Have you ever rescued furniture from the curb? Forty percent
of Canadians report they have salvaged curbside castoffs. This
was one of many findings about Canadians "junk
habits" revealed in an  survey of 1,600 nationwide
respondents, ages 18 to 65, conducted for HGTV by Vision
The survey revealed that while many of us get rid of
unwanted furniture by donating to family or charity, one in
five respondents said they just leave it at the curb.
This survey was commissioned leading up to the premiere of
HGTV's Junk Brothers, a new series that follows the adventures
of two Ottawa-based brothers as they rescue and transform
curbside castoffs into one-of-a-kind furnishings.
The survey results also revealed 35 percent of all
respondents occasionally attend garage sales, and 73 percent of
those that pick up from the curb report that furniture is the
most popular item to salvage.
Interestingly, from that men (42 percent) are more inclined to have salvaged "junk" than women (38 percent), while women are more likely to frequent garage sales.