(WWJ) You may have more time on your hands for spring cleaning. And, at least if a new study is correct, a lot of homes could really use it.
ImproveNet, a home improvement resource, surveyed more than 4,000 people in major cities across the U.S. about their cleaning habits.The "Cleanest Home In America" survey revealed which chores take top priority, and where Americans are willing to let dirt pile up.
What may be the filthiest statistic: One in four people who responded said they haven't cleaned their refrigerator in six or more months.
Here's a look at what people admitted to:
• 4 in 10 change their bed sheets every couple of weeks • 28% sweep/vacuum every couple of weeks or less than once a month • 1 in 4 hasn't cleaned their fridge in 6+ months • 37% wear shoes inside their homes • 59% have dirty dishes in the sink, at any given moment
But it wasn't all bad news.
In a ranking of 21 big cities, Detroit was found to have the third cleanest homes in the coutnry; behind only Las Vegas, Nevada, and Charlotte North Carolina which took the number one and two spots.
Also, nationwide, the average person spends around eight hours cleaning, each month, the poll found.
Take a look at the full study here.