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Which generation has the worst cleaning habits?

Which generation has the worst cleaning habits?

This mightn’t come as much of a surprise, but Gen Y has been found to be the dirtiest generation in Australia in a survey on the nation’s cleaning habits from ALDI Australia and Galaxy Research.

Gen X and Baby Boomers lead the way in Australia, being twice as likely to spend 10-14 hours a week cleaning compared to Gen Y (45 per cent of whom clean for less than 90 minutes a week!).

Australians on average spend about three hours cleaning a week, although a busy schedule and procrastination often stand in the way of getting the job done.

Other key findings include:

  • Top five cleaning tasks performed every week are washing the dishes, doing the laundry, sweeping and vacuuming, cleaning the bathroom and putting out the rubbish
  • The least preferred cleaning task for Australians is cleaning the oven
  • One third of Australians spend less than 90 minutes a week cleaning
  • 59 per cent of people don’t complete chores due to procrastination and distractions
The findings from ALDI’s Clever Cleaning Study were released in conjunction to ALDI’s Claundry campaign which encourages customers to complete chores during laundry cycles.

“With so many competing priorities in this day and age, we’re drawn to finding the most convenient way possible to get through the day’s tasks. Rather than procrastinating or spending hours on the household chores, the concept of Claundry is about dedicating a small amount of time to do a power clean during each washing cycle,” said an ALDI Australia spokesperson.

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