You straighten up closets, clean out corners, and move things to the garage, but stacks and boxes keep multiplying. You need two things: motivation and modern self-storage. Here are eight clutter statistics guaranteed to help inspire.
1. WE WEAR 20% OF THE CLOTHES WE OWN 80% OF THE TIME
This stat seems to beg the question – Do we really need this many clothes if we aren’t wearing them often?
2. THE AVERAGE CANADIAN SPENDS 12 WEEKS A YEAR LOOKING FOR ITEMS THEY OWN BUT CAN’T FIND
Collectively, we burn up more than nine million hours a day hunting for things that we know are somewhere around the house. In this case, misery doesn’t love company. It just wishes the clutter would go away and let you reclaim all that lost time.
3. ELIMINATING CLUTTER CUTS HOUSEWORK BY 40% IN AN AVERAGE HOME
It’s dusty, disorganized and in the way. You freshen it up, rearrange it and move it to a new spot. If you think there’s something wrong with cleaning around clutter, it needs to go. Getting rid of it eliminates 40 percent of the chores around your home.
4. 25% OF PEOPLE WITH 2-CAR GARAGES DON’T PARK ANY CARS IN THEM
Remember when there was plenty of room for two? If squeezing in one is a battle, you’re among the 32 percent of homeowners with two-car garages who are losing the battle with clutter. Give it time, and you’ll join the 25 percent who can’t park anything in the garage.
5. COSTS AN AVERAGE OF $10 PER SQ. FT. TO STORE ITEMS IN YOUR HOUSE
Mortgage payments, utility bills, taxes and general expenses make that 12-inch by 12-inch corner in the den worth $10. Compared to the value of your home’s floor space, monthly rent for a climate controlled self storage unit at Planet Storage is an inexpensive investment that conquers clutter.
6. A TYPICAL HOME CONTAINS $1600 WORTH OF UNUSED CLUTTER
What’s a good resale price on the old Jet Ski? Were you impressed with the appraisal value of that inherited china collection? Did you know that the typical home fills up with clutter valued at approximately $1,600? Tuck it away in a safe self-storage unit, and cash in at your convenience.
7. SERIOUS HOARDING PROBLEMS ARE PRESENT IN AT LEAST 1 IN 50 PEOPLE
One out of 50 people are prone to hoarding. For another one out of 20, the situation will grow into a serious problem. Letting things pile up is a nuisance, but harmless clutter can escalate into an obsession that takes over the space and lives inside a home.
8. ONE OF THE MOST COMMON STRESS TRIGGERS – WORRYING THE HOUSE ISN’T CLEAN ENOUGH OR ORGANIZED ENOUGH
If you worry that the house isn’t clean enough and admit that disorganization is part of the problem, you’re in good company. Canadians list “clutter” as one of the top things they wish they didn’t have to worry about. A mess around the house triggers stress.
Now that you’re inspired, it’s time to conquer the clutter. For a few dollars a month, you can reclaim time, space and peace of mind at home. Life’s easier when everything has its own space, so enjoy the advantages of a modern, secure self-storage facility. Come visit us at Planet Storage and we’ll help you reclaim your space!
See you soon 🙂