Life at home isn’t always easy. Sometimes the people we live with, the things we own, the amount of space we have or the neighbourhood we live in can make us feel frustrated.
No matter where or how we live, we often experience the same pressure to declutter. In fact, half of people say the main cause of their domestic arguments is due to the different feelings we have about mess. Many of us share our homes with other people, but 42% say they find it hard to ask for their own area which helps explain why a further 17% of our arguments start when we intrude on other people’s space.
We’re often physically present at home, but as many as one in four of us say we struggle to feel mentally present when we’re there. Technology can both help and hinder this feeling, with over a third of us saying technology helps us feel more connected to the people we live with, whilst another third say we find it challenging to find the right balance.
What’s clear is that home is constantly evolving, so the more we’re prepared to be part of the change, the more comfortable – and less frustrating – life at home can be.
Learn more about the battles on the homefront in our Life at Home Report 2017.