Belfast is crowned the cleanest city in the UK thanks to its love of bleach and antibacterial cleaner. According to our study, 50% of Belfast admit to cleaning their house more than once a week!
Our expert, Lynsey Crombie from Channel 4’s Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners, recommends that you change your bed sheets a few times a week. While only 10% of people in Belfast do this, half of Ireland’s capital change their bedding once a week.
Cleaning the toilet is never an enjoyable task, but just under a third (27%) of the city’s residents clean their toilet every day, as recommended by Lynsey.
Sheffield has taken the crown as the cleanest city in Yorkshire, and have come an impressive second in the UK overall. This is not surprising to see, as just under half of the city’s residents (41%) clean their house on a regular basis.
Cleaning guru, Lynsey Crombie, recommends that you clean and declutter your fridge on a weekly basis. The residents of Sheffield abide by this rule, with 23% of Sheffielders wiping their fridge down every week.
When it’s the time to don the pinny and rubber gloves, nearly 40% of people from Sheffield said their partner does the cleaning around their home, with over double (89%) admitting to doing the cleaning themselves.
It seems cleaning is never far from Geordie's minds, with 77% of residents cleaning their homes at least once a week.
It’s recommended that we should clean microwaves after every use to help eliminate the build-up of dried on food and bacteria. While this task may be a little time consuming, just under a third of Geordies take up the task once a week. No grimy microwaves in sight!
Keeping floors clean and dust free can help reduce the risk of contamination from bacteria brought in from outside. Just under half of the city’s residents vacuum their floors more than once a week as recommended by our cleaning guru - Lynsey Crombie.
Brummies have taken the fourth place in the top five cleanest cities, and it’s not surprising to see. With 74% of the residents cleaning their home at least once a week, Birmingham is one of the cleanest cities.
Cleaning your toilet and bathroom is a task that should be completed on a daily basis, our cleaning guru, Lynsey Crombie advises. An impressive 23% of the city’s inhabitants stick with a daily cleaning routine and a further 22% clean their bathroom three times a week.
Changing your bedsheets is a chore, but it does help keep the bed bugs at bay. While Lynsey recommends this should be done a few times a week, just under half of the city change their bedsheets once a week or more.
The capital of Wales has come in at an impressive fifth place, with a whopping 76% of the city’s residents cleaning their house at least once a week to keep on top of dirt and grime.
The Welsh enjoy keeping on top of the cleanliness of their kitchen appliances, with over half (53%) of those surveyed admitting to cleaning their oven and microwave at least once a week. A further third of Cardiffians clean their fridges at least twice a week.
Mopping and vacuuming your floors should be done on a daily basis, according to Lynsey Crombie, our cleaning specialist. An impressive 78% of residents in Cardiff complete these tasks more than once a week at least!
Southampton has taken the crown for the dirtiest city, with just under half of residents (43%) admitting that they consider a cleaning routine to only consist of hoovering, wiping surfaces and cleaning the bathroom.
Changing your bed sheets should ideally be done a few times a week to help reduce the build-up of bed bugs lurking in your bed, yet over half (52%) of the city’s inhabitants put on a fresh set of bedding every two weeks or longer.
Cleaning the inside of your cupboard should be done monthly, which can help eliminate the build-up of bacteria and spilt foods. Yet over half (59%) of residents only empty the contents and wipe them down, a staggering once a year.
The city of Nottingham is revealed to be the second dirtiest city, as a fifth of its residents only clean their home every two weeks or less. Our cleaning guru, Lynsey Crombie, recommends cleaning your abode every few days, if not on a daily basis, so it seems Nottingham’s residents need to pick up the feather duster more often.
The build-up of dried on food can create unpleasant smells from your microwave, so Lynsey recommends wiping it down after every use, especially if there is spilt food. Despite this advice, a quarter of residents admit to doing it once a year.
Mopping and vacuuming your floor should be a daily task, however 27% of the city’s inhabitants only pick up the mop bucket or vacuum cleaner once a fortnight or less.
Glasgow has been revealed to be the third dirtiest city in the UK, with an astounding 60% of Glaswegians admitting to only changing their bed sheets every two weeks or less.
When it comes to a cleaning routine, nearly half of the city’s inhabitants (46%) only regarding a routine to comprise of vacuuming, wiping surfaces and cleaning the bathroom.
Lynsey Crombie, our cleaning specialist, recommends cleaning the inside of our microwaves after every use, to help reduce the build-up of dried on food and unpleasant smells. Despite this advice, 42% say they only clean the kitchen appliance once a month, with a shocking 23% only cleaning it once a year.
It’s not good news for Scotland, as Edinburgh closely follows Glasgow as the fourth dirtiest city. The results are not surprising, as 63% of residents admit to it taking them two weeks or longer to change their bedding.
When it comes to donning the rubber gloves and pinny, a third of the city’s inhabitants admit to cleaning their homes twice a week or less, a task which our cleaning professional, Lynsey Crombie, says should be done daily.
Cleaning your fridge on a regular basis can help eliminate odours and bacteria contamination from raw meat, yet an astounding 79% of people in Edinburgh admit to cleaning it once a month or less.
Taking the crown for the dirtiest Yorkshire city, the residents of Leeds admit to rarely cleaning their homes, with a staggering fifth of locals admitting to only picking up their rubber gloves and cleaning their homes once a month or less!
Our cleaning specialist, Lynsey Crombie, recommends cleaning your toilet daily to help eliminate the spread of bacteria. However, 64% of the city’s residents only pick up a toilet brush once a week or less.
Maintaining a clean fridge can help reduce the risk of cross-contamination from raw meat juices or spilt food, however a quarter of people who reside in Leeds only wipe down the kitchen appliance once a year or admit to rarely cleaning it.