Organizing Statistics:
Why You Should & How To Organize Your Life

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Who cares about organizing statistics and why should you organize your life?

Why should you declutter your home?

Why should you be able to find things easily?

Check out the following information and you'll learn the importance of statistics as well as getting organized - this will blow your mind!

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Eye-Opening Statistics That Demonstrate Why You
Should Organize Your Life

Save Time

  • People who were surveyed said, on average, they spend 6 minutes looking for their KEYS in the morning. Married men were four times more likely to leave their pajamas on the floor in the morning compared to single men. Women with shoe racks were seven more times likely to be on TIME for work than women without shoe racks. (courtesy of
  • The average office employee spends 1.5 hours a day (6 weeks per year) looking for things. (courtesy of
  • Americans spend 9 million hours looking for things. (courtesy of
  • The top five items men look for in their homes were clean socks, remote control, wedding album, car keys and their driver's license. For women, the top five items were a favorite pair of shoes, child's toy, wallet, lipstick and the remote control. Only 11% of respondents knew where their social security card was located. (courtesy of
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Organizing Statistics

Over 20% of the people surveyed on this site said they spent the most time looking for their...PHONE (click here for easy ways to keep track of it).

Save Money

  • 23% of adults say they pay bills late (& thus incur fees) because they lose them. (courtesy of
  • An enterprise employing 1,000 knowledge workers wastes $48,000 per week, or nearly $2.5M per year, due to an inability to locate and retrieve information. (courtesy of
  • Job stress is estimated to cost U.S. industry between $200 and $300 BILLION annually. (courtesy of
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Save Space

  • 80% of what we keep we never use. (courtesy of
  • 25% of people with two-car garages don’t park any cars in there and 32% parked only one. (courtesy of
  • Did you know...80 percent of what we file never gets looked at again! (courtesy of
  • We wear 20 per cent of the clothes we own 80 per cent of the time. The rest hangs there, just in case. (courtesy of
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Organizing Statistics

30% of the people surveyed on this site said they need the most home organizing help in the... BEDROOM.

Save The Planet

  • 50% of the people surveyed indicated they receive between 1-5 catalogs a week. (courtesy of
  • 65% of the people surveyed THROW OUT their junk mail immediately. 58% of the people keep their junk mail less than one day after delivery by the United States Postal Service (USPS). (courtesy of
  • 55% of the people surveyed think that holiday catalogs are a waste of time and 38% would prefer to get only one or two catalogs a year and receive updates via EMAIL. (courtesy of
  • The use of office paper has tripled since the birth of the computer. (courtesy of
  • Everyday Americans buy 62 million newspapers and throw out 44 million. That’s the equivalent of dumping 500,000 trees into a landfill every week. (courtesy of
  • Every year enough paper is thrown away to make a 12’ wall from New York to California. (courtesy of
  • The document for a Boeing 747 weighs more than the plane itself. (courtesy of
  • Are 18,000 sheets enough? Your four-drawer file cabinet, when full, holds 18,000 pages. (courtesy of's Organizing Statistics

Our Organizing Statistics: What Do You Spend The Most Time Looking For?

23% of the people surveyed said they spend the most time looking for their phone. Keys, clean socks and important papers were tied for second at 14.9%.

Our Organizing Statistics: Where Do You Need The Most Home Organizing Help?

32.5% of the people surveyed said the bedroom was where they needed the most help. The home office was second at 22.5%.

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Save Yourself

  • IKEA did a survey of customers in which 31% reported they were more satisfied after clearing out their closets than they were after sex. (courtesy of
  • Getting rid of clutter eliminates 40 per cent of housework in an average home. Eighty per cent of the clutter in homes is a result of disorganization, not lack of space. (courtesy of

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