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Does your home have 300,000 items in it?

Updated: May 21

In this episode we dive deep into American consumerism and dissect some hard to hear facts about how much the average American buys and stores in their home.

Episode highlights:

  • We provide a few updates from episode 1

  • Exciting news! Marie Kondo’s Tidying Up series on Netflix

  • Answered: what is the KonMari method?

  • Effects of the show: CNN Reports thrift stores nationwide are experiencing a surge of donations. Instagram is full of people showing pics of bags they donated and empty bookshelves that were just collecting dust.

  • We are really excited about the series, and we’re actually going to her 3 day organizing seminar in New York where she will be, and this is part of becoming KonMari certified consultants

  • We discuss American consumerism and some hard to hear facts about the state of consumption

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

2. 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).

3. 3.1% of the world’s children live in America, but they own 40% of the toys consumed globally (UCLA).

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

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

6. 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).

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All statistics mentioned in this episode found here:

Real-world effects of 'Tidying Up' Netflix series as reported by CNN…lix-trnd/index.html

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