By now you know Raleigh Green Gables promotes minimalism. We believe you have to purge to be organized, and we want you to stop shopping.
I always joke we should be called professional purgers, but that sounds gross. So we go with professional organizers.
But there is one thing I never let clients throw away.
That is money. Sometimes clients are digging into drawers they have not seen in 10 years, and they are shoveling most of it into the trash. Inevitably, there are coins in the drawer, and the client will try to sweep them in the garbage, too. It’s just a few cents, after all.
No. You can’t throw away money even if it’s 2 cents. It’s bad, bad energy. By throwing away money, you are telling the universe you don’t appreciate what you have and that you don’t want more money.
And the universe will respond to this message. I can list all the ways it could response, but just trust me, that response won’t be pretty.
Get a big jar and store all your coins in it. As you clean out your house and find change, put it in the jar. But then you have to be good about taking it to the bank or the coin machine at the grocery store. Don’t let it sit there for 10 years.
As for me, I have no change around my house. I take my change and extra bills to the bank and put it my kids’ savings accounts. I am pretty sure the tellers roll their eyes when I deposit $10.02. But I don’t care. The change adds up.
Between my deposits and grandparents’ money for birthdays — I made a rule grandparents can only give checks for birthdays, not stuff — they had so much money in their accounts that I recently moved it to a firm to put in investment funds. The change really does add up.
So don’t throw away money, or risk telling the universe you are ungrateful for the money you have. Save it up and invest it.