From birth through college, there is a gross materialism around all the stuff we wrap our kids with, especially.
I get why folks might use a garage bay for storage. Surprised it is only 1 in 10 for the rented storage.
Millennials were supposed to be less materialistic, but when those I know get married, have babies, etc., they are more into the trappings than our previous generations, for sure.
The millennial(24 year old woman) sitting next to me was complaining that she did not have any money to pay off her student loans. We(middle aged men) pointed out to her that she wears a different pair of fancy boots to work everyday.
That almost every day she goes to some place to eat lunch out or order lunch to be picked up. Then many days she runs down to Starbucks to buy a $5 coffee. We have a Koreg machine out back with 20 different coffees and teas that are free.
All right, I confess: I own 27 designer purses, but I havent bought another one in at least two years. I own maybe a dozen pair of shoes (including slippers) and I wear three of the pairs very regularly.
I collect (and actually use!!!!) fine china, sterling flatware and Waterford Crystal. My dish hoard takes up all the space in a large side bedroom closet, a large coffee table/trunk, a very large dining room sideboard cabinet, the main bedroom linen closet, half of the copious cabinet storage in the garage, and the entire space in a 10 ft by 20 ft by 8 ft(tall) off-site storage unit. Everything is very well organized and hidden away, except for my most favorite House of Waterford large vases and bowls.
I admit it, Im borderline hoarding, and Mr Roo Roo is starting to get irritated LOLOL!