A worldwide survey has found that people still love to have things piled up on the side of their stairs.
Although there is no general consensus on whether the items on the stairs should be books, clothes, toys or important documents, the world has agreed that the stairs are definitely the best place to keep them.
Everybody usually says: “Only temporarily, of course. I’ll be moving all that stuff as soon as I know where it belongs.
But stairs are essentially shelves you can walk on and perfect for creating a kind of object purgatory, for the homeless things of the household to spend eternity.
Are these things on their way up or down? It depends. In a way, it’s kind of a metaphor for life, because it’s all rubbish I can’t force myself to deal with it.
Serial stair-piler mom said: “Since I had kids the stairs have become a crazy obstacle course of toys, which is fun for guests.
“I feel for people in bungalows who have to get by without stairs. It’s no life.”