Magazine article Insight on the News

Couples Best Steer Clear of Closet Organizers

Magazine article Insight on the News

Couples Best Steer Clear of Closet Organizers

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Some people are organized; others aren't and never will be. We all know that, especially those of us who never are organized but always plan to be -- sometime in the future. But did you know that being organized influences other aspects of daily life, or maybe it's the other way around: Your daily life and how you handle it may determine how well you're organized.

Whatever the cause, IKEA, the leading home-furnishings retailer, recently did a survey it called "You Can't Be Too Organized" in which it interrogated 620 randomly chosen folks nationwide to uncover some connections between organization and the rest of life. Some interesting trends were uncovered:

* Women with shoe racks were seven times more likely to be on time for work than women without shoe racks.

* Men were three times as likely to cook dinner if they owned a spice rack than if they did not own a spice rack.

* Married men were four times more likely to leave their pajamas on the floor in the morning than single men.

* Women were four times as likely as men to organize their compact discs by genre. Thirty-two percent of women surveyed said they alphabetized their CD collections.

* Only 11 percent of respondents knew where their Social Security cards were located. …

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