10 Fun Cleaning Facts – Did You Know?

Cleaning might seem like an ordinary chore but a look at some facts about cleaning shows that there is nothing ordinary about cleaning. Here are 10 interesting facts that you might not know concerning cleaning.

  1. Women seem to love cleaning more than men. Studies show that on average, a woman spend 12,896 hours of her life cleaning which is twice as much time as a man spends in his lifetimes (about 6,448 hours).
  2. Cleaning is a great way of losing those excess pounds. Experts claim that cleaning for two hours burns 200 calories.
  3. Do you know how many people die each year globally due to lack of proper hygiene? More than 2.4 million people, which is equivalent to over 4% of all deaths.
  4. Chewing gum is great and all, but it becomes a nightmare when it gets stuck on fabrics. But removing stuck chewing gum on fabrics is as easy as placing an old newspaper on it and giving it a quick iron.
  5. Dust particles are predominantly made of dead skin. Not only is this unnerving, but it is also unhealthy since dust is a common allergy trigger. Carpets are laden with these dust particles, so you should regularly do carpet cleaning.
  6. Want to know another allergy trigger? Dust mites. And you don’t need to look far for them. Mattresses and pillows are their favorite habitat, with mattresses harboring as much as 10 million creepy individuals.
  7. Bananas are the great source of sulfur and a must-have when making smoothies. But did you know that bananas make an excellent alternative for shoe polish for leather shoes?
  8. Think the toilet bowl is dirty? Research shows that kitchen sinks are actually dirtier than toilets. So, if you don’t thoroughly clean your kitchen sink, you might as well use the toilet bowl when doing your dishes.
  9. Iceland can be the perfect destination for germophobes if the country’s reputation on cleanliness anything is to go by. Iceland is regarded as the world’s cleanest country.
  10. Indoor activities make up an estimated 87% of the time spent by the average human, which is why keeping your indoors clean is of paramount importance.

Bet you had your mind blown by some of these interesting facts. Now get up and do some house cleaning or office cleaning.