Get rid of your clutter, STAT! — The Statistics of Clutter

Okay so it’s a bad pun on what I am really posting about: The Statistics of Clutter

  • 25% of people with 2 car garages don’t park cars in there — they store their junk instead
  • The storage facility industry is worth $154 billion dollars, more than the film biz!
  • 1 in 11 American households rents a self-storage space, spending $1000/year in rent
  • On average, it costs $10/square foot to store items in your home
  • The average American receives 49,060 pieces of mail in their lifetime, 1/3 of it is junk mail
  • 23% of us pay our bills late and incur fees because we’ve lost track of our statements
  • 80% of the clutter in your home or office is a result of disorganization, not lack of space
  • Getting rid of clutter would eliminate 40% of your housework in an average home
  • We spend one whole year of our entire lives, just looking for lost items
  • As a whole, Americans spend 9 million hours a day looking for lost items
  • Average 4583 lbs. of books and magazines are discarded annually by each American

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    About the Author

    I'm a 20-something year old girl who lived out of a single suitcase in 2007, and now I'm living with less, but only with the best. You don't have to get rid of everything to become a minimalist! Minimalism can help simplify and organize your life, career, & physical surroundings. You can read more about me as a minimalist. Or come and visit my other blog Fabulously Broke in the City where I got out of $60,000 of debt in 18 months, earning $65,000 gross/year.