Sunday 15 December 2019

24% 'worry about visitor opinions'

About one in four Britons fear that festive visitors will judge them on the cleanliness of their bathroom
About one in four Britons fear that festive visitors will judge them on the cleanliness of their bathroom

A quarter of Britons are concerned their homes are not ready to welcome visitors this festive season - while others are ready to criticise hosts for a range of household horrors.

From dirty bathrooms and worn carpets to damp stains and wonky toilet seats, partygoers say they are ready to pick up on problems in their hosts' homes, according to a survey by Polycell.

About one in four Britons (24%) have revealed they are worried that family and friends will judge the appearance of their home over the festive period .

The survey of 2,000 people showed 51% of people will judge others on their dirty bathrooms while 29% would be critical of a badly-maintained front garden.

Peeling wallpaper, cracks in walls and scuff marks are also considered causes for concern.

Yet making these small improvements is proving difficult as it seems money (44%) and time (30%) are considered to be the key factors preventing Britons from making the home look as good as they would like.

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