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After Leslie cleaned up the master bedroom in her Atlanta home in just a few hours, she moved on to her office.

"I still have a long way to go," she says. "But within the first hour, I found $1,463 worth of insurance reimbursements that had never been cashed and were about to expire."

Peter says this kind of discovery happens all the time. "It's way more common than people realize," he says. "Clutter costs you emotionally, but financially it costs you too. You spend money on things you don't need, and you also spend money ... buying things that you can't find in your house."

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FROM: Oprah's Clean Up Your Messy House Tour: Atlanta
Published on February 19, 2009

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