How Many of These 10 Time-Wasters are You Guilty Of?
We all waste a little time here and there looking for stuff like car keys and phones.
But we were surprised by the actual amount of time people waste looking for stuff.
Take a look at these time-wasters (via simplyorderly.com).
- The average American wastes 55 minutes a day looking for things they own but can't find. That adds up to a whole year of life spent looking for stuff.
- 25% of two-car garage owners have so much clutter they can't fit a single car much less two.
- The top 5 items men waste time looking for: clean socks, remote control, wedding album (huh?) car keys and driver's license.
- The top 5 items women waste time looking for: shoes, a child's toy, wallet, lipstick and remote control.
- Reducing household clutter would eliminate 40% of housework in the average home.
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- The 80/20 rule applies to our stuff: we only use about 20% of clothes and other household stuff 80% of the time.
- 55% of Americans say they would save 16-60 minutes a day if they were more organized. That's 2-15 days a year spent looking for stuff!
- 23% of adults pay bills late and incur fees because they can't find their bills
- 65% of Americans admit their household is at least moderately disorganized
Last but not least:
31% of IKEA customers surveyed say they feel more satisfied after cleaning a closet than after sex (so why aren't our closets cleaner?).
Who knew how much time is lost wading through clutter and looking for stuff?
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