The Wall Street Journal reports that the average U.S. executive wastes six weeks annually searching for important documents lost in clutter.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) estimates that 80 percent of filed papers are never looked at again.
According to National Soap and Detergent Association, getting rid of excess clutter would eliminate 40% of housework in the average home.
Harris Interactive reports that 23% of adults say they pay bills late (and incur fees) because they lose them.
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 1994-2004.
Each year, about 100 million households receive 16.6 billion catalogs.-Direct Mail Association
We get more mail in one month than our grandparents got in a lifetime. (napo.net)
Many people waste 1-3 hours a day searching for things because of disorganization and clutter. (napo.net)
Being disorganized and having lots of clutter costs families an average of 10-15% of their income and even more! (napo.net)
80% of what we keep we never use. (Agency Sales Magazine, 4/1/03, Barbara Hemphill)
The U.S. Department of Energy reports that 25% of people don’t park either car in their two-car garage, and 32% park only one car in this same garage.
Of managers surveyed, 49% feel they are often unable to handle the volumes of information received, 38% waste substantial time trying to locate information and 47% say the collection of information distracts from their main job responsibilities. (Reuters Study)
An enterprise employing 1,000 knowledgeable workers wastes $48,000 per week, or nearly 2.5 million per year, due to an inability to locate and retrieve information. (IDC Report, August 2001)
The National Soap and Detergent Association says 80 percent of household clutter is a result of disorganization, not a lack of space.
According to a study conducted by a Boston marketing firm, the average American burns 55 minutes a day looking for things they know they own but cannot find.
65 percent of people describe themselves as “very” or “insanely” busy according to a Day Runner Survey.