Other notable findings from the study include:
1. PEOPLE FEEL HAPPIER AND IN A BETTER MOOD WHEN THEIR HOMES ARE CLEAN:
* Women: 74.6%
* Men: 66.6%
2. A QUARTER OF ALL AMERICANS SEE HOUSE CLEANING AS A BIG SOURCE OF STRESS:
* Women: 25.3%
* Men: 25.7%
3. AND A FAIR NUMBER WISH THEIR PARTNER WOULD CONTRIBUTE MORE TO HOME CLEANING:
* Women: 23.5%
* Men: 18.7%
Across gender, there seems to be some truth to the adage “a clean home is a happy home”—and we'd all be less stressed if we knew cleaning house didn't have to take so much time. Here are three tips that take the worry out of keeping your house happy and clean:
>> TIP #1: YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO IT ALL AT ONCE
You don't have to clean your whole house in one go! Segment your home into three, four, or five different areas—and tackle one or two zones over a couple of days.
>> TIP #2: STREAMLINE YOUR SUPPLIES
All-in-one cleaners and multi-purpose tools can keep clutter and confusion down—you only have to grab one bottle or tool and won't waste time cycling through wet wipes, sponges, dusters, and the rest of the cleaning bucket clan.
>> TIP #3: DOUBLE UP ON TIME
The magic of automatic cleaning appliances like dishwashers is that they cut chore time in half—so what do you do with the other half? Knock out another one. The bObsweep robotic vacuum can mop the floor while you wipe down the counters, so you're done in record time. You don't even need to be home—it can be pre-scheduled to start whenever you want.