g cover Today’s families are prisoners of their own clutter ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Bill Greene/Globe Staff Jessica Pohl of Weston has kids who have largely outgrown their toys, but she can’t give them away. Bill Greene/Globe Staff “I’m saving them for my grandchildren,” Pohl said of the toys in her Weston home. Bill Greene/Globe Staff New research by UCLA-affiliated social scientists shows that American families are overwhelmed by clutter. Bill Greene/Globe Staff 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."