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13 Surprising Facts About Clutter

25% of Americans have a clutter problem (source)

55% of people say their clutter is a BIG cause of their stress (source)

People who view their homes as cluttered have higher stress. A 2010 study in The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology found that women who viewed their homes as cluttered had increased cortisol levels throughout the day.

Women are more impacted by stress than men (source)

The amount of stress women experience at home is directly proportional to the amount of stuff their home has accumulated. (source)

People with cluttered home don’t sleep as well (source)

Stress triggered by clutter may also trigger avoidance strategies, like eating junk food and oversleeping. (source)

U.S. children make up 3.7% of children on the planet but have 47% of all toys and children’s books (source)

Getting rid of clutter would eliminate 40 percent of housework in the average home. (source)

  1. The median single-family home is 2,355 square feet (in 1950 it was 983 square feet and in 1970 it was 1,500 square feet). (source)

People are more productive when working in an organized decluttered space: (source)

Americans collectively spend $2.7 billion dollars every year replacing the items they can’t find. (source)

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