Clean or divorce: the British wash their hands of their partners due to lack of cleanliness

Relations across the country are coming to an end. This is due to the fact that many claim that their partner is not clean enough, a new study shows.

Report from The perfect home show in partnership with NatWest analyzes the attitude towards house cleaning. In addition, it shows how important hygiene is when looking for a partner.

One in ten (10%) people admit to breaking up with a partner due to lack of cleanliness. The results show that this is the second important thing people are looking for in a potential partner.

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The most important qualities of a potential / current partner Percentage
1. Their humor 61%
2. Their cleaning habits 59%
3. Their care content 39%
4. Their family / friends 26%
5. Their appearance 25%
6. Their financial situation 15%
7. Their work 13%

More than a third (36%) of Britons who are proud of their home clean their homes every day, not surprisingly, the nation spends almost a whole week cleaning every year (6 days and 7 hours). Some are so obsessed with keeping their home clean that they go behind their partner and hire a secret cleaner (6%).

While most people in the country prefer to clean their homes, those who hire cleaners do so because they are too busy (49%), and almost a quarter (24%) simply do not like to clean or admit that they are lazy . do it yourself (15%).

On the other hand, one in ten (10%) worry that their family and friends will think they are lazy when hiring a cleaner, and even a small 2% say they clean up because their partners find it attractive.

Discussing the study, Giles Perry, event director at Media 10, organizers of The Ideal Home Show, in partnership with NatWest said: “Before the pandemic, cleaning was already becoming increasingly important for households in the UK. You just need to look for #cleaning on Instagram to see more than six million posts on the subject.

“We wanted to find out what importance Britons attach to cleanliness in the home and family life, and our research shows that cleaning is a top priority – both in terms of a happy home and, interestingly, in a relationship.

“The demand for cleaners at the Ideal Home Show in partnership with NatWest is at the highest level, and we have a lot of inspiration for the cleaning tips and hacks available throughout the event.”

The Ideal Home Show in partnership with NatWest, the world’s longest-running exhibition, will return to Olympia London from Friday 11th to Sunday, March 27th, 2022. Many experts and celebrities will lead questions and answers on stage for 17 days of the exhibition. For more information and tickets, please visit Clean or divorce: the British wash their hands of their partners due to lack of cleanliness

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