It’s official, Brits are a nation of hoarders – with a staggering £48 billion worth of unused household items gathering dust in the nation’s attics, spare rooms and garages, according to a new study.
Researchers found that the typical household has accumulated £1,784 worth of stuff that no longer sees the light of day, including slow cookers and blenders, last season’s jackets and “New Year, New You” tech such as heart monitors and rowing machines.
Vinyl records, golf clubs, Barbie dolls and punch bags are among the items British households have stored in their lofts, sheds and spare rooms.
As many as two thirds (66 percent) of adults claimed their house is full of items they never or rarely use, with 23 percent saying their attic has become the place to store their most unwanted belongings.
A further 63 percent admit their shed and garage are also full of toys, camping equipment and tools they haven’t used or touched in years. Dart boards, snooker tables, swing ball sets and tennis rackets are also gathering dust and are ripe for reselling.