July 09, 2012
Bill Greene/Globe Staff
Jessica Pohl of Weston has kids who have largely outgrown their toys, but she can’t give them away.
“I’m saving them for my grandchildren,” Pohl said of the toys in her Weston home.
New research by UCLA-affiliated social scientists shows that American families are overwhelmed by clutter.
The researchers also found that three out of four garages are too full of items to hold cars.
Essdras M. Suarez/Globe Staff
Kathy Colthart of Watertown (with her children Logan and Lucas Pelegrin) said prepared foods "give me the illusion of saving time."