Clutter in America

Clutter in America
Clutter in America

I’m not a hoarder, I’m a collector of fine things!

Sparefoot.com just surveyed over 1000 people about how cluttered they are in their homes. The survey results are consistent with other research showing that only about one person in 20 people has a major clutter problem. Less than half of respondents said they didn’t have any clutter at all – something experts found very unlikely given the clutter in America.

Where do you fit in? And if you did live in clutter would you admit it?

None of us wants to a hoarder whose uses 1-800-GOT-JUNK? as their house cleaner so what reasonable things can we do to keep clutter under control? Some of the advice suggests making complete changes to your lifestyle to become a minimalist and being ruthless about discarding seldom used items. That sounds great in theory until you actually start going through the items and find that many are there for a good reason. Then the older you get the more you see treasure boxes and children skipping through the forest when you look at your overflowing boxes. There are some interesting suggestions in the Sparefoot article. Our favorite is that you should discard any item your friends laugh at.