America's clutter problem [INFOGRAPHIC]

Lucy O'Neill | Improvement Center Columnist | April 11, 2013

We love our stuff. Whether it's a primal urge to store up for the lean times, the result of success and abundance, or just the anxiety of deciding what should stay and what should go: the average American family has a clutter problem. A recently published four-year study by UCLA's Center on Everyday Lives and Families (CELF) followed middle-income families in Los Angeles and found the front panel of a typical kitchen refrigerator held 52 items. The excessive number of objects stuck to their refrigerators seems to be a metaphor for the material mess that’s overtaken American home life.

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America's clutter problem

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