Are your guests secretly snooping around your house? Find out where the nosiest noses scout...

Are you a secret snooper or a victim of your guest's inquisitive ways?

Are you a secret snopper when visiting friends and family? Well, you're not alone...

A recent survey conducted by Direct Blinds has revealed a shocking third of Brits have a sneak peak in the fridge and a little rifle through the post when visiting other people's homes.

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Top rooms for these spies to snoop in are the kitchen, with 44%
heading right for the cupboards, followed by sniffing the smellies in the bathroom cupboards.

Bedroom drawers were also a big one with 42% of us intrigued to see what our hosts store in the spare bedroom's storage - a load of ski socks and swimming goggles if they are anything like us...

The fridge also proved alluring with 22% of the detectives polled in the survey heading there whilst 19% even went through the post and read the bills!

And where do most of these overly inquisitive houseguests live? Just shy of half - 45% - live in Birmingham, followed by nosy parkers in London, Nottingham, Cardiff and Leeds.

So next time you invite a Brummie over or have a friend visit from London, you should think twice about what you leave lying about...

To top it off, 48% of those polled in the survey admitted judging their hosts on what they found!

A whopping 55% complained of bad smells emitted from old drawers whilst 42% weren't impressed with the state of messy bathroom cabinets.

It seems no one is content with a nice warm bed and a place to stay anymore!

Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and Editor-In-Chief since 2023. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.