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Where do you stand on the wardrobe wars?

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Where do you stand on the wardrobe wars?
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According to the BHF's study, two thirds of us think we should be allowed more space in the wardrobe than men, and try to fill up a sizeable 60% of the space with our belongings.

The reason behind this unbalance between our genders is apparently down to looks, with 34% of women saying they should have more space because they are judged more for the way they look than men and 23% saying that it's more important for women to look good. 24% of women also said this ruling of the roost when it came to the wardrobe was simply to stop arguments.

This female take-over of the clothes space doesn't always end happily though, with one in five men admitting to falling out with their partner for hogging wardrobe space, accouting for about four arguments every year. But it goes the other way too with 17% of women admitting that their male partner taking up too much space had led to three arguments in the year.

The sneaky tactics used to steer away from the wardrobe arguments are perhaps the most surprising results of all from the BHF study. 14% of women admitted to hanging clothes inside other belongings to keep them hidden whilst 11% cut off new labels before they hang new clothes up and 12% go as far as just buying themselves a separate wardrobe. 3% of men also confessed to building a walk in wardrobe for their partners just to silence the rows.

And despite all this, nearly half of all men and women are still harbouring clothes that they haven't worn for the last six months, with 16% still hanging up clothes they used to wear in the 1980s.

To help us ditch the clutter (along with those 80s shoulder pads and silk shirts once and for all) and call a truce to the wardrobe wars, the British Heart Foundation are encouraging the nation to have a clear out for their Bag it. Beat it. campaign to help raise money for congenital heart disease.

By bagging up your quality unwanted items, from shoes to DVDs, clothes to children's toys, and taking to your local BHF shop, you could raise life-saving funds for people fighting heart disease. You can find your local BHF shop or book a free collection for your unwanted items by visiting bhf.org.uk or calling 0800 915 7000.

Who rules the wardrobe in your house and why?