[VIDEO] Hidden Costs of Disorganization

We’ve all heard that it is bad to be disorganized, but do you actually know why? Have you ever calculated the price of disorganization? You might be surprised at some of the ways disorganization costs you.


Disorganization is an insidious drain on your wallet. The money leak happens in little dribbles, but over time it becomes a flood that sweeps you away. You can’t find your electric bill to pay it until a week after the due date – 18% finance charge. You throw your mail in a pile unopened on the desk and a conference registration deadline passes you by – $50 late fee. You shove your bank statements into a drawer without looking at them and overlook an error in your last deposit – $100 lost. It’s a pretty simple equation; the more disorganized you are, the more money you are likely losing.


It has been said that we are bombarded with more information in one day than medieval peasants processed in a year’s time. Most of it comes in the form of paper! The stacks are slowly causing our disorganization to worsen. Without a good system for staying on top of it all (read that as “throwing away or recycling 90% and filing the 10% that matters”), even the valuable documents become disorganized clutter.


Once you realize how much disorganization is costing you, you have a REASON to want to change. Keep the vision of a clutter-free and chaos-free life in front of you for motivation as you move forward with your organizing efforts. It’s never too late to stop being disorganized!

Watch on Smead YouTube Channel: Hidden Costs of Disorganization