Sheffield partners’ mums lose fear factor

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MOTHERS-IN-LAW are traditionally seen as the most feared member of the family – but Sheffielders aren’t as afraid as they used to be, according to a new survey.

The poll found fewer than 10 per cent of city residents tidy up when expecting a visit from their partner’s mum.

Just eight per cent said they make the effort to clean and tidy their bathroom when a expecting a visit from their mother-in-law, while people surveyed were more than three times as likely to tidy up for friends.

The survey, carried out by research panel Atomik, found 30 per cent of men will tidy up to impress a potential partner, while only 13 per cent of women said they would do the same. Feminine products were top of the list of bathroom items Sheffielders hide away from visitors.