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Tommy Walsh's Cleaning Tips

15:19 12 July 2011

Tommy Walsh's Cleaning Tips

Tommy Walsh's Cleaning Tips

A third of us (34%) spend at least an hour a day doing household chores, and we're spending an average of 8 hours and 44 minutes a week getting the DIY done...

Tommy Walshs Cleaning Tips


It seems that we are a nation of cleaners.

A third of us (34%) spend at least an hour a day doing household chores, and were spending an average of 8 hours and 44 minutes a week getting the DIY done! In fact, DIY tasks are costing us 715 a year on average.

The research commissioned by Krcher, who make the UKs top Multi Purpose Vac, also showed that more than half (57%) of us think were good at cleaning. Yet one in ten admit they leave DIY tools lying around the house, and nearly a quarter leave hair in the plug hole. One in ten has confessed to walking mud into the house.

Cleaning is also hitting our relationships. Nearly half of us are arguing with our partners about how untidy they are, or their lack of help with household chores. And it seems its impossibly difficult to get our loved ones to do jobs around the house, with nearly two thirds (63%) admitting we have to ask our partner at least twice before theyll help out.

Yet when it comes to happiness, keeping a tidy home seems to come high up the priority list. More than half say theyre happier and less stressed once the housework is done, and a quarter think a clean and tidy house leads to a clean and tidy mind!

But it seems not everyone is on the same wavelength. While two thirds say the lady of the house is the one wanting to keep things tidy, more than half of the time, the men are messier, with women getting the blame only 28% of the time.

With all this chaos, how do we get our house in order? DIY expert Tommy Walsh is on hand to offer his top tips on making our homes a happier place!

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