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Most Dreaded Tasks: Cleaning Hard to Reach, Filthy Spots 80% Would Rather Spring Clean than Fill Out Tax Forms! View the Survey Results Checkout American Cleaning Institute’s Spring Cleaning Guide ACI Launches its TikTok Channel Featuring Cleaning Tips and Tricks Spring cleaning is a top priority for more Americans than ever, according to new consumer data released by the American Cleaning Institute (ACI). The survey found that 80% of Americans plan to…
March 5, 2024
Handwashing Q. How important, if at all, do you find frequent handwashing when it comes to preventing the spread of illness in your home? 66% said very important 27% said somewhat important 6% said not very important 1% said not at all important93% Important (net) 7% Not important (net) Appliance Maintenance Q. How familiar, if at all, are you with the manufacturer recommendations for cleaning and maintaining your home appliances, such as your refrigerator, HVAC, or washer & dryer…
March 9, 2022
Consumers Maintain Higher Use of Hand Sanitizers, Disinfectants One Year Later Survey Provides Insights on Potential Shifts in Cleaning Behaviors for the Future Key Survey Data Available Here A year after the start of the coronavirus pandemic, cleaning practices are still front-and-center for a strong majority of Americans, according to survey data released by the American Cleaning Institute (ACI). A national online consumer survey…
March 16, 2021
2019 ACI National Cleaning Survey Stats on Laundry: 77% of People Frequently Read Tag Instructions Before Washing Clothes 52% Tend to Wash Clothes in Cold Water Laundry is America’s favorite cleaning task, according to the American Cleaning Institute’s (ACI) 2019 National Cleaning Survey. Nearly a quarter of respondents to the survey, conducted by Wakefield Research on behalf of ACI, picked laundry as the cleaning task they enjoyed doing…
August 1, 2019
Read Press Release Q. Which of the following cleaning tasks do you enjoy doing the most? (Top Ranked Response) 24% Laundry 21% Cleaning countertops 21% Vacuuming 17% Dishes 7% Cleaning Furniture 7% Wiping windows 4% Polishing floors Q. How often, if ever, do you read the instructions on the tag for how to wash your clothes before washing them? 35% All of the time 42% Some of the time 16% Rarely 6% Never Q. Approximately what percentage of the time that you do laundry do you use cold, warm…
August 1, 2019
Sustainability Q. Approximately what percentage of the time that you do laundry do you use cold, warm, and hot water? Please consider the temperature used for the main wash cycle? 44% say they wash their laundry in cold water 50% or more of the time that they do laundry.  30% say they wash their laundry in warm water 50% or more of the time that they do laundry. 23% say they wash their laundry in hot water 50% or more of the time that they do laundry. Q. How often do you rinse dishes in the…
March 6, 2023
Q. When you first moved to college, how prepared were you for cleaning on your own? 28% said completely prepared 35% said very prepared 28% said somewhat prepared 6% said not very prepared 3% said not at all prepared Q. Which of the following, if any, are preventing you from keeping your dorm or room clean? 53% said lack of motivation 50% said lack of time 19% said roommate(s) get in the way 15% said they don’t have the cleaning supplies they need 9% said they don’t know the right way to…
July 22, 2022
Read Press Release Q. How often, if ever, do you or someone in your household engage in spring cleaning? 78% Every year 8% Every other year 5% Every few years 3% Less often than every few years 7% I never spring clean Q. For which of the following reasons do you not spring clean? (asked among those who never spring clean)  40% My home doesn’t look dirty 39% I’d rather spend my time doing other things 13% I don’t have enough time   7% I don’t know how to spring cleanQ. Which of the following…
March 3, 2020
Data: Spring Cleaning Concerns, Priorities and Reasons Why People Don’t Spring Clean; Plus ACI’s Five-Step Plan for Easy Spring Cleaning 2020 ACI National Cleaning Survey Topline Springtime Results: 78% of Households Spring Clean Every Year, Prioritizing Bedrooms, Closets, Kitchens & Family Rooms 78% of Adults Agree that on a Typical Day, They'd Like Their Homes to be Cleaner Dirtiest Spots: Windows, Floors, Toilets, Shelves Summary of Key…
March 3, 2020
70% of Americans find that cleaning gives them a sense of accomplishment 60% of Americans are more attracted to their partner when they take the initiative to clean their home Learn More on ACI’s 2024 Cleaning Survey Results During this National Cleaning Week Nearly 9 in 10 Americans (87%) feel their best, both mentally and physically, when they have a clean home, according to survey data released by the American Cleaning Institute (ACI). During National…
March 20, 2024