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American parents become less stringent about house laws due to the pandemic

Updated: Nov 21, 2020

Ahan rai

2nd November 2020

America- After the outbreak of the 'coronavirus pandemic', families have been implementing new rules and relaxing others. In the survey which was conducted by 'One-Poll on behalf of BISSELL Homecare, Inc.', seventy-five per cent of the respondents have confirmed to have slackened some of the rules of the house due to frequent living.

A girl sitting on a couch with her fur buddy (Source- SWNS)

The statistical data from the survey has also shown that families have adopted 'new house mandates' since the onset of the pandemic, such as washing hands as soon as you walk in the door (fifty-nine per cent), clean doorknobs and other high-contact surfaces regularly (forty-nine per cent), showering after coming home from a highly-populated area (forty-eight per cent), and wiping packages down before opening them (forty-three per cent). Since the beginning of the quarantine, about two thousand American parents of school-aged children have tended to be more relaxed regarding current house codes.

This transition has not only strengthened the 'general hygiene' of the household and self. Still, it has also promoted discipline to the families like-no eating in front of the TV (thirty-seven per cent), no sitting up past bedtime (twenty-seven per cent), no putting wet towels or dirty laundry on the floor (twenty-four per cent), and by not using the phone at the dinner table (twenty-three per cent)' dominated the list of house laws that parents were less stringent regarding. "With many American families relaxing the house rules, we know the everyday spills, debris, and pet hair are getting a pass," said Jamie Wilcox- director of consumables marketing at BISSELL Homecare, Inc.

SWNS (Speedwing World Network Services) has also reported that 'one contributing factor is likely that the rules have been relaxed for fur family members as well. This has led to eighty-one per cent of the respondents who were also 'pet parents' have agreed to bond more closely with their 'fur child' since their family has been home more often during the pandemic. Some of the common perks that pets have experienced during this time have been more therapies (forty-seven per cent), encouraging them to lie on the sofa or the bed (thirty per cent), and allowing them to play more and get dirtier outdoors (twenty-eight per cent). Besides, almost three out of four pet owners have recognized that since the quarantine began, their pet's fur tends to pile more easily in their households.

It's no surprise that ever since the pandemic began, seventy-eight per cent of the respondents have agreed to have the desire to deep clean their homes at present, and the average respondent having the urge to deep clean their home four days a week. This year, since most of the families have been home frequently for several months, studies have shown that seven out of ten people did not have an opportunity to do a spring cleaning.

Given an extraordinary year, the survey also assessed respondents' fall cleaning preferences where about sixty-eight per cent of the respondents have intended to have a 'fall cleaning'. Because their families were home more frequently due to 'COVID-19', seventy-four per cent of the respondents have also accepted that their house was never dirtier.

Jamie Wilcox, director of consumables marketing at BISSELL Homecare Inc., said, "with families spending more time at home now than ever working from home and learning virtually, it's expected that our carpets and area rugs might need a little more attention than usual."

(Sources- People, The Project World, news Yahoo, SWNS)

Edited by- Nivedita Dutta

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