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Have you been procrastinating your spring cleaning? You’re not alone — 90% of people say they get anxious cleaning their home.

A poll of 2,000 adults revealed the areas that make people the most anxious when they think about cleaning them: floors (54%), carpets and rugs (52%) and the fridge (52%).

Roughly three-quarters (72%) admit they’re not as thorough as they should be when it’s time to clean, and areas of their home will often go neglected because they’re either too hard to reach (44%), are difficult to clean (39%) or they don’t have the time (38%).

Half (53%) of people either “always” or “often” cut corners when cleaning. Only nine percent claim they never do!

Similarly, 49% admit to “always” or “often” pretending to not see a mess so someone else can clean it instead.

Commissioned by Casabella and conducted by OnePoll, the study found 84% of people have some kind of cleaning routine at home, but two-thirds spend less than 40 minutes in any given room when cleaning it.

According to the findings, most of the time spent cleaning takes place in the kitchen (39%), bathroom (25%) and bedrooms (18%).


  • Floors – 54%
  • Carpets/rugs – 52%
  • Fridges – 52%
  • Windows – 50%
  • Dishwashers – 48%
  • Microwaves – 47%
  • Wardrobes – 47%
  • Sofas/couches – 34%
  • HVAC systems – 21%