When you’re on the road and your car breaks down, the odds are good you’ll need to find a place to put it.
A new study suggests that the same holds true for the shelves you use to store your electronics, your clothes, and your groceries.
So it makes sense to think about the shelf you use most often as the one you’d most like to keep.
But there’s one problem: It’s actually a pretty outdated concept.
The new study, conducted by the National Science Foundation and published in the journal Science, found that the average shelf on a typical U.S. home is about half the size it used to be, with roughly 3,000 square feet of space for the average household.
So while most of us are probably looking for the cheapest way to store our stuff, our shelves aren’t always practical.
A couple years ago, researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder found that for households with a budget of less than $100,000, most people still use a traditional three-ring binder, and a typical three-year-old is able to find space for nearly 1,000 items.
But in recent years, the shelves have gotten bigger, and the average size of a three-piece set has gone from 1,500 square feet to more than 3,200 square feet.
While these new research results suggest the concept of a typical home’s most important shelf may not be as useful as it once was, they also suggest that a better approach might be to rethink the way we store our possessions.
The idea that our homes are often the only places we think about when we think of storage is probably a myth.
For the most part, our houses are empty spaces, with the occasional furniture in one corner.
But what if we had a place where we could store things like a tablet, laptop, or smartphone, and also place the most important pieces of equipment in a safe place?
The study used data from the U.K.’s Household and Household Structure Survey to calculate the average square footage of a home.
They found that a typical house contains about 1,400 square feet, or just under 2,400 of the 3,500 or so square feet that are typically reserved for storage.
That number is far smaller than the 3.5 square feet found in most of our country’s major cities.
But a big difference between the American average and that of most cities is the size of the spaces that make up each room.
In cities like Chicago, New York, and Philadelphia, the average room is more than twice as big as the average house.
If you have an empty house, there’s always the potential for an accident, and there’s little room for error when it comes to space.
If you have a house full of clutter, you may be able to spot an unexpected item in an area that you don’t intend to go in.
But when you have space, you don, too.
We should be taking the time to put our stuff where it belongs, says Dr. Andrew Smith, director of the University Center for Urban Research in New York City.
The average American home contains about 20,000 of these items.
So if we take those 20,00 items out, we would have only about 1.2 square feet for each item.
The good news is that, with space, it’s much easier to spot the item you need, Smith says.
But what about the storage in your own home?
We tend to think of homes as spaces that are designed for our living rooms, or for our bedrooms, and our bathrooms.
But the new study found that in households with one or two people, the proportion of spaces dedicated to personal storage is about 40 percent.
That means we store more than three times as much stuff in a home as in a standard three-bedroom apartment.
But it also means that we tend to place less of our own stuff in those spaces, and less in other places, including garages, garages full of cars, garaging lots, garaged parking lots, and even garages and lot garages in other states and countries.
It’s a situation that’s gotten worse over the years.
As our cities have grown, we’ve started to move away from our homes.
In 1970, the American Society of Civil Engineers predicted that by 2030, the U of A could be home to fewer than 100 million people.
But today, the city is home to almost 10 million people, more than 10 times more than the number in 1970.
So, while the proportion in our homes of the most basic kinds of storage has decreased, the proportions of things we need to store in our own homes has increased.
Smith says we should be thinking about how to create spaces that work for our homes, not our cities.
One way to think through this is to look at the different types of storage.
In an ideal world, we’d have a single large