Given that Brits are busier than ever before, many don’t have the time to thoroughly clean their home. Consequently, they do the very basics – clean dishes/cutlery, wash laundry and make beds.
Interested in hygiene, End of Tenancy Cleaning Company surveyed 1,624 British property owners/renters to discover how often Brits intend to clean different aspects of the home which are typically forgotten/ignored this year (2020).
|The often forgotten/ignored home aspects Brits aim to clean at least once a month in 2020|
|Inside and Outside of Microwave||81%|
|Frequently Used Heavy Furniture (e.g. sofa etc.)||69%|
|Small Appliances (e.g. toaster, kettle etc.)||66%|
|Inside and Outside of Fridge/Refrigerator||64%|
|Inside and Outside of Oven||55%|
|Light Fixtures/Light Switches||43%|
End of Tenancy found that the microwave (81%) is the aspect of the home the majority of Brits will aim to properly clean the inside and outside of at least once a month this year.
Thereafter, 74% plan to thoroughly wash all their bins on a monthly basis.
In third position, 69% want to give the most frequently used heavy furniture (e.g. sofa etc) in their home a good wipe down each month.
On the other end, 43% of Brits intend to dust and wipe all the light fixtures/light switches in their home at least once a month.
Slight above, 48% want to hoover all the floor mats/rugs in their home one time a month.
|The often forgotten/ignored home aspects Brits aim to clean at least once every three months in 2020|
|Kitchen/Bathroom Cupboards, Cabinets, Shelves||72%|
|Inside and Outside of Dishwasher/Laundry Machines||68%|
|Bedroom Cupboards, Cabinets, Shelves||65%|
Kitchen/bathroom cupboards, cabinets and shelves (72%) are the parts of the home Brits most want to clean at least once every three months.
Thereafter, 68% will seek to clean their dishwasher and laundry machines at a minimum of one time every three months.
A feature of the home we touch everyday – 47% want to wipe all the door handles/knobs in their property at least once every three months.
Just below, 44% state they will give the grouting around their tiles a good scrub once every three months to prevent discolouring and build-up of dirt.
Contrastingly, only 20% have a desire to clean their drains/gutters/air vents a minimum of once over a three-month period.
Interestingly, 67% from those surveyed have made a cleaning schedule/rota for this year (2020).
Whilst 46% have already made a shopping trip this year to specifically stock up on cleaning products.
Damningly, 51% admit being unhappy with their home’s overall cleanliness and hygiene last year (2019).
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