Millennials can't seem to catch a break. The often-criticized generation of those born from the early 1980s to the early 2000s has a new unflattering superlative to add to its title: the most cluttered generation.
A new study by SpareFoot.com found that 59 percent of millennials consider their living space cluttered, which is a much higher percentage than reported by Generation X and baby boomers. Furthermore, 95 percent of millennials say they keep items they don't use or need, and 46 percent admitted that they spend at least an hour a week looking for misplaced items. Yikes!
So why are millennials collecting so much stuff? SpareFoot.com suggests it's because they're part of the "on-demand" economy, which allows them to purchase on a whim using services like Amazon Prime. An emerging "need it now" mentality and easy access to goods are causing homes to accumulate clutter at an alarming rate. Additionally, SpareFoot.com says that millennials have to put in so many hours in the office to keep up with the high cost of living that they have no time to make more thoughtful purchases or care for their homes and filter though their belongings.
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