What’s all of the fuss about organization about? Here are some stats to make you an organization convert.
Money – Need more of it? Keep better track of it.
Disorganization could account for as much as 15 to 20 percent of your annual budget: buying duplicates, last-minute shopping at premium prices, finance charges, and late fees on bills.
Time – Where’s it go? Looking for where something went.
According to a study conducted by a Boston marketing firm, the average American burns 55 minutes a day – roughly 12 weeks a year – looking for things they know they own but can’t find. (Newsweek, 6/7/04)
Here are some tips to inspire you to get organized!
You’ll significantly reduce travel time and frustration if you put all items of a type together. In the kitchen, store coffee, filters, sugars, and creamer together near the coffee pot. Have a tray of ketchup, mustard, barbecue sauce, and so forth in a caddy ready to go to the dinner table or outside for a barbecue. (Ann Sullivan p 41)
Set aside 10 minutes each day to return all items to their places. It’s not that hard to find 10 minutes, even on the busiest day, but it’s almost impossible to find the several hours or more you’ll need if you allow a little untidiness to turn into a monster. (Sullivan p 40)