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Survey From Self-Storage Marketplace SpareFoot Shows Couples Argue Over Clutter

A survey from SpareFoot, an online marketplace for self-storage consumers, has found that 48 percent of American couples who are married or living together argue over clutter. The phone survey was conducted in January by research firm Princeton Survey Research Associates International. It showed 7 percent of couples engage in clutter spats every day, and 33 percent argue either weekly or monthly, according to “The SpareFoot Blog.” Fifty-two percent of the people surveyed said when clashing over clutter, both sides are accused of harboring too much stuff.

February 12, 2015

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Survey From Self-Storage Marketplace SpareFoot Shows Couples Argue Over Clutter

A survey from SpareFoot, an online marketplace for self-storage consumers, has found that 48 percent of American couples who are married or living together argue over clutter. The phone survey was conducted in January by research firm Princeton Survey Research Associates International. It showed 7 percent of couples engage in clutter spats every day, and 33 percent argue either weekly or monthly, according to “The SpareFoot Blog.” Fifty-two percent of the people surveyed said when clashing over clutter, both sides are accused of harboring too much stuff.

The survey also found that overflowing closets are the most common source of clutter conflict. Fifty-one percent of respondents said related arguments led them to discard clothing from their closets as well as excess belongings including furniture (29 percent), electronics (28 percent) and books (25 percent).

The survey included 1,003 U.S. adults. Princeton conducted phone interviews in English and Spanish, Jan. 22 to 25. Statistical results were weighted to correct known demographic discrepancies. The margin of sampling error for the complete set of weighted data is approximately 3.7 percentage points, according to the source.

Founded in 2008, SpareFoot.com helps consumers find and reserve self-storage units, with comparison shopping tools that show real-time availability and exclusive deals. Since its launch, the company has raised $26 million in venture capital. With a network of more than 7,000 storage facilities ranging from mom-and-pop operations to real estate investment trusts, the company reaches prospective storage renters though partnerships with brands including SelfStorage.com and Penske Truck Rental.

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