Every home needs an escape room

Tuesday, 9th June 2020, 5:38 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th June 2020, 5:39 pm

How are you bearing up under the strain of lockdown? Do you love spending more time together with your partner while you work at home or are you enjoying the opportunity to educate the kids?

Or perhaps this close confinement for weeks on end is getting to you and you need to let off steam.

Where can you go for a moment’s respite from bawling children or a nagging spouse without leaving the house?

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New research has revealed that one in five Brits are now using the bathroom to escape from their loved ones - resulting in the toilet swiftly becoming the best seat in the house.

A whopping 42% of respondents admitted to seeking solace from their family in the loo, with a further 33% of people using the lav to take a breather from the kids!

The study found that almost half (48%) of the nation consider the bathroom to be a relaxing room with 20% claiming the amount of time they spend in there each day has increased since lockdown was imposed.

It also emerges that 1.15pm is the peak time for lockdown bathroom traffic, with the coveted spot being the catalyst for 10% of Brits arguing with a family member or flatmate for spending too long in the loo.

The survey highlights that two in five people are now cleaning the bathroom more than ever before with 63% admitting they are more conscious of germs since the outbreak of the COVID-19.

Edeje Onwude, senior brand manager for Bloo who commissioned the survey, said: “The research shows that people are now using the bathroom as a form of escapism from the realities of lockdown, whether that be to catch up on the news (24%), get lost in a book (23%) or listen to music (19%).”

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