Spring is almost here, which means we'll soon have to tackle some spring cleaning, and while some may hate it, others believe the seasonal clean out is good for them.
A new survey conducted by OnePoll on behalf of TruGreen finds:
- 72% of those polled say spring cleaning helps improve their overall well-being.
- 78% feel there is a link between how tidy their home is and their well-being.
- Three-quarters of people feel stressed when their homes aren’t tidy.
- In addition to improving well being, folks say reasons they feel motivated to clean include:
- Feeling productive (53%)
- Welcoming the change of seasons (48%)
- Preparing for other spring activities (47%)
- Overall, most spring cleaners say it takes a little over two weeks to complete their cleaning check list.
- More than half of those polled need more than 16 days.
- 68% say spring cleaning can be overwhelming, with most putting off the hardest tasks for six days.
So, what is on most people’s spring-cleaning check list? Well, it includes:
- Cleaning the bathroom (56%)
- Cleaning out the fridge (55%)
- Organizing/cleaning out the garage (53%)
- Cleaning out the pantry (48%)
- Mowing the lawn (46%)
- Organizing the basement/attic (44%)
- Raking leaves (43%)
- Pruning bushes (40%)
- Gardening/planting spring plants/flowers (39%)
- Weeding outdoor spaces (37%)
- Mopping the floors (37%)
- Dusting (33%)
- Pest control (29%)
Source: SWNS Digital