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COVID-19 Makes Us Clean Freaks, Study Finds

a man lathers up soap as he washes his hands under a running facet
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By    |   Saturday, 08 August 2020 12:59 PM

People have become clean freaks at home during the COVID-19 pandemic — and found it had a calming effect, a new study showed.

The survey of 1,000 respondents in the United States and Europe — conducted by QS Supplies, a bath and kitchen supply company — showed nearly 70% said they had been cleaning their homes more often since the pandemic began.

The majority said they were scouring their place at least two to three times per week, with 10% are doing so every day.

On the other end of the clean freak scale, less than 1% said they had not cleaned at all since the pandemic began — and nearly 20% said they had not cleaned their bathroom.

The survey found 22% said cleaning up the house helped them deal with COVID-related stress.

In other findings, the survey found:

  • 25% of women considered at high risk have cleaned their home every single day since the coronavirus began. High-risk men were more likely than women to clean four to five times each week, or nearly every day.

  • Almost 95% said they had cleaned their kitchens recently; 84% cleaned their bedroom; 81.4% cleaned the bathroom(s), and 80.3% cleaned their living room. More than 10% have tidied their basement; just 48.1% had cleaned their desks.

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