If you like to put off cleaning the house as long as possible, you’re in good company. It’s not a chore many of us actually look forward to, in fact, 90% of Americans say they get anxious cleaning their home, according to a new survey. The floors (54%), carpets (52%) and refrigerators (52%) are the sources of the most anxiety.
The poll also reveals:
- While 84% of respondents have some kind of cleaning routine at home, two-thirds spend less than 40 minutes cleaning any given room.
- The rooms that get the most attention include the kitchen (39%), bathroom (25%) and bedrooms (18%).
- About three-quarters admit they’re not as thorough as they should be with cleaning, with 53% either “always” or “often” cutting corners while cleaning.
- Some people try really hard to avoid cleaning at all, with 49% admitting they “always” or “often” pretend not to see a mess so someone else will clean it up instead.
- People tend to neglect areas that are either too hard to reach (44%), too hard to clean (39%) or that they don’t have time to clean (38%).
- The average person’s home only stays clean for about 12 days before it starts getting dirty again.
- So what makes a home clean? Respondents say it only feels clean when it doesn’t have dirt particles (60%), smells sanitized (58%) and has no stains (48%).
Source: Study Finds