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Interesting Statistics about Organizing

 
Before
After
clothes before

Statistic # 1

We wear 20% of the clothes we own 80% of the time. The rest hangs there just in case.

clothes
catelogs

Statistic # 2

Each year about 100 million households receive 16.6 billion catalogs.
- Direct Mail Assoc.

catelogs
papers-before

Statistic # 3

80% of papers that are filed are never referenced again.
- Small Business Administration

papers
clutter

Statistic # 4

Getting rid of clutter would eliminate 40% of the housework,
in the average home.
-The National Soap and Detergent Association

clutter free
late bills

Statistic # 5

23% of adults say they pay bills late (thus incurring fees) because they lose them.  
-Harris Interactive

bills
Garage Disorganized

Statistic # 6

50% of homeowners rate the garage as the most disorganized place in the house and this is an area that the entire family uses regularly. 

garage
Two cars

Statistic # 7

Our car is one of our most expensive possessions ... yet we store it outside, while our 'clutter' is stored safely in the garage!  25% of people with two-car garages don't park any cars in their garages, and 32% only have room for one. 
- The U.S. Department of Energy

two car garage
Storage

Statistic # 8

The Self Storage Association estimates that there are almost 40,000 self-storage facilities in the United States, and the demand for them doubled from 1994 to 2004. 

Storage Units
Searching

Statistic # 9

Women spend approximately 55 minutes every day searching for items, they know they have.  That's roughly 2 weeks a year!
-  Real Simple Magazine
Americans waste more than nine million hours each day looking for lost and misplaced articles.
Lost and found
Stress

Statistic # 10

75% of all visits to physicians are stress related.
Stress-Relief
Hand Disease

Statistic # 11

Centers for disease control and prevention show unequivocally that 80% of our medical expenditures are now stress related. 
- Fast Company Magazine

Germ Free Hand
Household Clutter

Statistic # 12

80% of household clutter is the result of disorganization, not lack of space.
- The National Soap and Detergent Association

Tidy Bedroom
Wasted Money

Statistic # 13

Based on one employee working full-time, making $50 per hour, the annual salary cost of spending five hours each week looking for lost or hard-to-find information is $13,000. Now multiply this by the number of employees you have in your company!

Save Money
Searching

Statistic # 14

The Wall Street Journal reports that the average U.S. executive wastes six weeks annually searching for important documents lost in clutter.

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Busy Busy Busy

Statistic # 15

65% of people describe themselves as "very" or "insanely"
busy according to a
- Day Runner Survey.
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