Have You Started Your Spring Cleaning?

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Have you ever seen a mess and pretended you DIDN’T, so someone else would clean it up?  (Lookin’ at you, HUSBANDS of the world.)

In a new spring-cleaning poll, 49% of adults admit that ignoring a mess and leaving it for someone else is something they do A LOT.  That’s how many said they do it “often” or “always.”

Here are a few more spring-cleaning stats . . .

1.  The top five spots we dread cleaning the most are:  Floors . . . rugs . . . inside the refrigerator . . . our windows . . . and the dishwasher.  Microwaves and closets just missed the top five.

2.  Most of us admit we cut corners when we clean.  53% said they “always” or “often” do.  Only 9% said never.

3.  The rooms we spend the most time cleaning are the kitchen, bathrooms, and bedrooms.

4.  The time we’re most likely to do a deep clean ISN’T in spring.  It’s when we know guests are coming to visit.

5.  When we do a deep clean, it doesn’t last long.  The average person said their home starts to feel dirty again in about 12 days.


Are you putting off your spring cleaning? 90% of Americans get anxiety from cleaning their homes, a poll of 2,000 adults found.

Floors, carpets and rugs, and refrigerators give respondents the most stress.

72% say they’re not as thorough as they should be, 53% cut corners, and 49% pretend not to see a mess so someone else can clean it instead.

Because floors take longer to clean, Tom Barber of Casabella suggests being effecting by “having separate buckets for clean and dirty water when mopping.”



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