Are you part of these statistics?
- Clutter: 25% of U.S. households have a clutter problem (SpareFoot Survey).
- Overflowing closets: Most people wear 20% of their clothing 80% of the time. Can you figure out how much clothing is hanging around waiting for that infrequent moment you decide to put it on?
- Nothing to wear: The average woman owns 30 outfits—one for every day of the month. In 1930, that figure was nine (Forbes).
- Papers, Paper Everywhere: 80% of papers and information kept are never looked at again according to Agency Sales Magazine.
- Landfills: According to the EPA Office of Solid Waste, Americans throw away more than 68 pounds of clothing and textiles per person per year (Huffpost). This does even count the amount of other toss-away stuff we place in the trash barrels.
- Garages are storage units: The U.S. Department of Energy reported that 25% of Americans with a two-car garage don’t have room to park their cars in them. And 32% have room for only one car.
- Time robbers: According to the National Soap and Detergent Association, decluttering would reduce cleaning time by 40% for the average home.
- Too much stuff: One in 11 households in the United States rent a storage unit to hold their not-in-use belongings with a cost of approximately $1,000 per year (New York Times Magazine).
- Stressed: A UCLA study confirms the direct correlation between a woman’s cortisol (stress) levels and over-abundance, over-crowded living space.
Are you shocked?
These clutter statistics show excessive consumption in our everyday lives. Take a few minutes to ponder the following questions:
- Is your dining room table unusable for its purpose because you have miscellaneous items taking up the space?
- Is the kitchen counter stacked high with papers, bills, flyers, and more homeless items cramping the area for preparing of meals?
- Is your bedroom closet and/or dresser drawers overflowing and jarred open because there is no breathing space?
- Are family shoes piled in the front hallway or stashed in overflowing baskets?
- Do you park your car in the garage or is it just for the bikes, lawnmower, snowblower, boxes of stuff unknown, and an overflow area for bulk shopping, holiday decorations and a plethora of items with no home?
- Are you consumed by consumption? Possessed by possessions? Buried by burdens?
Is there a solution?
You bet! Buy less… Spend less… Own less… AND, enjoy life with more time, more money, more space and less stress. Try this: Clear out ten things every day, and by the end of the year you will reap the benefits of taking control of your life!
Getting and Staying Organized
Organizing is more than tidiness. It is the process of changes and choices—the willingness to change behaviors and the ability to choose the pathway that aligns with your core values. During the course of a day, you have the opportunity to make a multitude of choices as to how you will use your time, spend your money, arrange your possessions and so much more. CHOOSE WISELY!
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Take your time in reading and implementing the many lessons you find on this site. When you are ready to tackle your organizational challenges, send me an email. I will respond just as soon as possible and get you started on the road to success.
While you are waiting for my response to your email, check out The Habits Manifesto by Gretchen Rubin.
“With habits, we conserve our energy and do things without thinking.”
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