10 Eye Opening Clutter Facts You must know

July 17, 2019

 

 

Article originally sourced from atlantaorganizer

 

"Feeling overindulgent? Many of today’s Americans have an overabundance of stuff. People are drowning in clutter and debt. As a result people are feeling stress out, over worked and overwhelmed.

I always try to encourage people to simplify their lives by spending less on things that end up as clutter. Know what you have before you shop. Get organized so you can really see what you own.

 

10 Facts
 

One

 

80% of what we keep we never use. (Source: NAPO)

 

Two 

 

The average person spends one year of their life looking for something they misplaced. (Source: US News & World Reports)

 

Three

 

The average office employee spends 6 weeks per year looking for something. (Source: Organizedworld.com)

 

Four 

 

The average person wears 20% of the clothes they own 80% of the time. (Source: NAPO)

 

Five 

 

25% of homeowners cannot fit a car inside their 2-car garage. (Source: US Department of Energy)

 

 

 

Six 

 

23% of Adults pay their bills late because they cannot find them. (Source: Harris Interactive)

 

Seven 

 

A full 4 drawer metal filing cabinet holds 18,000 pieces of paper.

 

Eight 

 

The average American receives 49,060 pieces of mail in a lifetime and 1/3 of it is junk mail.

 

Nine 

 

The average time spent cleaning after de-cluttering reduced 40%. (Source: The Soap & Detergent Association)

 

Ten 

 

Americans waste $156 Billion dollars in food each year.

 

 

(Source: Digitaltrends.com)"

 

 

source : http://www.atlantaorganizer.com/10-eye-opening-facts-clutter/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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