Fed Up: Many Parents Would Give Up Netflix, Smartphones to Never Clean Again

*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on StudyFinds.

Does cleaning seem like a full-time job when you’re at home? For many parents, it can feel like the messes never end, but what if they could? Some parents say they’d go to extremes to never clean again, even if they had to live smartphone-free.

A poll of 2,000 American parents and pet owners found that nearly two-thirds feel like they’re constantly cleaning something at home. Fifty-nine percent of the survey said they’re actually overwhelmed and stressed by their household chores.

So what would these adults give up to get out of cleaning forever?

Nearly 40 percent of the respondents said they would sacrifice their Netflix account for a full year to have their home cleaned instantly. One in four American parents is so tired from cleaning they said they’d live in the woods without electricity for six months to throw away their mops and brooms.

Perhaps unthinkable in the digital age — 19 percent of parents actually said they’d sacrifice their smartphone for life to stop cleaning their home.

The survey was commissioned by cleaning service Maid Brigaid and was conducted by OnePoll.

Source: StudyFinds

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[reposted by] Jim Liebelt

Jim is Senior Writer, Editor and Researcher for HomeWord. Jim has 40 years of experience as a youth and family ministry specialist, having served over the years as a pastor, author, consultant, mentor, trainer, college instructor, and speaker. Jim’s HomeWord culture blog also appears on Crosswalk.com and Religiontoday.com. Jim and his wife Jenny live in Quincy, MA.

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