Some Tidy Stats
As experts in small space living, our customers are hard to define, spanning as they do, a wide age group that includes students, renters, new home owners, city dwellers, empty nesters and families (to name just a few different types of people who buy our stuff from time to time!). Interesting, then, to come across some general insight into the tidy/ cleaning habits of the different generations.
According to Alexandra Goss (@Algoss) writing for Home Front in The Sunday Times, 4 November 2018, Millennials are “admirably house proud.” Research suggests that “those born between the early 1980s and the mid-1990s are the neatest generation, spending an average of 3.65 hours a week cleaning their homes.” That’s according to a survey from Appliances Direct.
Meanwhile Baby Boomers (born between mid 1940s to mid 1960s) spend just under three hours a week cleaning, while Generation X (mid 1960s to early 1980s) spend just 2.15 hours cleaning and tidying. Generation X is also the demographic most likely to have hired help.
Futon Company says: It’s always interesting to hear about the differences between the generations but in our world it’s not age that defines approaches to housework and general tidiness but space availability. It stands to reason, for example, that the bigger your house the more cleaning and tidying you need to do. However, whether your space is big or small, it’s always a good idea to stash your stuff neatly and make the most of the space you do have available. A tidy house equates to a tidy mind, after all, so check out our handy storage saviours, designed to help you cut down on tidying time!