If going into the first days of spring hasn’t been motivation enough to get your yearly cleaning going, the results of a new Casabella survey will surely get you up and reaching for those cleaning products.
The survey showed that as many as 71% of Americans view cleaning as a sort of therapy. An even more significant share of respondents (83%) rate people who regularly clean their dwellings as more attractive than those who don’t!
Regina Corso Consulting analyzed the cleaning habits of about 2,000 Americans focusing on three categories: homeowners, parents, and newlyweds.
Needless to say, the results surpassed the surveyors’ expectations.
First, the awareness of the ecological impact of cleaning proved relatively high among the surveyed (74%). In other words, three in four responders preferred using non-toxic cleaning products in their homes.
Over half of Americans (60%) reported they’re doing a deep clean in spring, while only two out of five stated they’re doing their cleaning daily.
Additionally, the survey revealed another surprising fact related to the look and design of the cleaning tools people used. Namely, over 70% of respondents reported they feel better cleaning with “good-looking” tools.
This survey isn’t the only one suggesting that cleaning could be a relaxing household chore for some, and there’s a reason for that.
First off, cleaning is a physical exercise. As such, it’s bound to support endorphin production and promote feelings of calmness and relaxation along the way.
Secondly, cleaning boosts our sense of control, which many of us have been longing for, especially in the past few years. Arranging messy stuff around your house is also a form of self-soothing. That’s why some even see it as a form of practicing mindfulness.
Lastly, we shouldn’t forget the feeling of accomplishment that follows completing a cleaning project.
So, pick up your mop and a quality hardwood floor cleaner and get started! Given all the benefits, there’s no point in postponing a thorough clean-up any longer!