Top Ten Reasons to de-clutter your life.

declutter-your-kitchenHere are the top 10 reasons why you want to de-clutter your home, business and life:

  1. We wear 20% of the clothes we own 80% of the time. The rest just hangs there ‘just in case’ and gets in the way of the stuff we need to find.
  2. Four in ten Australians say they feel anxious, guilty or depressed about the clutter in their homes. Major health benefits: 80% of our medical expenditures are now stress related. Clutter creates daily stress which slowly builds to breaking point.
  3. Your reputation: 73% of us form impressions of our colleagues by the way their desks are organised. You need a clear desk so you can focus on the job at hand and get home earlier. Reputation and productivity – that’s two reasons to de-clutter your office.
  4. 81% of people plan to spring clean this year because they have too much stuff. That’s weeks of extra cleaning of things you don’t use.
  5. IKEA did a survey of customers in which 31% reported they were more satisfied after clearing out their closets than they were after sex!! A big reason to de-clutter your closet!
  6. We burn 55 minutes a day or 12 weeks a year looking for things we know we own, but can’t find.
  7. 80% of paper we file is never referred to again. Ever.
  8. We spend thousands of dollars per year on storage to contain our stuff
  9. Getting rid of clutter eliminates 40% of housework in an average home
  10. 80% of the clutter in most homes is a result of disorganization.