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CLR’s “Leap Year” Cleaning Study Reveals People Spend 673 Hours per Year Cleaning

CLR’s “Leap Year” Cleaning Study Reveals People Spend 673 Hours per Year Cleaning
News from Sacramento Bee:

SKOKIE, Ill., Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Once every four years, the world gets an extra day. And the last thing people want to do is spend it cleaning. But according to a new national survey from CLR Cleaners (www.clrbrands.com), we could use that extra “Leap Day” – and then some – to help catch up on our cleaning.

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On average, American adults spend 13 hours per week cleaning. And there’s quite a disparity when it comes to the difference between men and women. Women spend 15.6 hours a week cleaning, while men only spend 10.2 hours. That’s a difference of more than SEVEN 40-hour work weeks, each year!

Despite the heavy workload around the house, the survey revealed that even with an “extra” day in a Leap Year, neither men nor women want to use that extra time to clean the house. This is why CLR wants to make cleaning easier, so that you can transform “chore time” into “your time” and get back to spending your time in a way you enjoy.

“Everyone wants a clean home, but nobody wants to spend hours and hours on this thankless task,” said Jelmar president Alison Gutte…………… continues on Sacramento Bee

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