Workers Can’t Make Sense Of The Spring Clean In The Office

  • Only 41% of workers spring cleaned their office this year
  • 44% said they don’t know which tasks are involved with a spring clean
  • 27% said they need help with the spring clean

WORKERS have a lack of understanding about the annual spring clean when it comes to their office, new research reveals.

A survey of 1,015 UK office workers carried out by leading household appliances retailer, revealed how only 41% said that they did a spring clean in the office this year.

In fact, while 71% have a cleaner at work, 42% of workers believe that their business expects them to do a spring clean in the office.

When quizzed on the reasons for these spring cleaning habits among workers, an overwhelming 44% of those surveyed revealed that they don’t know which cleaning tasks are involved when it comes to the annual spring clean.

A further 37% admitted they didn’t even know what the spring clean means and a similar number (35%) said they didn’t have the time to spend spring cleaning the home this year.

This was followed by 27% who confessed that it is because they needed help spring cleaning, while 19% said they believe their office doesn’t need cleaning.

The survey also found that some key spring cleaning tasks were not done by many, including dusting skirting boards (14%) and vacuuming air vents (7%).

Mark Kelly, marketing manager at, comments: “Surprisingly there are still many of us who don’t know how to effectively do our annual spring clean and even some that don’t know what the meaning of the spring clean actually is, despite it being a longstanding British tradition.

“It is clear that Britons are leading busier lives than ever before, but it is important to stay on top of the spring clean and the task does only come around once every year. Perhaps by separating the spring cleaning chores into smaller chunks among it can be more manageable and easier for many of us. It also doesn’t have to be dull, why not make it more enjoyable by playing music while doing these tasks?”

Despite the majority not doing a spring clean this year, 43% admitted they stress about the cleanliness of their office.

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