We have found a study carried out by MoppedUp, which shows that the number of people in the UK that employ a cleaner has more than doubled in the last five years. 28% of those people surveyed have used a cleaner in the past 12 months – up from just 12% in 2011.
The study comments that the rise goes some way to showing how, despite the squeeze on disposable income during the recession, having a cleaner is no longer regarded a luxury, as millions more see it as a way to free up their spare time for the things they actually want to do.
The study also reveals how attitudes towards having a cleaner are increasingly positive, with just 5% of respondents seeing cleaners as exclusively for the rich and 3% saying they’re for the lazy. In contrast, more than 10% said that a cleaner would make them happier, 12% said it would reduce their stress levels and of the people who don’t currently have a cleaner, 43% said they would consider having one in future. The most popular reason for having a cleaner is to enable clients to enjoy their spare time.
Despite becoming more socially acceptable, it seems we’re still very British when it comes to communicating with cleaners. More than 10% said they felt too embarrassed to tell their cleaner when they weren’t happy, and more than 11% felt they actually had to stop what they’re doing and leave the house when the cleaner is around.
If you’re thinking about employing a cleaner or appointing a cleaning company to help you around your home, why not give ProClean Team a call on 020 8742 1808 and they’d be happy to help!