Are You Moving During the Holiday

Moving is always stressful, but even more so during the holidays. Consider downsizing first to lighten the load. Overwhelmingly, Americans have to much stuff. CONTACT US

Here's a few statistics that will blow your mind including;


1. Almost 300,000 items in the average American home (LA Times).

2. American home size has nearly tripled in the past 50 years (NPR).

3. 1 out of every 10 Americans rent offsite storage—the fastest growing segment of the commercial real estate industry over the past four decades. (New York Times Magazine).

4. More than 25% of people with two-car garages don’t have room to park cars inside due to clutter and almost 35% only have room for one vehicle. (U.S. Department of Energy).

5. About 50,000 storage facilities in America, more than five times the number of Starbucks (SSA).

6. British research found that the average 10-year-old owns 238 toys but plays with just 12 daily (The Telegraph).

7. Over 3% of the world’s children live in America, but they own 40% of the toys consumed globally (UCLA).

8. The average American woman owns 30 outfits—one for every day of the month. In 1930, that figure was nine (Forbes).

9. The average American family spends $1,700 on clothes annually (Forbes).

10. While the average American throws away 65 pounds of clothing per year (Huffington Post).

11. Nearly half of American households don’t save any money (Business Insider).

12. More television sets than people in America. And those television sets are turned on for more than a third of the day—eight hours, 14 minutes (USA Today).

13. Americans consume twice as many material goods today as we did 50 years ago (The Story of Stuff).

14. Almost, 15 percent of the world’s population that lives in North America and Western Europe account for 60 percent of private consumption spending, while the one-third living in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa accounts for only 3.2 percent (Worldwatch Institute).

15. Americans donate 1.9% of their income to charitable causes (NCCS/IRS). While 6 billion people worldwide live on less than $13,000/year (National Geographic).

16. Americans spend more on shoes, jewelry, and watches ($100 billion) than on higher education (Psychology Today).

17. Shopping malls outnumber high schools. And 93% of teenage girls rank shopping as their favorite pastime (Affluenza).

18. Women will spend more than eight years of their lives shopping (The Daily Mail).

19. Over the course of our lifetime, we will spend a total of 3,680 hours or 153 days searching for misplaced items.The research found we lose up to nine items every day—or 198,743 in a lifetime. Phones, keys, sunglasses, and paperwork top the list (The Daily Mail).

20. Americans spend $1.2 trillion annually on nonessential goods—in other words, items they do not need (The Wall Street Journal).

21. The $8 billion home organization industry has more than doubled in size since the early 2000’s—growing at a staggering rate of 10% each year (Uppercase).


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