21 Mar Why More Households Will Spring Clean This Year Than Any Other
2019 ACI National Cleaning Survey Topline Results:
- 77% of Households Spring Clean Every Year
- On Average, Spring Cleaning Takes Six Days to Finish
- 33% Do Not Believe They Clean Everything in their Home Often Enough
- 41% Can’t Remember the Last Time They Cleaned the Fridge
- Summary of Key Stats Available Here
This year, 77% of households will spring clean – more than ever recorded by the American Cleaning Institute’s (ACI) National Cleaning Survey. According to the data, that’s a good thing because we have some dirty little secrets when it comes to cleaning our homes.
The study, conducted by Wakefield Research on behalf of ACI, revealed that 41% of heads of household can’t remember the last time they cleaned their refrigerators, 23% can’t remember the last time they cleaned their bed linens, 16% can’t remember the last time they cleaned their guest bathroom toilet, 47% can’t remember the last time they cleaned their oven, and 20% have never cleaned their washing machines.
When they do clean, 1 in 4 people does not believe they clean everything properly, and 1 in 3 does not believe they clean everything in their home often enough.
Spring Cleaning Timing and Priorities
While the average time it takes to spring clean is six days, some early birds do catch the worm. Twenty-nine percent finish in one to two days, and 31% finish in three to four days. No matter how long it takes, people agree on what to tackle first.
This year’s top priority for spring cleaning is a clear winner – windows, named by 49% of respondents. Other items at the top of the list include clothes, closets and drawers (42%), ceiling fans (36%), curtains/blinds (36%), carpets (32%), hardwood/tile floors (25%), bed linens (17%), and home offices (15%).
Bring in the Professionals
As you debate what to do about spring cleaning consider bringing in a professional – a professional residential cleaning company that is! Having a professional cleaner is not really a luxury anymore, but rather a necessity. What working people today have 3 to 4 days to dedicate to spring cleaning, let alone 6!
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