And we’re not talking about pots and pans.

Meghan Overdeep
June 21, 2018
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Maybe Carrie Bradshaw was onto something after all?

The average American household contains 300,000 personal items in approximately 930 square feet. According to a recent survey by MakeSpace, people have been getting extra creative when it comes to storage solutions. And we mean extra creative.

Get ready to clutch those pearls, y’all.

A whopping 15.4% of survey respondents admitted to using the inside of kitchen appliances like stoves and microwaves for storage. If that’s not asking for a singed sweater, we don’t know what is!

And that’s not the only kitchen space to fall victim to clutter overflow. An equally surprising 18.5% admitted to storing their things under the kitchen or dining room table.

Something tells us these aren’t the entertaining types….

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Meanwhile, the most common storage spot, unsurprisingly, is under the bed—a relatable 59% of people admit to doing that.   Other popular storage spots include the garage, which nearly one-third of people use for storage instead of a place to park their car. And 15% of people admit to squirreling things away in the trunk of their car.  

But really… the oven? What would Mama think?