To wonder how often you leave the house?

(346 Posts)
Mouseandashrew Wed 25-Aug-21 13:58:45

Would you say once / twice a week is normal?

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MirandaWest Wed 25-Aug-21 13:59:44

For me it wouldn’t be. For other people it would be

DDIJ Wed 25-Aug-21 14:00:51

I don't go out but I don't think once/twice a week is normal at all. Most people would go out at least once a day, if not more. Are you concerned about somebody?

Peace43 Wed 25-Aug-21 14:01:39

I walk my dog twice a day so leave the house twice per day everyday for about an hour each time. I also pop up my mum's once or twice a week for coffee. I tend to be out on both weekend days doing something or other. So I leave my house close to 20 times a week!

NoSquirrels Wed 25-Aug-21 14:01:49

Every day. I have a dog, and children. I have a job. It’s pretty rare not to leave the house at all, for me. And for most people I know, I’d say - barring illness, disability or other extenuating circumstance.

Matilda1981 Wed 25-Aug-21 14:02:17

For me that defo wouldn’t be normal! I leave twice a day for school runs for a start and then I probably leave home at least once a day in addition to this; yesterday I left the house 3 times for various reasons so I’d say I leave the house at least 20 times a week!

Sciurus83 Wed 25-Aug-21 14:03:55

No definitely not normal, I can't imagine that is normal for many people at all? Why do you ask?

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riotlady Wed 25-Aug-21 14:04:18

Depends entirely on circumstances. Perfectly normal for lots of people- elderly, working from home, etc. Not normal if you have a dog, work outside the home, etc. I WFH and have a chronic illness so not unusual for me to not leave home every day but I probably go out 3-5 times a week, even if sometimes just for a very short walk.

caughtinanet Wed 25-Aug-21 14:04:53

There's no such thing as normal but I'd have to be on my deathbed to only leave the house once a week.

There's no answer to this question anyway as it totally depends on the unique circumstances of each person. I'm not sure what you want posters to say.

Bathtimebillie Wed 25-Aug-21 14:04:59

Depends. I WFH and in the school holidays there's been a few days I haven't left the house while I've been working and DH has taken the kids out in the day. I do go to the gym every other evening to make sure I get out the house though. In term time, it's most days because I do the school run.

Since covid, my parents have become a lot more insular and don't go out much.

AnonymousCheerleader Wed 25-Aug-21 14:05:50

Once or twice a week for me. I'm still working from home, and I have PGP so it's currently difficult for me to do much.

I used to try and stay in one day a week before the pandemic, just so I had nothing to get up and dressed for.

raffle Wed 25-Aug-21 14:05:52

I work full time so leave 5 days a week for that. I leave on my days off for shopping/visiting/activities. And I take the kids out most evenings to various places.
Leaving the house and locking the door behind me happens at least 20 times a week.

ceeveebee Wed 25-Aug-21 14:07:19

i leave the house at least once every day either for work, leisure or exercise, but obviously every has a different view of normal

Ghekotastic Wed 25-Aug-21 14:08:14

I'm in and out about 10 times a day so no that's not normal for me. I'm often home in between clients then out again after work (shops/football/gym etc).

sqirrelfriends Wed 25-Aug-21 14:08:34

I couldn't tell you the last day I didn't leave the house. Probably when I was told to isolate a few months back.

I have a young DS though, he's a ball of energy so needs to run about to let off steam. In my former life I quite enjoyed a day in.

Waxonwaxoff0 Wed 25-Aug-21 14:09:00

Not for me. I work out of the home so leave the house daily for work. At the weekends I go out every day too as I find staying at home all day boring. Just depends what you enjoy.

Chunkymenrock Wed 25-Aug-21 14:09:05

2 or 3 times a week for me at the moment. I can't bear people everywhere and I'm wfh mostly. Quite happy with that, it suits me, don't care what others think!

myBumJuiceSmellsLikeRoses Wed 25-Aug-21 14:11:11

It was normal for me over the winter, during lockdown.
I am still WFH and back when the gym was closed I went out only once a week and that was to do a food shop. By the time I finished work it was too dark, and often wet to go for a walk or anything.

I go out more now, but still WFH so not as often as some.

ilovesooty Wed 25-Aug-21 14:16:45

I wfh a lot of the time but also have an office. I go out to see friends several times a week and I'm out and about doing other stuff too

lazylinguist Wed 25-Aug-21 14:18:05

Well my dog needs walking twice a day, so that wouldn'twork for me! Also most people presumably go to work (unless unemployed or still WFH). I very rarely have a day where I don't leave the house at all tbh.

Ughmaybenot Wed 25-Aug-21 14:22:21

I wouldn’t say it’s normal but then, really, normal is very hard to quantify for anything.
Personally, at a bare minimum on a day off, three times a day. First thing mooch with the dog, loop of the farm with the dog and to check stock, evening walk with, you guessed it, the dog grin
Realistically tho, I work three days a week and do something with friends or family at least two other days a week, so I leave the farm at least five days out of seven.

Wroxie Wed 25-Aug-21 14:22:23

I work from home and do yoga/online spin class at home. No dogs to walk (though I hope to change that soon). So yes 1-2 times per week would be within the range of normal, though usually I get out more than that.

Dazzylazzy Wed 25-Aug-21 14:23:27

I’m hardly at home! I have 2 dogs, 3 horse, run, work out of the house and have kids so I’m out at least 3 times a day. I can’t remember the last time I didn’t leave the house for a day. Are you worried you’re becoming insular? Normal is different for everyone but I don’t feel well if I’m in inside all day I need fresh air.

Guacamole001 Wed 25-Aug-21 14:24:35

I work from home but with food shopping errands etc out at least 4 times a week.

UtterlyUnimaginativeUsername Wed 25-Aug-21 14:25:19

I go out maybe once a month at the moment. I work from home, DH is in and out of the office so does all the errands while he's out. It's definitely not normal for most people but I'm happy.

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