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Spring clean is swept under the carpet – as we’re too busy

The traditional spring clean is dead and buried – because we are simply too busy, a study has revealed. Researchers found instead of doing the once a year blitz on their home, Brits are now more likely to adopt a ‘Clean As You Go’ approach where they keep on top of their cleaning all year [...]


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Two thirds of women tidy the house – after other half has already ‘cleaned’

Men only do ‘half a job’ when tackling household chores, the nation’s women revealed. Research, carried out among 2,000 females, found around two thirds regularly have to go round and clean or tidy up AFTER their husbands have already ‘done it’. The study also found around six in ten women wish their partner wouldn’t bother [...]


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Grating vegetables into food and hanging clothes to save ironing – mum’s list of clever ‘cheats’

The average mum relies on a string of clever ‘cheats’ to get by – including passing off bought cakes as their own, spraying furniture polish when visitors are on their way and bribing the kids to get ready for school, it has been revealed. Other common cheats include freezing food for later use, grating vegetables [...]


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One in three women ‘nervous’ when partner tackles DIY

One in three women admit they are ‘nervous’ when their other half tackles home improvements, a study has found. The detailed research found whilst the majority of men feel ‘comfortable’ getting to grips with everyday tasks around the home, their other halves are the complete opposite. In fact, one in five women said they wouldn’t [...]


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Only four in ten home improvement jobs are ‘successful’

Only four in ten home improvement jobs carried out around the house can be hailed a ‘complete success’, a new study has shown. Researchers, who carried out a detailed study among 2,000 adults, found while millions of us happily wade into home improvement tasks, very few turn out the way we planned. Paintwork with visible [...]


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John, Louise, David and Katy – Britain’s nicest neighbours

Britain’s kindest and most considerate neighbours are likely to be called John, Louise, Alan and Helen, a study has found. The light-hearted study of 2,000 people found the best neighbours – those who house-sit, put the bins out, and are extra cheerful – often bear these monikers. But those living next-door to people named Nathan, [...]


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Three quarters of home decor chosen by women

Nearly three quarters of items in the average British home were picked out by the lady of the house, new research has shown. Experts who carried out a detailed study into equipment, furnishings, styles and colours in 2,000 modern homes found that a dominating 71% is chosen by the woman of the house. The study, [...]


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Lazy men leave partners to take on 78% of the chores at home

Women still get the rough end of the deal in relationships – as a new study has found that nearly two thirds feel the household chores still aren’t shared equally between themselves and their partners – and that their current arrangement is ‘unfair’. When quizzed on their domestic workloads, it emerged that women take on [...]


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DI-WHY? £45,000 spent on home improvements over a lifetime

The average Brit will shell out a staggering £45,000 over their lifetime – on home improvements, according to a study. Researchers found the astronomical bill for making our home perfect includes everything from renovations and repair to general decorating. The study found we spend £5,420.40 on the living room alone and another £14,925.80 collectively on [...]


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£2.7 billion – the yearly cost of ruined clothes thanks to stains and washing mishaps

Brits wreck £2.7 billion worth of clothes every year – thanks to spills and washing mishaps, a new study has revealed. Researchers found that food and drink stains, rips and even washing them too much or on the wrong setting means millions have ended up binning some of their favourite clothes. Almost nine in ten [...]


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