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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Why should you get organized?

Check out the following organizing statistics - courtesy of napo.net - they will knock your socks off!

80% of what we keep we never use.

23% of adults say they pay bills late (& thus incur fees) because they lose them.

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.

The document for a Boeing 747 weighs more than the plane itself.

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

IKEA did a survey of customers in which 31% reported they were more satisfied after clearing out their closets than they were after sex.

Did you know...80% of what we file never gets looked at again!

Job stress is estimated to cost U.S. industry between $200 and $300 BILLION annually.

Are 18,000 sheets enough? Your four-drawer file cabinet, when full, holds 18,000 pages.

Getting rid of clutter eliminates 40% of housework in an average home.

80% of the clutter in homes is a result of disorganization, not lack of space.

25% of people with two-car garages don’t park any cars in there and 32% parked only one.

Women with shoe racks were seven times more likely to be on time for work than women without shoe racks.

Men who organize their home offices are more likely to spend time playing with their children than men whose home offices are in disarray.

11 million American households currently rent storage space, an increase of 90 percent since 1995 — even as the size of new American houses has grown and the size of the American family has shrunk. In the last two years, close to a million more households have joined the ranks of storage renters, and there is now more than two billion square feet of rental storage space in the United States, earning more than $22 billion in gross revenue in 2006.

Only 11% of respondents knew where their Social Security cards were located. Do you know where yours is? If not, call me 503-246-0710 I can help you!

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