We hoard £400 worth of clutter in our homes!

Published Monday, Jan 13 2014, 19:00 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
If you're wondering why there's no room for your new Christmas presents, we might just have the answer!

According to a new survey, the average household hoards £400 worth of untouched goods.

We hoard £400 worth of clutter

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Gwyneth's cook book is a clutter culprit

Needaproperty.com, who commissioned the poll of 2,000 adults, found we're constantly hoarding unread books, old DVDs, unwanted Christmas presents and kitchen gadgets.

More than half of the people questioned blamed celebrity books for cluttering up their houses. - most specifically, Gordon Ramsay and Gwyneth Paltrow's recipe books and Sir Alex Ferguson, Katie Price and Morrissey's biographies.

The situation is so bad, the clutter is taking over our homes.

Scott Green from Needaproperty.com said: "Owners could free up a space similar to a single bedroom if they threw out their unused junk."

Top 10 unused household items

1 Books

2 DVDs

3 Sports equipment

4 Board games

5 Sandwich makers

6 VHS/ cassette tapes

7 Baking utensils such as cake tins, cookie clutters and moulds

8 Food processor

9 Coffee machine

10 Sewing machine

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By Niten Thakor