Is it worth the time?

If you are wondering whether the required investment is worth the time and money review what the chaos is costing you:

  • The Wall Street Journal reported, "The average U.S. executive wastes 6 weeks per year searching for missing information in messy desks and files." That’s one hour per day
  • Americans waste 9 million hours per day searching for misplaced items. The American Demographics Society
  • Cleaning professions say that getting rid of excess clutter would eliminate 40% of the housework in your home
  • New York State Association of Realtors said: First impressions such as decluttering closets is the smartest way to speed up the sale of a home and will get you a higher price
  • "Crisis" purchases related to disorganization costs as much as 20% of your annual budget,
    For example: buying duplicates of misplaced or broken items, last minute shopping at premium prices, and unnecessary interest charges and finance charges on late payments.
  • The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen ~ Frank Lloyd Wright
  • "Information is a source of learning. But unless it is organized, processed, and available to the right people in a format for decision making, it is a burden, not a benefit." -William Pollard
  • According to a study conducted by a Boston marketing firm, the average Americans burns 55 minutes a day - roughly 12 weeks a year - looking for things they know they own but can't find
    Newsweek 1999

Cynthia Braun is a certified professional organizer for Nassau County, New York