A recent study in the UK has revealed that Brits don’t have time to clean their home. Doesn’t sound so surprising, right? However, when scientists confirm such things people start to think about them.
The research shows that millions of British people claim that their homes look really messy because they are too busy to clean up. Scientists say that seven of every 10 Brits can’t find the time to handle simple everyday chores such as doing the dishes, dusting, vacuuming and cleaning the bathroom. A spokesperson for the firm, responsible for launching this research, says: “We are leading busier lives than ever and when you are juggling so much, it’s inevitable that something has to give. And it seems that for many, staying on top of their household chores and keeping their home spotless is what they are letting fall by the wayside.“
The scientists, who researched 2,000 British people, revealed the results which show that 63% of the respondents think that their home is not as clean as they would like it to be. Half of them blame their lack of time to spend in taking care of daily household chores.
Here are some more facts the study revealed:
- 39% of the respondents said that they don’t like cleaning and 21% think that they’re not very good at keeping a house clean and tidy.
- Almost 1/4 of Brits said that they’ve got better things to do than to worry about how their homes look.
- 42% admitted that their house has never been cleaned from top to bottom, however those who claim performing a thorough cleaning of their home, admitted that it had been 5 months (averagely) since they last did this.
- One in 10 said that their bathroom hadn’t been cleaned for at least a month. Same number of Brits admitted that they hadn’t used the iron for over a year.
- One in 20 haven’t washed clothes while other one in 10 haven’t vacuumed their home for at least a month.
- 60% of all the respondents think that they will never have a spotless home.
- 73% admitted that they just hide things under cushions or behind big furniture just to get any clutter out of sight when someone unexpected pops in. And they do it regularly.
- 60% shut doors of certain rooms just to hide the mess inside them.
- More than one in five have even refused to let somebody in their homes because of the mess inside.
- Despite these untidy figures 90 per cent of people claimed they consider themselves to be a tidy person.
The results of the research are pretty exemplary. Nowadays, many people have really busy days even on weekends and are unable to spare some time for keeping their homes clean and tidy. Of course, some of them have found a solution for this problem by hiring Battersea domestic cleaners from time to time for a thorough cleaning, or just getting a maid to keep their homes in shape regularly.