ANN ARBOR, Mich. - March 26, 2014 // PRNewswire // - It's officially spring, and while conventional wisdom suggests most Americans will spring clean their homes, that's just not true. Molly Maid, who has cleaned the nation's homes for 30 years, surveyed more than 2,000 homeowners and found that fewer than half of the respondents participate in an annual spring cleaning.
The survey about house cleaning habits revealed America's disdain for the chore. Rather than clean their home, 93 percent of respondents would prefer to do anything else. In fact, 44 percent of respondents would rather speak in front of a large group – generally, the No. 1 fear of the majority of people – and 30 percent would opt for a six-hour car ride with their in-laws.
The survey also discovered:
"Despite America's overall displeasure with cleaning, spring cleaning doesn't have to be so terrible," said Molly Maid President Meg Roberts.
Below are five tips from Molly Maid to help make spring cleaning easier this year:
For more ideas, visit our house cleaning checklist online.
Molly Maid, based in Ann Arbor, Mich., is one of three service companies under Service Brands International. The residential cleaning franchise cleaned more than 1.6 million homes last year alone. Molly Maid was founded in 1979 and began franchising in 1984. Currently, more than 450 Molly Maid units are operating in the United States alone, with an additional 200 operating throughout Puerto Rico, Canada, Japan, England and Portugal. Molly Maid has consistently ranked high in Entrepreneur magazine's Franchise 500 rankings and has been the recipient of numerous awards for entrepreneurialism, software innovation and humanitarian causes.
Fishman Public Relations
SOURCE Molly Maid