The Simpsons made its debut on December 17, 1989 and is still on air today. The show has broadcast more than 530 episodes over 25 seasons thus making it the longest running American sitcom, longest running American animated program and longest running American primetime, scripted TV series. It is considered one of the greatest TV series of all time and the family even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The sitcom has won nearly 60 awards and has inspired countless numbers of other animated sitcoms, none of which have been nearly as successful.
If you’ve ever seen an episode of The Simpsons, you know the house. It is pictured in every episode and is where the family is most of the time (when Homer isn’t at Moe’s). We are huge Simpsons fans here at Self Storage Finders and thought it would be fun to see how large of a storage unit the family would need to store all the contents of their home. Finding most of the contents of the Simpson house wasn’t a problem but an issue arose when we tried to determine where the family lived. We originally thought Kentucky but that proved to be unfounded. D’oh! We found one article online in which a massive amount of research was done and determined the family lives in Maine. Could be true, but never documented on the show. D’oh! Matt Groening himself disputed the fact the Simpsons were from Oregon. D’oh! We’re not sure what state they live in. What we do know is they live at 742 Evergreen Terrace, Springfield, Unknown. The house is a 2 story, 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath with a 2 car garage.
We found several photos and a floor plan which has most of the contents of each room which we detail below. Let’s take a look at each room and decide how much storage space the Simpson’s really need.
The first floor of the Simpson house opens to a small foyer. To the left is a living room followed by a TV room. Off of the TV room is the kitchen which leads into a hallway where a half bathroom is located. You can also access the dining room to the right of the foyer or through the kitchen.
Below are the items in each room.
Foyer: The foyer is basically a small hallway which separates the living room from the dining room. It consists of a sofa table, another smaller table, a plant and a stand alone coat rack.
The living room has a couch with 2 side tables on each side. There is also a chair, piano and a smaller desk with a chair. There are a few plants in the room as well.
There is another couch and side table in the TV room along with a TV stand with a TV on it and a few smaller tables. There is a stand alone lamp, a few plants and a rug in the room also.
The Simpsons have a table with four chairs in the kitchen. They also have major appliances such as a refrigerator and oven. In addition they have a microwave, pots, pans, plates and other glassware and small utensils. We will assume the family will leave the fridge and oven when they move.
Similar to the kitchen, the dining room has a table and four chairs with two other chairs in the corner of the room. Another small table and a chair for Maggie are also in the room along with a buffet.
Half Bath: The only bathroom on the first floor is a half bath and consists of a toilet, sink, toiletries and towels. Fairly basic stuff for a half bath.
The second floor houses four bedrooms, a hall closet and two full bathrooms, one of which is in the master bedroom.
Homer and Marge’s bedroom consists of a king sized bed with a side table on each side. There are also 2 lamps, dressers and a TV. There are also clothes and shoes from the closet. Along with the bedroom, there is a master bath. Their closet has to have Homer’s Mr. Plow jacket, his space suit and his Krusty the Clown outfit.
We move on to Bart’s room. He has a bed and a side table. In addition, there is a bookshelf and desk with a chair. Bart’s closet probably has buckets full of peanuts from the pet elephant he won from the radio station. If not, at least his hockey and baseball equipment are in there somewhere.
Lisa has a bed, a desk with a chair, a large bookshelf, a dresser and a side table with a lamp on it as well. We assume there are about 200 Malibu Stacy dolls from when Lisa had the doll updated by the manufacturer to reflect modern times. She’s proud of that ya know.
As Maggie is the baby, her room only has a crib, a dresser and some shelving.
Bathroom: The bathroom is standard and has toiletries, towels, a plant and shelving for towels, etc.
The closet will hold basic items such as towels, clothes and other miscellaneous items…..maybe Homer’s clothes from when he went Hipster for a bit. Springfield didn’t make our Hipster list though so he may have thrown those out. No doubt his Springfield Isotopes gear is in there from when he was their mascot. We’re not sure the Tomacco or Barbershop Quartet albums are in there though. Tomacco probably wouldn’t last long in the closet.
Because we don’t really have a definitive state of where the Simpson family lives, we can’t determine exactly how much a storage unit will cost. We have approximate numbers on about how much it will put the Simpsons out monthly to rent a unit though.
Based on the information above, we recommend the Simpsons rent a 10 x 20 storage unit for their 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home. This unit will give the family enough room to pack up all of their items and should give them a bit of space to move around in as well. They will probably need a climate controlled unit because we know it gets cold in their part of the country based on previous episodes, most notably, Mr. Plow. A climate controlled unit this size will range from about $175 – $245 per month. Knowing how cheap the Simpsons are, they will want to take advantage of online discounts, coupons and any other bargains they find. Most likely, Homer will undoubtedly try to scam the storage facility in some way and lose all of the family belongings, so look for them on an upcoming episode of Storage Wars!
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