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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Interesting Clutter and Organization Statistics

I thought the following statistics were interesting and motivating! The first several statistics are from the National Association of Professional Organizers.

- 80 percent of what we keep, we never use

- People who multitask are less efficient than those who focus on one project at a time

- 23 percent of adults say they pay bills late because they lose them

- We wear 20 percent of the clothes we own 80 percent of the time

- 50 percent of homeowners rate the garage as the most disorganized place in the house

- Americans waste nine million hours per day searching for misplaced items (source:
American Demographics Society)

- The average US executive wastes six weeks per year searching for missing information in messy desks and files - translates to one hour a day (source:
The Wall Street Journal)

- The average American burns 55 minutes a day – roughly 12 weeks a year – looking for things they know they own but can’t find. (source: Newsweek, June 7, 2004 citing
a study by a Boston marketing firm)

- 25 percent of people with two-car garages don’t park any cars in there and 32 percent park only one
(source: U.S. Department of Energy)

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