The 70 items that are cluttering our homes the most

The 70 items that are cluttering our homes the most


Posted 21st Sep 2018

A recent study has revealed the average Brit will have a staggering 3,370 cubic feet of their home that is packed full of items that will be rarely used - if at all.

For the majority of us, it can be hard to throw things away - after all, what would you do if you chucked out that old telephone you've not needed for years and your current phone suddenly broke?

With clutter ruling the roost in our homes, it inspired Blinds Hut to survey the British public and to look into exactly what is filling our homes...

Bathroom:

Toiletries - 53.3%
Makeup - 16%
Dirty towels - 14.4%
Toothbrushes - 6.3%
Toothpaste tubes - 4.6%
Medication - 3.5%
Nail polish - 1.9% 

Bedroom:

Dirty clothing - 30.9%
Outgrown clothing - 26.6%
Aftershave / perfume - 16.1%
Jewellery - 10.2%
Socks with holes - 7.5%
Pillows - 4.4%
Clothes hangers - 4.3%

Living room:

Magazines / newspapers - 32.6%
Pet toys - 21.4%
Letters - 19.3%
DVDs - 13.7%
Takeaway menus - 7.7%
Clothes - 4.2%
Used batteries - 1.1%

Home office

Stationery - 27.2%
Sentimental items - 21%
Coffee cups - 16.8%
Notepads - 12.4%
Empty pens - 8.1%
Food plates - 7.9%
Spare machinery - 6.6% 

Kitchen

Cooking utensils - 36.1%
Random containers - 24.8%
Dirty washing - 12.5%
Empty bags - 11.1%
Cleaning products - 6.7%
Recipe books - 5.8%
Napkins / placemats - 3%

Dining room

Chairs - 28.6%
Crockery - 20.7%
Magazines / newspapers - 15.8%
Ornaments - 14.9%
Letters - 10%
Old fruit - 5.8%
Hangbags - 4.2%

Garage

Tools - 23.4%
Unused boxes - 21.6%
Bicycles - 19.2%
Sports items - 12.1%
Old furniture - 10.3%
Car parts - 8.1%
Hardware - 5.3%

Hallway

Shoes - 42.5%
Coats / hats - 14.5%
Bags - 12.4%
Ironing board - 12.1%
Umbrellas - 11.6%
Sports balls - 6%
Washing - 0.9%

Playroom

Toys - 34.3%
Crayons - 17.7%
Clothing - 15.2%
Building blocks - 12.3%
Balloons - 9.2%
Toy containers - 6.2%
Food / drink containers - 5.1%

Survey data courtesy of Blinds Hut






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