Cleaning tips from around the world

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Cleaning tips from around the world

London is probably the most cosmopolitan city in the world. This cultural melting pot make it a great place learn from other cultures. TidyChoice’s house cleaners come from many countries and so do their customers. There is a lot we can learn from the cleaning habits of other cultures.

In this post, we take a trip around the world to gain interesting insights into cleaning cultures. We set out the best practices that we can take into our own cleaning routines.

 

Japan

Perhaps more than any other country, the Japanese are famed for their tidiness. Marie Kondo has sold millions of books on organizing and decluttering which have spread Japanese cleaning culture around the world.

Japanese tourists also enhance Japan’s reputation for being clean and tidy. During the 2018 football world cup in Russia, Japanese fans cleared up the stands after their quarter-final match.

 

 

According to a survey carried out by Karcher, 87% of Japanese spend at least 2.5 hours cleaning weekly. They are less likely to use chemical products.  Chemical products like bleach are seldomly used as Japanese prefer herbal or natural products. Natural cleaning products have the advantage of not being toxic for you or your pets. Interestingly, for some reason the Japanese dislike using a mop.

One important Japanese cleaning ritual is called Osouji which is a big annual cleaning carried before New Year by reducing unnecessary clutter in your life. This is a ritual that we should learn from and adopt.

 

Germany

Contrary to popular belief, Germans may not be so meticulous when it comes to cleaning. According to the Karcher survey, 67% of Germans clean less than three hours per week. As for gender equality, 72% of women complete more housework than men while only 29% of men play a part in doing any cleaning chores.

Germans rank sponges as their favourite cleaning tool with 22% of votes! Germans use the most household agents like baking powder and lemon juice than any country of the world.

Germans love for engineering is reflected by the fact that 82% prefer to use electrical cleaning devices.

 

Cleaning tips from around the world

 

Argentina

When it comes to cleaning your own house, Argentinians rank highest in the amount of time spent per week cleaning. The Karcher study states that 94% of Argentinians believe that having a clean house is important to them.

The cleaning obsession is so high that around 10% of Argentinians spend at least 10 hours per week cleaning. Also, about 51% of those surveyed receive help from friends and family to complete cleaning chores.

Argentinians are love using chemical cleaners! Around 86% use chemical cleaners.

Following Latin America’s cultural traditions, Argentinians, on celebration of Day of the Dead, take on additional cleaning tasks of cleaning their ancestors’ graves.

Around 20% of Argentinians employ a professional cleaner.

 

Sweden

One thing Sweden is doing right is that they have the least disparity between genders in completing housework. About 74% women and 56% men share the housework. Swedes spend at least 7 hours per week cleaning.

A tradition called ‘döstädning’ which means ‘death cleaning’, Swedes clear out clutter before dying so it isn’t a such burden on loved ones. The Swedes are very fond of decluttering!

 

USA

Vacuum cleaners and steam cleaners are the most used electronic devices for cleaning around the house in USA. Paper towels are the favourite cleaning tool used by Americans.

Americans, according to the report, invest the most ($600 pa) on cleaning supplies and about $85 a year on detergents and laundry soap.

66% of Americans still carry out a spring clean and thoroughly clean their houses in the springtime.

 

Conclusion on cleaning tips from around the world

We hope that you enjoyed our quick tour of cleaning habits around the world. We hope that you learned some useful rituals to improve your life.

London is probably the most cosmopolitan city in the world. This cultural melting pot make it a great place learn from other cultures. TidyChoice’s house cleaners come from many countries and so do their customers. There is a lot we can learn from the cleaning habits of other cultures.

In this post, we take a trip around the world to gain interesting insights into cleaning cultures. We set out the best practices that we can take into our own cleaning routines.

 

 

Cleaning tips from around the world is a feature post you might also like my post on deep cleaning tips for a new baby

 

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