I’m losing it . . . again!.

By Posted in - All things tech & Changing Business of Design on May 14th, 2013 How much can you get for time wasted?

 What does looking for misplaced items cost you per week?

Ready for the day!?

What is the first thought that comes into your head first thing in the morning?  I mean right when your alarm goes off and you put your feet on the floor? Coffee? Tea? Shower?  Maybe, yes.  

But, no doubt, you also begin to slowly form a mental list of the things you need to do that day starting just after your morning cup-o-Joe.  Child care, housekeeping, work to do’s, design clients that need everything from a phone call to new kitchen cabinets, trip to the design center or post office, staff meeting, bills to take care of  …. the list could go on and on.  

How you are supposed to complete everything on your list in the time you’ve been given is something I bet you’re also silently mulling over as you choose your outfit or put on your makeup.

So it’s no wonder it’s so upsetting when we have to stop what we’re doing to look for something we’ve misplaced. We are all about progress! Having to take an unplanned detour to find missing keys, iPhone, fabric samples or file folders impedes any headway we’ve made and begins to demoralize the wonderful possibilities we were looking forward to for the day.  It’s frustrating to be “on a roll” only to come to a complete stop because something has gone missing.


According to recent studies, we spend approximately:

  • 10 minutes per day looking for our keys.
  • 5 minutes looking for our cell phones.
  • 7 minutes looking for our reading glasses.
  • 5.5 minutes looking for or through our wallet or purse.
  • 12 minutes looking for the remote (!)
  • 4 minutes looking for our slippers or shoes.

How much do you get paid for time wasted?

So lets just say the average person spends 30 minutes a day . . .

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