Overcoming Organizational Inertia

By Sarah Welch & Alicia Rockmore

How much time do you waste looking for misplaced items – a phone number, a file…your keys…in an average day? Chances are you squander nearly 60 minutes, yes that’s correct, sixty minutes each and every day, searching for things in your messy files, disorganized rooms, and unkempt closets. That translates to seven hours a week, a little over a day a month, or two weeks a year! If you’re one of the 60% of Americans who believes there aren’t enough hours in the day, chances are you’re simply frittering away precious hours combing through disorganized piles in your home or office, searching for “lost” articles.

Alicia on the benefits of becoming neater

“Just imagine what you could do with two extra weeks a year. You could spend an extra 100 hours of quality time with your kids, host a monthly dinner party for good friends, hit the gym for 30 minutes three times a week, and you’d still have 100 hours left over for just relaxing! For those of you who need further convincing, that’s time enough for a daily manicure, a weekly poker extravaganza, or a monthly retreat.”

Sarah on lighting that fire…