Keeping a clutter free home can sound like a daunting and even downright boring job. So why do it? It turns out that living in a cluttered environment can actually have a truly negative impact on our ...
lives and waste more than a little time. Here’s a few examples of the problems clutter causes:
• A quarter of people with two-car garages have so much clutter in there that they can’t actually park a car!
• 23% of adults end up paying their bills late and even incurring fees because they can’t find their bills among the clutter.
• The average American spends 55 minutes a day looking for things in their home. That’s an enormous 9 million hours a day wasted across America! The top five items men look for in their homes are clean socks, remote control, wedding album, car keys and driver’s license. For women, the top five items are shoes, a child’s toy, wallet, lipstick and the remote control.
• Having a cluttered home can mean 40% extra housework! Letting mess build up means it has to be cleaned up as part of a regular housework session – adding plenty of unwanted minutes.
Check out the infographic from Bingham Self Storage for ideas on how to fight your clutter.
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