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Stuff

From this interesting collection of statistics on how much stuff we own, I’ve picked out a handful:

  • The average size of the American home has nearly tripled in size over the past 50 years.
  • The average American woman owns 30 outfits—one for every day of the month. In 1930, that figure was nine.
  • The average American family spends $1,700 on clothes annually.
  • While the average American throws away 65 pounds of clothing per year.
  • Americans spend more on shoes, jewelry, and watches ($100 billion) than on higher education.

All of these are backed up by links in the original article.