Studies indicate that many individuals often spend from 15 minutes
to 2 hours a day searching for everything from keys and other
possessions to important papers and documents.
Just one 15-minute search a day results in a substantial amount
of lost time91 hours per year in non-productive use of time, lost
wages and salary, and sheer frustration. Individuals who experience
frequent searches throughout the day become overwhelmed and possibly
Out of my own frustration with papers, papers, papers, and stuff,
stuff, stuff, I developed the concepts for both a comprehensive
filing system and for sorting and organizing everything from papers
to personal, office, and household possessions. After solving my
own organizing issues, I began helping otherssince 1982working
with clients in a wide range of careers and working situations.