York's Dirty Little Secret Revealed
7:28am 22nd May 2014
The lid has been lifted on some of York’s dirtiest little secrets as resident’s share their muckiest stories in new research by eco cleaning brand method, hoping to discover Britain’s top ten messiest towns.
Nine in 10 people in York admit to living in a messy home with people using their hairdryer, tea towels and even socks to do the dusting. what’s more of a shocker is that even though houses are a state, 65% are happy eating food off the floor – waste not want not after all!
Over two fifths (42%) admit to having bad washing up habits with one in six reusing their lunch plate at dinner time without cleaning it. Others revealed the great lengths they go to, to avoid dishwashing, including using papers plates and even wiping lipstick marks off of glasses instead of giving their guests a clean one.
What’s more, the people against dirty pioneers at method discovered that 47% revealed they only clean their windows when they can no longer see out of them or when a bird messes them up! and when it comes to the bed sheets, 60% don’t change their bed linen every week with one person even owning up to buying brand new sheets to avoid washing their dirty ones.
Minster FM spoke to these people in York and asked them if they would eat food of the floor:
Britain’s top 10 messiest towns according to method
1. Chelmsford, Essex
Clare Burke, Method’s brand champion, explained: “The road to discovering York’s dirty little secrets has been both fascinating as well as a tad shocking at times, but we are happy to say that it’s not all bad news! Our research shows that a fifth admit to having a spotless home and are self-confessed clean freaks. So for the rest of us there is still hope."
“York’s residents have shown how our cleaning habits have changed quite dramatically in recent years. instead of doing a big clean once a week, we do little bits throughout the week and fit it in when we have time. In our busy lives we don’t have hours to spend cleaning and instead we clean as we go. life’s too short – we want to spend our time doing more enjoyable things. The mess can wait!”
“As a nation, our cleaning habits have changed quite dramatically in recent years. instead of doing a big clean once a week, we do little bits throughout the week and fit it in when we have time. In our busy lives we don’t have hours to spend cleaning and instead we clean as we go. Life’s too short – we want to spend our time doing more enjoyable things. the mess can wait! method gives you another option. We like to challenge everyone to make cleaning fun!”
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