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Monday, January 16, 2017

The Cost of Disorganization - Some Interesting Statistics



Lost something already today? Misplaced items cost us ten minutes a day.

We spend ten minutes every day rummaging for lost items, from books and phones to car keys and even the cars themselves, a survey has found. And a total of 3,680 hours or 153 days is spent searching for stuff, over our lifetimes.

The research found we also lose up to nine items every day - or 198,743 in a lifetime. The daily loss calculated over a year means an incredible 3,285 items are misplaced every 12 months - or just under 200,000 bits and bobs over the course of 60.5 adult years.

The research found we also lose up to nine items every day - or 198,743 in a lifetime. The daily loss calculated over a year means an incredible 3,285 items are misplaced every 12 months - or just under 200,000 bits and bobs over the course of 60.5 adult years.

TOP MOST LOST ITEMS
1. Mobile / smartphone
2. House keys
3. Car Keys
4. Paperwork
5. Sunglasses / spectacles
6. Purse / wallet
7. Lip balm
8. Hair brush
9. Gloves
10. Clothing
11. Umbrella
12. Book
13. Bank card
14. Train / bus ticket
15. Coat
16. Diary / personal organiser
17. Sun hat
18. Laptop
19. Car
20. Tablet / e-reader

(03/20/2012 - Esure Home Insurance Study of 3000 adults. By the Daily Mail Reporter)

These are some interesting statistics from our NAPO (National Association of Professional Organizers) statistical database.

Being disorganized costs you time and money. And a lot of stress when you are constantly searching for things. By having a more organized home and a more organized life - you could be doing a lot of things that are a lot more fun than searching for your car keys!

Having a "place for everything - and everything in its' place" will make your life a lot easier and a lot less stressed.

Now go and find your missing car keys! 

Less Clutter = Less Stress SM     in your home, your business and your life 

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Monday, January 9, 2017

Paper Managment Filing System - Another Great Option - Freedom Filer



Paper management is a never ending nightmare for most people. We get inundated with paper every day. What do we do with it all?  Where do we put it? How do we find it?

Being organized - with paper - is a challenge for a lot of people. Having some type of system in place - whether it's a filing cabinet and file folders or an electronic filing system - really makes a difference in being able to find the papers and information we need - in a timely manner.

Not being able to find a document causes frustration and stress. Especially if you wait until the last minute to find that important document that you need.


Another great system that can really save you time and frustration is the  Freedom Filer  system. It is a self purging system that is easy to use and easy to set up.



Company Info:
 FreedomFiler™ provides state-of-the-art, maintenance-free paper organizing solutions for the home and office. Created by an award winning development team, our flagship product is a self-purging home filing system that forever eliminates the need to clean out and reorganize files, while dramatically reducing the time and energy required to file and retrieve papers.







Less Clutter = Less Stress SM     in your home, your business and your life

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http://www.organizationalconsultingservices.com/












Thursday, January 5, 2017

JANUARY 2017 - GO MONTH: GET ORGANIZED MONTH

















 
January is GO Month! This month-long campaign by the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) promotes the benefits of working with an organizing or productivity professional and highlights the educational opportunities for individuals looking to build a career in the profession. NAPO professional organizers and productivity specialists across the country host events in their communities to empower individuals, families and businesses to regain control over their surroundings, time and possessions.

GO Month 2017 will promote the benefits of working with a NAPO organizing or productivity professional who is committed to professional development. The 2017 campaign will also highlight the opportunities NAPO offers for those new to the profession and for those seasoned professionals seeking advanced educational opportunities.

GO Month History
In 2003, NAPO established the “Get Organized Week” Community Service Project Program, where NAPO members held events to help promote organizing in their communities. The success of the program led NAPO to officially proclaim January as Get Organized (GO) Month in 2005, and develop a public awareness campaign to focus national attention on how getting organized empowers people to regain control over their time, possessions, inboxes, and surroundings.

NAPO professional organizers and productivity specialists across the country once again will host community events to help individuals, families, businesses and organizations bring time management, organization, storage solutions and productivity into their lives, and start the year with systems and solutions to improve efficiency long-term.
 
About NAPO
The National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) was founded in 1985 as a nonprofit professional educational association for professional organizers. Today, NAPO has approximately 4,000 members worldwide, representing the full spectrum of the global industry: professional organizers, productivity specialists, authors, educators, trainers, manufacturers, service providers and more. NAPO’s mission is to be the leading source for organizing and productivity professionals by providing exceptional education, enhancing business connections, advancing industry research, and increasing public awareness.

NAPO is headquartered in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, and is on the web at www.NAPO.net.

Get ORGANIZED in 2017 with a Professional Organizer!

Less Clutter = Less Stress SM     in your home, your business and your life

Organizational Consulting Services

http://www.organizationalconsultingservices.com/