It's pretty much a universal truth at this point that there's no such thing as too much closet space. Most people, especially the ones living in tiny apartments in big cities like New York, have way too little — and if you're one of them, you know that extra closet space (and sometimes just any closet space in general!) is basically a huge luxury. So, it shouldn't be surprising that a lot of people are willing to make sacrifices for a little extra storage space, right?
A new survey from storage company MakeSpace, which asked 1,000 people across the United States about their closets, reveals exactly what people would consider giving up in exchange for bigger closets. And apparently, they're not afraid of the extremes. Just about half (49.1 percent, to be exact) of all the people MakeSpace surveyed said that they would be willing to be celibate for six months if it meant they could have more closet space. You read that right — no sex, for six months, just for bigger, more organized closets. Of course, that's not the only thing they'd be willing to give up — 17.2 percent said they'd take a pay cut for six months in exchange for more closet space. (It's worth noting that you'd probably have to spend more money on rent for more closet space anyway, so in a way, this totally makes sense.)
Not only that, but the survey also backs up the idea that not having enough closet space can be a source of stress for couples and people who live together. More than half (52.2 percent) of respondents said that not having enough space is sometimes or always a cause for argument or a topic of frustration between romantic partners or roommates. To top it all off, some people are going to the extremes of getting rid of their significant other's things without them knowing — 32.7 percent of women and 16.4 percent of men fessed up to doing this to make more space.
Just as further proof that closet space is the hottest real estate commodity out there, 52.6 percent of those surveyed said they'd prefer an extra walk-in closet to an extra bathroom. This makes total sense when you consider that two thirds of respondents also said their bedroom closet is the most cluttered space in their home.
All of this begs the question: What would you do for more closet space? Let's not forget, there's always the option of just finding other ways to store your stuff outside of your tiny closets (hello, under-bed storage!).
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