Of the 1,015 UK adults surveyed, an overwhelming 44% revealed that they didn’t know which tasks were involved in the annual spring clean.
A further 37% admitted they didn’t even know what spring cleaning meant and a similar number, 35%, said they didn’t have the time to do a thorough clean this year. This was followed by 27% who confessed that it is because they needed help spring cleaning, while 19% said they believe their home doesn’t need a clean.
Mark Kelly, marketing manager at AppliancesDirect.co.uk, advises, “It is clear that Britons are leading busier lives than ever before, but it is important to stay on top of spring cleaning, and the task does only come around once every year. Perhaps by separating spring cleaning chores into smaller chunks among the whole family, it can be more manageable and easier to achieve.”
The survey also found that some key cleaning tasks were not done by many Brits, including dusting skirting boards (14%), washing bedroom pillows (11%) and vacuuming air vents (7%).