Spring is on its way! I don’t know what it’s like where you live, but here in Texas the weather has been absolutely gorgeous! If you’re up north where it’s cold, I’m sure you’re ready for a change of season. Hang on… it’s coming soon!

And speaking of spring – have you done your spring cleaning, yet? (I know, you’re thinking it’s a bit early, but this is the perfect time to get ahead!) With the first day of spring just over a week away, this is a great time to not only clean out your garage, attic or basement, organize your home and clean your car, but you can also save a lot of money and even make money in the process!

The season of fresh and new things is right around the corner, so today I want to share a few fresh ideas to help you make the most of your spring cleaning:

  1. Have a garage sale. As you’re cleaning your house, sorting through the clutter that has accumulated over the last year and organizing everything, use this opportunity to get rid of the things you no longer use. Have the kids grown out of their clothes and shoes? What about those boxes of “someday” clothes in the attic? (You know, the ones you will fit into again “someday”…) Do you have extra tools you never use just laying around? You can even get together with several other families and have a huge multi-family garage sale! This is a great way to make some quick cash AND rid your home of all the clutter!
  2. Step away from the car wash! Steer clear of those automatic car washes. You already have soap, old rags and a water hose at home – USE THEM! This is a fun activity for the whole family to do together. (Can anyone say, “water fight”???) Take advantage of the nice weather. Get outside and soak up some fresh air, while marking that task off your list at the same time.
  3. Keep those coins! As you’re cleaning under the couch cushions and the bottom of the closets and behind the washer and dryer, hold on to those coins you find. You may think,“What’s a few pennies here and there?” but believe me, they add up! Cash in those coins and pay off some of your debt or put them in your vacation fund.

These three things may seem very small and not as if they matter much. But here’s what most people get wrong when it comes to money: they think they have to wait to pay off their debt until they can do it all at once. They think they have to make HUGE changes… or NO changes at all. They think the small changes or actions are insignificant, so they don’t make them.

But the TRUTH is, small, simple steps lead to BIG results. If you wait until you make more money or win the lottery or can afford to pay off your debt at once, you will stay broke and in debt the rest of your life.

So today, choose to make the small changes. Choose to follow the tips I gave you today. And I would really love to hear your best spring cleaning tips as well – especially if they will help others save money or make money! You can leave your comments below.

It would also be great to spread this around your community. These days, EVERYONE is looking for ways to save money, and these tips are some very easy ways to do just that. Simply forward this message, post it on your social media platforms, and let’s help our families, coworkers and neighbors get the most out of their spring cleaning this year!

And don’t forget to join me for The Dani Johnson Show today, when we share even more of my personally-selected tips and strategies to help you build a strong foundation for your success! You can find the show on your TV and radio and please remember you can always stream today’s show right here on our website.

In great faith,

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