Doing chores may seem boring but one in four Americans say it helped them bond with their parents, according to a new survey.
Seven in 10 believe they have a strong relationship with their parents and spending quality time together (61%) was the main reason for it.
The majority of Americans (64%) find comfort in doing tasks the way they learned from their parents, according to a survey of 2,000 Americans.
The survey, conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Kenmore, found six in 10 respondents credit their parents for passing on mainly valuable health tips and cleaning tips.
When it comes to cleaning, the top tip that people learned was not to just dust around items, but to pick them up and dust all around (73%).
Seven in 10 respondents learned to wash dishes in a specific order: silverware, glasses, plates, and then pots and pans.
Additionally, six in 10 individuals still follow the habit of “putting the kitchen to bed,” meaning they clean the kitchen before leaving it.
Twenty-one percent learned the 10/30 rule where you take an extra 10 or 30 steps to do something the right way while cleaning.
Those who have learned these skills expressed that they also would choose to do chores (56%) as a way to spend time with their future/current families.
Three in 10 would want to live in a mix of an old-school society and a modern society.
To make housework easier, the top appliances people wished they had while growing up included laser tech vacuum cleaners (52%), air fryers (48%), and robot vacuum cleaners (48%).
Respondents (38%) also emphasized the importance of bonding through meals.
The first dish more than half of Americans (53%) learned to make from their parents was chicken noodle soup.
Where favorite childhood meals were concerned, chicken noodle soup (47%) took the lead closely followed by peanut butter and jelly (46%).
Fifty-six percent would want to cook (56%) with their families as a way to spend more quality time.
“The essence and purpose of our work has always revolved around enhancing everyday life,” Solur said. “By simplifying and enriching the ordinary, routine moments we all experience, we have the power to create something truly meaningful.”
Parents are usually the first teachers in a person’s life, teaching them about mental health and ways to de-stress as well.
More than half of the respondents (51%) learned to find humor and laugh things off from their parents.
Additionally, half of them learned to de-stress through journaling and exercise (57%).
Produced in association with SWNS Research
(Additional reporting provided by Talker Research)