Statistics That Will Make You Want to Get Rid of All Your Unnecessary Clutter

Clutter is on the rise. Reverse the trend and take back your space. ©iStockphoto.com/Kalawin
Clutter is on the rise. Reverse the trend and take back your space. ©iStockphoto.com/Kalawin

When you start getting rid of clutter in your Long Island home, you quickly realize how much stuff you own. The following surprising statistics show that you’re not alone and help put in perspective the amount of purging you need to do.

Never enough storage

According to the New York Times, for the past 40+ years, offsite storage continues to be the fastest growing segment of commercial real estate because so many homeowners rent units. The U.S Department of Energy reported that 25% of people with two car garages lack the space to park cars inside them and 32% have room for only a single car.

Overfull closets

Compared to 1930 when the average woman in the U.S. owned nine outfits, today’s woman owns at least 30 outfits, according to Forbes. Today’s average U.S. family spends almost $2000 annually on clothing according to Forbes yet the Huffington Post reports that families throw away 65 pounds of clothing every year.

Too much shopping

According to Psychology today, U.S. residents spend more money on accessories than on higher education and Affluenza reports that shopping malls outnumber schools.

If these statistics inspire you to clear out your unnecessary belongings, contact Custom Closets Direct for help getting rid of clutter in your Long Island home.

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