Just released book titled Life At Home In the Twenty-First Century: 32 Families Open Their Doors took a closer look at the homes and lifestyles of 32 middle-class families in Los Angeles.
Some findings, which relate to this blog:
“The rise of Costco and similar stores has prompted so much stockpiling - you never know when you’ll need 600 Dixie cups or a 50-pound bag of sugar - that three out of four garages are too full to hold cars.” [Note: I added photos from my collection as close to matching the quote; photos are not from the book; photo from a Phoenix home]
“Managing the volume of possessions is such a crushing problem in many homes that it elevates levels of stress hormones for mothers.” [photo from a Canton, Ohio home]
“A refrigerator door cluttered with magnets, calendars, family photos, phone numbers, and sports schedules generally indicates the rest of the home will be in a similarly chaotic state.” [photo from a Kearney, Nebraska home]