Top 10 Most Unnecessary Things People Have in Their Suburban Homes

People have a lot of things in their homes. It seems like some people have more than they really need. Here’s some things you probably have at your house or know someone who does. Maybe tell them it’s ok to get rid of some of these things.
The Top Ten
1 Dining Rooms

This never made any sense to me. Usually it's a dining table set aside with fancy chairs and a fancy table, but we never eat at that table. No, we eat at the less expensive kitchen table or the counter bar. The only time you eat at the dining room table is for special occasions: usually Thanksgiving and Christmas. And that's about it. Which is like, what's the point if you only use that table like 3 times a year at most?

I have a dining room, but I never eat in there. The last time I remember eating in my dining room was on Thanksgiving in 2020.

People have multiple dining rooms?

2 Birthday Cards
3 Fake Log Fireplaces
4 Special Dishes

I don't know what the deal was, but we had special dishes only used at Christmas or for special occasions, and they're pretty pricey as well. On top of that we also had decorative dishes that were not to be used for eating but just looking at. I mean what the hell is the point of that? I don't know about you, but I don't really pay attention to the dishes. We really don't need special dishes when everyday dishes do the job just fine.

Yes, this is what I don't completely get. I've seen people eating from plates that are labelled for decorative purposes only.

5 Decorative Waterfalls or Ponds

This is something more common at older people's homes, but they feel the need to have a koi pond or a water feature by the front door. Like, why? These require more maintenance than you'd think and take up space that could be used better.

6 Souvenir Refrigerator Magnets

I swear every time we went on vacation it was mandatory to get a refrigerator magnet from the gift shop. Every single time.

7 Unused Fireplaces
8 Throw Pillows

Why did every home have these? Do we really need 10 pillows for every bed and like 6 for the couches? The pillows aren't even that comfortable either because they have beads in them and are just too small for comfort. So what do you do? Just throw them on the ground. Also, if you have a dog, it's one more thing they can chew.

9 TVs in Every Room

We have 5 TVs: One in my room (almost never used), one in the dining room (used a lot), one in the living room (also used a lot), one in my sister's room (used less than the dining and living rooms but more than my room), and one in the master bedroom upstairs (also used moderately).

This is more of a recent trend, but like I have a TV in my room and all my siblings do as well. On top of that, there's one in the upstairs and downstairs living room, and one on the back patio. Like, literally the only place where there's not a TV is the bathrooms because that would be weird. Maybe it's streaming services that have kinda started this trend, but we probably have 6+ TVs, some of which we barely ever use. And don't get me started on the excessively large TVs with surround sound and like 3 extra remotes nobody has any idea how to use.

Good list. Besides it's best to sell them for almost all the items on this list. Seems like these people have taken too much luxury in the suburban life. People with higher wealth can be quite absurd when it comes to their lifestyle.

10 Multiple Christmas Trees

Christmas trees are a pain to set up and take down why do most houses have more than one? It felt like every room was required to have one for what reason you ask? I'm not entirely sure. One is more than enough in my opinion and besides who's going to look at the other Christmas trees? We really had to rearrange the living room furniture for like a month just to put up one. Also taking them down is no fun let's be clear

The Contenders
11 Excessive Wall Decorations

We all know some middle aged woman like this. They feel the need for wall decorations in every single room. Live Laugh Love, mirrors, unnecessary canvases of paintings; just about anything you can think of they go overboard on and especially seasonal decorations. You'd think our house around Christmas could be at the North Pole. I love my mom, don't get me wrong, but she's 100% guilty of this. Just know you don't have to be like this.

12 More Than One “Guest Room”

At our old house we had an extra bedroom dedicated for our guests and even an extra bathroom for the guests, but some houses have more than one of these rooms. Why? How often do you really have people over? Mostly it was just sleepovers so we had sleeping bags or slept on the couches. Unless you're hosting family over for the holidays you don't need a guest room.

13 Collectible Coffee Mugs
14 Pool Table / Foosball Table

A lot of people have one or the other in their basement and nobody ever plays. These take up space and unless there's a college party going on, you're not playing these games because you probably lost a ball or two. You really don't need this in your house unless you're hosting a lot of parties.

15 Garden Statues

I don't know why everyone is obsessed with these garden statues of, like, kids playing or a bench structure. Like, what's the point? They're heavy and a waste of space. Also, due to them being grey they stand out like a sore thumb and are really an eyesore.

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