it could theoretically fill an empty space better than what’s there now , take some time to consider if there are other options available instead of letting yourself become paralyzed by indecision over whether or not this task is going anywhere anytime soon.


You don’t have to be a millionaire to organize your home. Purging, selling, and reusing the things you already have will help you build an organized space on a budget.

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