IKEA hosts "Organize to Economize" event

March 12, 2010 9:50:09 AM PST
Being disorganized can cost you a lot of money.

So says professional organizer Vali Heist. She's one of several members of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers who'll be leading free seminars at the IKEA store in Plymouth Meeting on Saturday, March 13, 2010.

The "Organize to Economize" event will look at every room in the house and provide tips on clearing clutter to help you save time and money.

"You want to be more organized so you can find your discount cards, pay your bills on time, and so you don't have any late fees," Heist says.

Vali says the kitchen is a great place to start organizing, especially if that's where your mail piles up.

She suggest sorting it into piles that can be thrown away, things that need immediate replies and things you want to hold onto.

And she says you don't have to spend a lot to get started.

"You can always look for things that you have already in your home, before you buy anything new," she says. "If you have any baskets around, that might be collecting dust that you might want to use for organization purposes, use that first."

In addition to tips on organizing, the event will feature door prizes and a chance to get rid of clutter.

"Wiggins Shredding will be on hand to shred up to four boxes of items for free," Heist explains. "So, folks can bring those out and save some money by bulk shredding at that time. "

The "Organize to Economize" even will run from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 13, 2010. for more information, and directions, click here.