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While there are some strange people out there who actually love to clean their house, there are plenty of people who would rather do anything than spend time cleaning. But those folks don’t want to look like a slob, so many have come up with shortcuts to get around that.

A new survey finds:

  • The average American admits to using five different “cleaning shortcuts” when cleaning their home.
  • Young folks are more likely to use such shortcuts, with 86% of Millennials saying they use them, while only 69% of boomers do.
  • Plus, Gen Z is more likely to say they use six to 6 to 10 of these shortcuts when cleaning.
  • So, what are some of these cleaning shortcuts?
  • Well, the most popular is to mist a room with air freshener (40%) to make it smell better. Others include:
    • Lighting a scented candle (37%)
    • Making the bed, but not cleaning the rest of the room (29%)
    • Putting all the clutter into a closet or room (25%)
    • Placing a dryer sheet in the air vents (21%)
    • Using a baking soda/vinegar mix on everything (21%)

But apparently, folks’ cleaning habits are getting better.

  • 61% have adopted new cleaning habits since the start of the pandemic.
  • 34% say they are cleaning “much more often”
  • 71% expect these habits to last after the pandemic is over.