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How much time is spent on looking for lost items?
I need a source for the amount of time spent annually on looking for lost items
- Miss ChiefLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
The amount of time people spent looking for lost things varies:
In John Ortberg's book When the Game Is Over It All Goes Back in the Box, and in James Gleick's 1999 book Faster, we spend sixteen minutes a day (roughly one year of our lives) looking for lost possessions.
Meanwhile, according to a study conducted by a Boston Marketing firm, the average American burns 55 minutes a day looking for things they know they own but cannot find. That adds up to a total of almost 14 days a year people spend just trying to find lost things.
A survey by the holiday company Ocean Village claims that we clock in 31 minutes a day hunting for lost things - remote controllers (5 minutes), keys (10 minutes), socks and shoes (7 minutes), lottery tickets (4 minutes) and passports (1 minute) and 17 minutes shouting "you had it last".Source(s): http://books.google.com/books?id=64tjrx2X3VUC&pg=P... http://funky-facts.blogspot.com/2010/03/how-much-t... http://phyllisbaldino.com/pages.php?content=galler... http://organizedhavenmaven.com/?m=201001&paged=2 http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/...