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It’s men vs women in this year’s spring clean!

Both men and women are planning a spring clean this year – but how do their spring cleaning motivations differ? And who wants to take the lead?
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Men are just as house proud as women when it comes to taking care of their homes with both sexes preparing for a big spring clean in 2018, our latest research has revealed.

As well as cleaning their own homes or rented accommodation to feel more organised and hygienic, both men (29%) and women (30%) say one of their main motivations to keep their homes spick and span is because they are incredibly house proud.

And as many as 18% of women and 17% of men are planning to spend over a day deep cleaning!

Women leading the charge

Women are more committed to a spring clean than men this year, with 71% planning on spending time making their homes spotless, compared to latter 63%. However, there was over a fifth of men and women who admitted they were too lazy to do the seasonal spruce-up this month.

Lending a helping hand

When it comes to helping with someone else’s messy home, 16% of women want to chip in with the chores, compared to less than one in ten men (9%). Despite this, it’s men who are more judgemental about other people’s unkempt homes – with 39% saying they would consider the owner to be lazy, compared to 36% of women.

Pressure to impress

It’s the men who feel the heat to provide a haven for their guests, with one in 10 (8%) saying they will commit to a spring clean this year for that reason, compared to only 5% of women. Nearly a third (29%) of men also claimed they wanted to commit to a spring clean this year because they were incredibly house proud.

House horrors

Despite both men and women agreeing that a dirty toilet is their biggest turn-off in the home. More than half of women would refuse a drink in someone else’s unclean home (51%), whereas men were more likely to not accept food (42%)!

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