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Americans On Home Organization

 

Whether stand-up mixers clutter the countertop or a family member keeps leaving cabinet doors open, 81% of homeowners report they can’t relax if their kitchen is a mess. To cope, homeowners admitted in the survey that they go to such lengths as “storing pots and pans in [a] kids’ room,” using a “hidden compartment under the coffee table,” and even filling “the spare bathroom tub” with disparate items to find enough storage. The company conducted a survey of more than 1,000 U.S. adult homeowners ages 25-65 and found that:

  • 95% say they feel when their home is organized that their life is organized
  • 81% say they can’t relax if their kitchen is a mess
  • 64% say they enjoy cooking or preparing meals more in a put-together space
  • 36% said they enjoy hosting social gatherings more in a put-together space
  • 60% say kitchen countertop clutter is the issue that causes the most stress
  • 39% say stand-up mixers and other large appliances rank as the top-most-challenging-to-store kitchen items
  • 34% say they consider organization a hobby
  • 66% say they consider organization a chore
  • 58% say they believe that ‘every item has to be in its proper place’
  • 42% say they simply ‘store items where ever they can find room.’

Kitchen Organization Preferences

  • 60% say cups/glasses should be stored facing down
  • 41% say cups/glasses should be stored facing up
  • 83% say pots and pans belong in cabinets
  • 18% say pots and pans should be hanging up
  • 65% say they prefer a built-in microwave
  • 35% say they prefer their microwave be on their countertop
  • 58% say knives go in a butcher block
  • 42% say knives go in a drawer