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Misplaced items cost us ten minutes a day

April 15, 2015

Men are far worse than women about losing items

Extract from an article by Daily Mail Reporter Published: 21:11 EST, 20 March 2012 

We spend ten minutes every day rummaging for lost items, from books and phones to car keys and even the cars themselves, a survey has found.

Men are far worse than women – with a third of wives claiming that their husbands regularly misplace household items, according to the research.

The study of 3,000 adults, carried out for esure home insurance, also found that four out of ten often argue with their partner about lost items.

The research found we also lose up to nine items every day - or 198,743 in a lifetime.


Cell phone     Keys   Glasses   Watch    Wallet   Daily Planner   Gloves   

The daily loss calculated over a year means an incredible 3,285 items are misplaced every 12 months - or just under 200,000 bits and bobs over the course of 60.5 adult years.

And a total of 3,680 hours or 153 days is spent searching for stuff, over our lifetimes.

Half of those polled claimed they were constantly searching for things they’ve lost or misplaced, with the majority admitting it usually turns up somewhere obvious.

An unfortunate fourteen people said they spend over an hour every day looking for things they’ve misplaced.

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