Are Southern Homes Really Less Clean?

Most of us claim to know the importance of hygiene and cleanliness, but what we’re leaving dirty would surprise you…

August 01, 2016

Theee north/south divide is nothing new. Neither is the reputation of southern homes being less clean than their northern counterparts. But is there any firm evidence for the common conviction that homes in southern regions of the UK are more likely to be dirty? Or is the story about the northern cleanliness and southern uncleanliness just an urban myth?

Scottish Homes Most Thoroughly Cleaned x 

According to the results of a nationwide survey by London Cleaning System in conjunction with, the average time spent cleaning home in the UK is 4 hours and 31 minutes. But the further north you go, the number of hours spent cleaning tends to increase. In Scotland, the average cleaning time exceeds 5 hours a week. With an average cleaning time of at least 4 hours and 50 minutes a week, homes in North East, Yorkshire and the Humber, Northern Ireland and East Midlands are almost as shiny and spotless as those in Scotland. They are followed by Wales, West Midlands and North West with a minimum cleaning time of 4 hours and 20 minutes. Towns and cities in South West, South East, Greater London and East of England were found to be the least enthusiastic about cleaning, spending 4 hours or less a week scrubbing the toilet, vacuuming the carpets, mopping the floor, etc. dirtiest-towns-2 (1)

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