Researchers found that New Jersey residents really enjoy spending time in the bathroom.
And you thought you had a crappy job…
Looking at Americans’ post-pandemic lifestyle, American Freight commissioned a national survey that asked more than 3,000 people in every state to estimate their weekly hours spent at home, specifically how much time people spent in every room of their house.
So how did New Jersey fare?
First, think about how you spend your day and week. How much time do you spend watching TV in your living room? What if you ate in your kitchen? Are you always on the run or do you have a lot of downtime? You’re probably not at home as much as you think.
According to this survey, the average New Jersey resident spends 4 hours and 21 minutes in their bedroom per week. not sleep.
I suppose “not sleeping” can imply any number of activities……….
On either side of us, those in Pennsylvania spent 4 hours and 40 minutes in theirs while New Yorkers had one of the highest times in the country at 5 hours and 40 minutes.
The amount of time people spend in their living rooms here isn’t much – only about 2.5 hours per week. This is the shortest time frame in all states.
Add an extra hour for those in Pennsylvania and almost two for New Yorkers.
Kitchen and dining room
On average, you probably spend around 100 minutes per week in your kitchen and dining room. You know all those times you grab something to eat and run out the door? This is why this period is not too long. And these times are also quite close to those of neighboring states.
If you have a home office (or a room you consider a home office but don’t use it much), New Jersey workers work there just under 3 hours per week.
And then there’s the amount of time the average Garden Stater spends in the bathroom each week.
This is the longest duration among the 50 states: one hour and 38 minutes.
Yes, on average, you probably spend as much time in the bathroom of your home each week as you do in your kitchen or dining room.
As for why we spend so much time on the potty, a word: multitasking.
If you’ve ever responded to work emails, scrolled through Facebook or TikTok, or watched a YouTube video while sitting on the toilet, you know how time can pass so quickly.
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