21 Surprising Statistics That Reveal How Much Stuff We Actually Own

by Parent Co. May 12, 2015

Since reading Marie Kondo's, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, we've been on a tear chucking and donating the things in our homes that don't bring us joy. That stupid ride on airplane with the lights and sounds that the kid never used but would occasionally go off in the middle of the night? GONE. Clothes that haven't been worn since my husband and I could go out at 10pm and sleep until noon? OUTTA HERE. However, there's still plenty more clutter taking up valuable real estate in our tiny house. Then, there's this factoid:
British research found that the average 10-year-old owns 238 toys but plays with just 12 daily (The Telegraph).
Check out the rest of the surprising statistics that reveal just how much we actually own via Becoming Minimalist: 21 Surprising Statistics That Reveal How Much Stuff We Actually Own


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