How much do you enjoy cleaning?


Ever wondered how much time people spend cleaning their homes? And do they actually enjoy doing it or do they see it as a chore? Well, we recently decided to ask the nation.

House-proud Brits spend the equivalent of almost 10 whole days a year – 237 hours – cleaning their homes according to our recently commissioned survey.

Among the 2000 adults polled, vacuuming emerged as the most relaxing cleaning task, with people spending on average over four hours a week vacuuming, polishing and wiping down surfaces. Almost a third of respondents admitted to enjoying cleaning because it makes them feel less stressed and 41 per cent like to clean to take their mind off other things.

We’ve been working with a positive psychology expert who has noted how cleaning can have unexpected benefits on your mental wellbeing. Repetitive tasks can have a calming effect, which ultimately support in providing a mental break, and reducing stress.

More than half of adults also said they keep on top of things by doing regular ‘basic’ cleans, with more than a fifth following up with a deep clean at least once a month. Thirty-seven per cent agree a tidy house equals a tidy mind, and after cleaning, a whopping 70 per cent claim to feel satisfied, with respondents also stating they felt happier and more relaxed.

Have you ever been stressed out by a stain on your carpet? Those polled were found to be so house proud they’ve gone to ‘significant’ lengths to hide imperfections in their homes, with a third admitting to covering carpet stains with furniture.  

VAX develops its range of floorcare products using innovative technology to help make cleaning as easy and enjoyable as possible. Why not check out some of our award-winning products to see if we can help you enjoy your cleaning?

VAX Platinum SmartWashthe UK’s first carpet washer with motion sense technology. This clever solution for home carpet washing kills over 99% of bacteria* trapped in your carpet fibres that can cause bad smells and also outperforms the UK’s leading rental.**

The VAX ONEPWR Blade 4 Pet & Car – cordless vacuum cleaner is proven to clean carpets better than the UK’s top 3 best-selling cordless vacuums***. Plus, with a flexible powered hose, it allows you to clean with ease anywhere in the home or car.

The new VAX SpotWash Home Duo spot cleaner is the must have cleaning companion for your home, which is perfect for getting rid of everyday accidental spills and stains on your upholstery, carpets, pet beds and car interiors. SpotWash Home Duo has an Extra Wide 2-in-1 Wash Tool to help tackle large areas and remove spills and stains quickly and easily, as well as a dedicated Messy Clean Up Tool which is perfect for pet mess or tougher tasks like muddy trainer marks.

*When used with VAX Platinum Antibacterial Solution. Use biocides safely, always read the label & product information before use. **Cleaning effectiveness on carpet, tested according to IEC 62885-3:2014 part 5.2.1. *** UK market data, Jan 2021 – Dec 2021 (by sales volume), when tested in boost mode on carpet according to IEC 62885-4:2020 part 5.3. For further information email [email protected]

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