Under pressure cleaners spend less than an hour vacuuming

November 14th, 2013 Category: Building Management

Freddie Mercury may have done his bit for the cleaning world in 1984 when the Queen singer made vacuuming look fun, but it seems that when it comes to tackling the task ourselves, many of us simply want to break free.

Electrolux questioned some 28,000 people from 23 countries for its Global Vacuuming Survey for 2013, and found that some 89 per cent of people dive headlong into the task for less than an hour, while 43 per cent of this group said they want it all done in less than 30 minutes.

Around the world, only 11 per cent will work at vacuuming for more than an hour. However, for those in Brazil and Portugal, clearly the show must go on, with 22 per cent and 20 per cent respectively vacuuming for more than an hour at any one time.

It's the Koreans who are the champions of the world when it comes to the desire for cleanliness, however, with some 29 per cent vacuuming their homes every day.

Many Koreans also carry out the task more than this, with 11 per cent saying they will vacuum several times every day, compared to a global average of just three per cent who said this is the case for them.

Most of us apparently want to avoid a scandal with the neighbours as well, with only nine per cent of people around the world vacuuming in the evening when they might disturb others.

For 38 per cent of people, the morning is the most common time to vacuum and 28 per cent will regularly spend their afternoons carrying out the task.

And while most of us remain fully clothed when we are giving our home the quick once over, some take a different approach. Some four per cent will flash a bit of flesh by vacuuming in just their underwear, while two per cent tackle the job with nothing on at all!