"In God we trust; All others bring data."
~ W. Edwards Deming
"When in doubt, bombared them with data," a former engineer at Ford use to tell me all the time.
Hey, either way information is king. Browsing through the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) website I found these little tid-bits:
- 80% of what we keep we never use.
- Getting rid of clutter eliminates 40% of housework in an average home.
- The average American burns 55 minutes a day – roughly 12 days a year – looking for things they know they own but can’t find.
- Employees spend roughly 25% to 35% of their time looking for the information they need to do their jobs.
- 50% of homeowners rate the garage as the most disorganized place in the house.
- 23% of adults say they pay bills late (incuring fees) because they lose them.
- We wear 20% of the clothes we own 80% of the time. The rest just hangs there, just in case.
- IKEA survey found that 31% of people are more satisfied after cleaning out their closets than they were with sex. (my personal favorite statistic EVER!)
Oh there are a ton more, but I would hate to bombard you with info.
What is one of your favorite stats?