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Would you say that you have an average fridge?

How many items do you think are attached to the sides of an "average" refrigerator; ones that are put there (photos, magnets, hand-drawn pictures, notes, business cards, etc.) to be on display, but were not part of the fridge when it was purchased?
This only accounts for the sides; ignore anything sitting on top of a fridge, that may or may not even be visible.

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1. How many items, altogether, are on the sides of an "average fridge", that someone deliberately put on display there?
Your guess:
Under 20
21- 40
41- 60
61- 80
81- 100
101- 150
151- 200
over 200
2. Now go to your fridge.
How many items, altogether, are on the sides of your fridge that you or someone in your family deliberately put there?
For example, if a photo of your last hiking trip is being held by one magnet in each corner, then your response would be 5 objects, not 1.
I don't have a fridge
None, dammit, and I like it that way!
1- 20
21- 40
41- 60
61- 80
81- 100
101- 150
151- 200
over 200
      75 answers
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Now break it down further (add the specific numbers in a comment, and I might do some math on this in a week or so):

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Where do the items on your fridge fit, in this grid?
  Magnets (includes "plastic letters") Tape or some other fastener that isn't magnetic Photos of family Photos of friends Group photos (you might not "know" some people well) Postcards Drawings (kids, or your own) Notes, notepads, calendars, business cards, paper
None
1- 20
21- 40
41- 60
61- 80
81- 100
101- 150
151- 200
over 200
      58 answers
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Now that you've counted, are you surprised at your total?
No, it was (or was about) what I thought
A bit, yes
I knew that there was a lot, but not that much
      61 answers
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My breakdown:

103 objects
76 magnets- this includes some magnetic backed photos
19 regular photos and postcards
8 paper items; only one of them is a drawing (our niece did it)

I have 25 items on the one side of my fridge and 78 on the front

Oddest item on my fridge: Either the "cactus" made of felt, that plays the song Tequila when you push a button on its "hand", or the plastic crawfish model with springy legs and antennae that vibrate when the door is opened or closed.
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The front of our refrigerator is not magnetic and to put things on the magnetic side just never seemed interesting as it's a very small space.
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I have too many magnets
The last time I had to remove them, as the fridge was moved, it took over an hour.





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oi_you_nutter wrote:
I have too many magnets
The last time I had to remove them, as the fridge was moved, it took over an hour.


Now i know how people feel when they look at my game shelves and mutter "Wow".

So... "Wow".
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If I do some very rough extrapolation and use a figure if 220 (each) for the two people who reported "over 200" items on their fridge, then I come out with an overall average (so far) of about 43 items per fridge.

So far, though, my own fridge is nowhere near average. I'm much higher.
 
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Stainless-steel fridge, so no magnets. We have one "sticky-strip" for appointment reminders, and one whiteboard.
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I have added a few magnets since the last photos were taken (must have been over a year ago)





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I have two fridges. One in my kitchen (which I used for the poll) and one in my basement (the Beer Fridge for games).

I figured I had about 40 items on my fridge upstairs.

Basement, depends on what you call items. I do not have anything magnetic on it. But, it is full of stickers. Stickers upon stickers.
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After counting 71 magnets on the fridge I stopped. All the cards and wild life photos can wait
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This may be something common to the US and Canada. I seldom see people having things stuck to their fridges.
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Flyboy Connor wrote:
This may be something common to the US and Canada. I seldom see people having things stuck to their fridges.


I started collecting the magnets well over 25 years ago, when I still lived in the UK.
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I don't like magnets & photos & stuff stuck to the fridge, can't stand it. Especially if it's like our fridge with layers of notes on top of photos on top of postcards all held up by weak magnets. You open the door and something always seems to fall. It makes me crazy.

Still my wife loves it like that and I love her, so that's the way it is.
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