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90-Second Financial Fix

Clear your clutter and save

About the author

Kelsey Hubbard is a freelance broadcast journalist based in Connecticut. She is a former host of ABC News’ Money Matters and was a longtime host and reporter for The Wall Street Journal’s daily video business news shows.

The clutter threatening to bury your desk could also bury your focus, your drive, even your pay cheque.

Disorder keeps your brain from being able to concentrate and process information. Something as innocuous as an unorganised closet or office desk could be costing you time and money. 

Yet there are ways to purge, arrange and streamline your way to a better life. You can even earn a little extra money by selling some of your clutter. After all, you might not want those unworn designer jeans or unread business books, but someone else might pay to have them.

Click ‘Play’ to learn some easy ways to clear the rubbish from wardrobe, your desk and your financial life.