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Men and women’s top prized possessions!

Men and women’s top prized possessions!
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A recent survey did a great job in highlighting how men and women aren’t too far apart when choosing what items in their life they consider their most prized household possessions.

According to the survey, which was conducted by Skipton Building Society, a woman’s most cherished items are her family photos followed by her home and her wedding ring. Men on the other hand declared their home the most prized possession followed by family photos and their car. Meanwhile, the family pet came rounded off the top five on both lists.

Kris Brewster from Skipton Building Society said: "For both men and women there is an interesting mix of household possessions, some of which are irreplaceable, but many items which hold real 'value'.

"Items such as the family car, smartphones, or laptops might be considered important to everyone but they ARE replaceable as long as people have the right cover in place. Unfortunately, treasured possessions such as photos, drawings, and vintage jewelry which would be incredibly important to the owner are more valuable in sentiment than anything else – people need to think carefully about how they store these items to keep them safe."

Naturally, prized possessions differ from person to person and so do our reasons as to why they are important to us. It’s still interesting to see the similarities and even more interesting to see the differences that appear below the list. It’s also worth noting that only two thousand people had been interviewed, and I can’t help but think that if more people had been surveyed the results could look drastically different. 

Kris Brewster added: "The key to all of this is knowing what you value the most in your home and making sure you have appropriate cover in place in the event something goes wrong. You can't put a price on something sentimental, so take steps to look after your prized possessions and protect them."

WOMEN’S TOP 20 PRIZED POSSESSIONS

Family photos
Home
Wedding ring
Engagement ring
Family pet
Photographs of deceased relatives
Jewellery
Car
Smartphone
Childhood pictures
Laptop
Photographs of significant other
Children’s artwork
Photographs of deceased friends
Clothes
Books
Tablet
Baby clothes
A favourite book
Parent’s wedding rings
 

MEN’S TOP 20 PRIZED POSSESSIONS

Home
Family photos
Car
Wedding ring
Photographs of deceased relatives
Family pet
Laptop
Photographs of significant other
Computer
Smartphone
Books
Vinyl records
CD collection
Tablet
Television
Photographs of deceased friends
Computer
Childhood pictures
Internet
Jewellery
 

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