57 days ago

Poll: Should you take your shoes off at the front door?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, how do you feel about this divisive household dilemma?

Is taking your shoes off in someone's home the right and hygienic thing to do, or do you see being asked to remove your shoes as a total imposition?

It's one of many home dilemmas we come across on Homed, along with toilet paper over or under? cutlery up or down in the dishwasher? top sheet or no top sheet?, to name a few. Read more about the arguments for each and see how many people agree with you, here.

Should you take your shoes off at the front door?
  • 73.5% Yes
    73.5% Complete
  • 2.8% No
    2.8% Complete
  • 23.7% Only in other people's homes if they ask
    23.7% Complete
498 votes
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