Getting motivated to clean is sometimes as difficult as getting motivated to go to the gym – but that’s not all they share in common. Did you know that cleaning for two hours can burn 200 calories? That’s right you can pump your favorite music and clean your place in place of cardio day! How’s that for killing to birds with one stone?
Traditional gender roles are being turned on their head from the workplace to child-rearing, but when it comes to cleaning the numbers show that men are seriously slacking. Apparently the average woman cleans for 12,896 hours in her lifetime, while the average man cleans for only 6,448. That’s a difference of 6,448 hours. So please ladies hand the men in your life the vacuum they have some hours to catch up on.
Keep sneezing from all those dust particles? Well you are the one to blame. No, no not because you haven’t dusted your room since last winter, but because roughly 70 to 80 percent of dust particles are made up of dead skin cells. So before you judge your cat or dog for all the shedding, just remember you aren’t as clean as you think you are!
Our beds are our sanctuaries. Sure the floor may be covered in clothes but at least the bed is usually clean – wrong. When you cozy up to your pillow at night, your head isn’t the only thing weighing it down. Roughly 10 percent of a pillow’s weight is made up of dead mites and their droppings. Sufficiently grossed out yet? According to specialists your pillow should be replaced every one to two years.
Cinderella had the birds and the mice to help her with her laundry, lets hope that all the characters at Disney World are just as helpful, because the magic park washes an average of 285,000 pounds of laundry every single day. To put that in perspective It would take you 44 years to do that same amount if you washed and dried one load of laundry every morning.