Average US household has 50 items they never use

Nielsen Customized Research reveals that the average American household spent over $3,100 for the 50 unused items around their home, and that selling these items secondhand is widely considered a way of recycling. When asked about future plans for these items, survey participants are filled with good intentions: nearly 75% of households plan to donate some of their used items; over 50% also mention that they would keep some of the items for use in the future, for sentimental reasons, or to save for their children; over one-third (36%) plan to sell their items, and of that group, they would most likely use the money earned to pay bills (36%), put into savings (30%), or buy something new (29%).