Wash your hands as soon as you walk in the door (59%), clean doorknobs and other touch-sensitive surfaces regularly (49%), take a shower when you return home from a densely populated area (48%), and wipe them Pre-opening parcels (43%) are among the new house rules that families have adopted since the pandemic began.
According to a new survey of 2,000 parents of school-age children, it has also proven common to be more negligent about existing house rules since the quarantine began.
75 percent of respondents said the fact that everyone was at home more often led them to relax some of the house rules.
Not eating in front of the television (37%), not staying up after bed (27%), not leaving wet towels or dirty clothes on the floor (24%) and not using the phone at the dining table (23%)) led the list of House rules that parents were less strict about.
Carried out by OnePoll on behalf of BISSELL Homecare, Inc.The survey also found that 74% of respondents agreed that their home has never been dirtier due to the fact that their family was home more often due to COVID-19.
One factor contributing to this is likely that the rules have been relaxed for fur family members as well.
Eighty-one percent of respondents who are also the pet parents of a cat or dog agreed that since their family was more home during the pandemic, their “fur child” was treated more like an actual child.
More treats (47%) that allowed them to lie on the couch or in bed (30%) and let them play more and get dirtier outside (28%) were among the most common benefits pets have in this one Have experienced time.
In addition, almost 3 in 4 pet owners say that their pet’s hair seems to pile up faster since the quarantine began in their home.
It is therefore not surprising that 78 percent of respondents said they currently feel the urge to thoroughly clean their homes, with the average respondent having had the urge to thoroughly clean their house four times a week since the beginning of the pandemic.
Seven out of ten respondents did not have the opportunity to do a spring cleaning this year because their families were at home several months more often.
And 68% are planning an “autumn cleaner” this year to make up for this.
That doesn’t mean they are thrilled, however, as 77% of respondents felt that cleaning will be more of a hassle than ever this season as everyone has been home for several months.
“With many American families loosening up the house rules, we know there is a way out of everyday spills, debris and pet hair,” says Jamie Wilcox, director of marketing for consumables at BISSELL Homecare, Inc. “As long as you have innovative cleaning tools, these problems can be addressed should be efficient and effortless so that you can focus on your family, pets, and other daily needs. “
The survey also looked at respondents’ priorities for autumn cleaning given the unusual year.
Inside the home, windows (62%), carpets (59%), bathrooms (59%), and sofas or upholstery (51%) were high on the list of areas respondents wanted to tackle.
Vacuuming carpets (52%), cleaning bathrooms (51%), and cleaning dishes or running the dishwasher (51%) were among the cleaning activities respondents have done more often since they were at home.
The average home has experienced five problems and spills in a typical week since the pandemic began – up from an average of four before the pandemic.
On the plus side, 63% of respondents agree that having their family at home helped clean the house.
DURING THE PANDEMIC RELAXED RULES OF THE HOUSE
1. Eating in front of the TV (37%)
2. Not staying up after going to bed (27%)
3. Don’t leave wet towels or dirty clothes on the floor (24%)
4. Don’t use your phone at the dining table (23%)
5. Lower the toilet seat when you are done (23%).
6. No eating in the bedrooms (23%)
7. Turn off the lights when you leave the room (23%).
8.Always lock the door when you leave (22%)
9. No cups without coasters on the table (21%)
10. Don’t put shoes on the furniture (20%)