Disorganization is costing us time, money and sanity.  

Here are a few fascinating (and frightening!) stats to illustrate why I am obsessed with conquering clutter...


  • 60% of Americans feel they do not have enough time to get everything done.  (Source: Vital Stats)

  • The average American spends one year of their life looking for lost or misplaced items at home and in the office.  (Source: US News and World Report)

  • Research found we lose up to nine items every day - or 198,743 in a lifetime.  Phones, keys, sunglasses and paperwork top the list.  (Source: The Daily Mail)


  • The average U.S. executive wastes 6 weeks per year searching for missing information (~1 hour per day) in messy desks and files.  (Source: Wall Street Journal)

  • Office workers waste an average of 40% of their workday.  Not because they aren’t smart, but because they were never taught organizing skills to cope with the increasing workloads and demands.  (Source: Wall Street Journal)


  • There are 300,000 items in the average American home.  (Source: LA Times)

  • 91% of Americans feel stressed.  84% of those recently stressed worry their home isn't clean or organized enough. (Source: Huffington Post)

  • Getting rid of excess clutter would eliminate 40 percent of the housework in the average home.  (Source: National Soap and Detergent Association)