5 Facts about Cleaning
House cleaning is enjoyable for some individuals and can be tiring for others. But whether you enjoy it or not, house cleaning is essential and has numerous health benefits. To help you enjoy cleaning below is a quick list of fun facts on cleaning.
On average, 20% of men do daily housework compared to 51%
The stereotype that women are cleaner than men has been around for ages. Men are portrayed as messy people while women toe the line between compulsive and obsessive neat freaks. Women generally love living in clean spaces while men are comfortable in spaces they can fart without judgement. On average, women spend about 2.6 hours cleaning while men spend 2 hours. This is not a huge difference but all the same, it shows women have a liking for cleanliness than men.
47% of couples living together argue about cleanliness
The only surprising thing about this statistic is the fact that it’s not higher. Many couples argue about cleaning a lot. After all, cleaning is a chore very few people (if any), like. Couples living together argue about who should clean what, how often to clean, how one should clean and many other things.
If you are looking for some inspiration to clean, turn to Switzerland. According to a 2018 report, it was ranked the cleanest country in the world but the Environmental Performance Index (EPI). The EP accounts for factors like water sanitation and air pollution.
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Though Switzerland is the cleanest country, the title of the cleanest city in the world goes to Calgary, Canada. And this is despite Calgary having a large population of 1.3 + million people.
The kitchen sink is dirtier than the toilet
This might come as a shock to many but, unfortunately, it’s true. It should serve as an eye-opener for those who think cleaning the kitchen sink can wait. Because the kitchen sink is dirtier, it also means that it packs more germs than the toilet.
Also, in the office, people unanimously agree that the toilet seat has more germs than any other surface. But this isn’t true either. As it turns out, most of the germs are found on office desks – on the office phone, and the computer keyboard. These surfaces contain 400 times more germs and bacteria than the toilet seats. But still, people clean the toilet seats every time they visit the restroom and handle the office phone and computer keyboard without a care in the world.
Nature has offered several cleaning agents and disinfectants. And the beauty of it is that they are so efficient in removing stains than some manufactured cleaning products. For instance, tomato ketchup can be used to remove stains an also polished tarnished brass. It can also be used to remove rust stains from your fabric.
Lemons also come in handy as bleaching agents and disinfectants. And on the other hand, bananas are great for polishing shoes and silver items. Last but not least, vinegar is a perfect surface cleaning agent.
And there you have it – some fun facts that can help to get you excited about cleaning your home. Remember, if you don’t have the time for it, you can always hire a professional cleaning company to handle it for you.