Are You Stressed Out By Clutter?

You're not alone, many Americans feel the same way.

January 8, 2020



I am the queen of clutter. I don't want to reign it just seems to follow me. As hard as I try to declutter my life the more I find clutter surrounding me. I am determined however to get a handle on it and maybe 2020 is the year I do! I'm not alone though.

A new survey finds:

  • 63% of Americans admit they “have too much stuff. (Guilty)
  • 59% say they have at least one closet, drawer or room “filled with stuff I no longer want or need.” (Just one?)
  • 37% of folks say their messy or disorganized home, closet or garage has caused them “extreme anxiety.” (Tru dat)
  • 21% have lost sleep due to the stress they have from all that clutter. (Definitely)

De-cluttering is a big New Years resolution for folks in 2020, with 38% saying that “accumulating less stuff” and simplifying their life are goals for the New Year. So, what do they plan to do about it?

  • 30% of Gen Z plan to sell unwanted gifts, compared to only 9% of Baby Boomers who say the same.(Sell? No I donate)
  • 32% of Gen Xers will “regift” holiday gifts they don’t want, something 28% of all Americans say they’ll do. (I can't regift)
  • Women are also more likely to regift then men (30% vs. 25%)

The key to declutter is not to give up. And just when I think I may have a handle on this clutter thing I find myself buying more stuff. Does new clutter count? ~grace