Surprising Stats About Americans’ Spending Habits

By Shannon
Surprising Stats About Americans’ Spending Habits

In the United States, people love to make sure they have everything that friends, family, and neighbors do. Whenever we see something in a commercial, magazine, or Instagram, it compels us to buy more so we can have all of the newest things.

This consumerism leads to people buying more than they actually need. But how much stuff do people actually own? Here are some surprising statistics about what’s going on in America’s households.

From the outside, you cannot tell how much is behind closed doors. Credit: Pixabay

20. How Much Is In Your House?

Between 1970 and 2008, American’s disposable income doubled, and people spend nearly everything they made going shopping for the things they wanted. Around the same time, there were also plenty of smaller knick-knacks that came on the market. Now, we have reached a point in our society where the average American household has 300,000 items. That’s a lot of stuff.

Americans own more stuff than ever before. Credit: Pixabay

According to Business Wire, nearly every American household has 50 unused items that total $3,100. These items could be sold on eBay if you need extra cash. If you’re curious, take some time to look through your home to see if there is anything you could potentially sell online. You may be surprised how quickly it adds up.