Living in a pigsty? Don’t worry, you’re not alone – latest research reveals 60% of Brits have given up cleaning their house

  • We earn a commission for products purchased through some links in this article.
  • Turns out we're a dirty lot! A recent survey shows that nearly half of you have never cleaned your house from top to bottom and admit you're too busy to bother

    Not cleaned the bathroom this week? Alright, neither have we, but here’s some news that’ll shock you – recent stats show that seven in 10 Brits are unable to take care of basic household chores such as vacuuming, dusting and cleaning. Gross!

    But that’s not all, 60% of people don’t think they will ever have a spotless home and a whopping 57% of people describe their house as a pigsty because they never have a
    chance to tidy it up.

    Apparently we're all too busy to bother with household chores - latest stats show that more than half of Brits describe their house as a pigsty

    A spokesperson for cleaning product firm, Spontex, who carried out the study, said, ‘we
    are leading busier lives than ever and when you are juggling so much,
    it’s inevitable that something has to give.

    ‘And it seems that for many, staying on top of their household
    chores and keeping their home spotless is what they are letting fall by
    the wayside. But this means that many Brits aren’t happy with the state
    of the home, and it’s alarming to see that so many even have times when
    they would describe their home as being like a pigsty.’

    We're a nation that's too busy to do basic chores like vacuuming, dusting and cleaning

    The study, which gathered information from 2,000 people, found 63% of people don’t think their
    home is as clean as they would like it to be, with half of those blaming
    this on being too busy to clean.

    Another 39% simply don’t like cleaning while 21% don’t think they are very good at it.

    And almost a quarter say they’ve got better things to do than worry about the state of their house.When was the last time you cleaned the kitchen? Nearly half of you said you simply don't have time

    More than one in 10 owned up to not cleaning their bathroom for
    at least a month while the same number admitted it’s been a year or more
    since they did some ironing.

    So, how clean is your house? Check out our Kim & Aggie inspired products to help get your chores back on track. For more essential homes news and interiors gossip, follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

    All the latest from Ideal Home