UT Posted in Utah January 06, 2016 by Catherine Rees 12 Undeniable Things You’ll Find in Every Utah Home Though you might not have EVERY item on this list in your home, I’m willing to bet you have several. 1. A craft closet. Rachel/flickr Utahns are inventive and creative. We love to fill our homes with beautiful handmade things, or give them as gifts. Those with spacious homes might have an entire craft room! 2. Hiking boots. brek174/flickr How can you live in Utah and never go hiking (or at least for a nature walk)? Pretty much every Utahn that’s old enough to walk owns a pair of shoes with traction suitable for a stroll in our great outdoors. 3. Boxes of outgrown children’s clothing. ktbuffy/flickr Utahns are thrifty, and we also tend to have quite a few children. As a result, we always keep those outgrown baby clothes. If our own subsequent children don’t wear them, they’ll come in handy for a family member or neighbor. 4. Tons of family photos. Travis Issacs/flickr In Utah, we’re all about the family. Whether it’s a large one with eight kids, or a smaller, two-person family, we love to take pics of our loved ones and display them around the house. 5. Food storage. United Way of Greater St. Louis/facebook The Mormons are famous for their dedication to keeping large bins of wheat and powdered milk in that space under the front porch, but they’re not the only Utahns who believe that food storage is important. The possibility of a big earthquake in Utah’s future convinces most of us to keep at least a few extra cans of soup around. 6. A musical instrument. Daryl Durand/flickr Utahns have the most pianos per capita, according to a recent study. You’ll likely find plenty of other instruments around, too. I’m not sure whether it’s that Utahns have some sort of intrinsic musical ability or we just think music lessons are important, but it’s common in our state. 7. Winter weather gear. Kelly Sikkema/flickr Winters in Utah are cold, snowy and icy. We all have a shelf with hats, gloves, and scarves that we’re ready to pull out at a moment’s notice. Just because it’s a balmy, 80-degree October day doesn’t mean that we won’t have a blizzard tomorrow. 8. A jar of homemade jam. Kim/flickr If you didn’t make it yourself, your neighbor did. 9. Ice cream. Susan Sermoneta/flickr Several years ago, our state had the distinction of the highest ice cream consumption per capita. We’ve fallen a bit lower in the ranks since, but we still consume plenty of the creamy, frozen confection. 10. A family heirloom. Caylin/flickr Utahns are big on family history, and most of us own at least one item that once belonged to a relative. 11. A handmade quilt or afghan. Amanda/flickr Most Utahns own more handmade blankets than store-bought. If you don’t make your own quilts, odds are good that you still have a bunch from your childhood stored in your linen closet. 12. A toolbox. Michael Coghalen/flickr Utahns are do-it-yourselfers, so you’ll be hard-pressed to find a home without a comprehensive toolbox. We need those hammers, screwdrivers and a host of power tools to finish our own basements. What else do most Utahns have in their homes?