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MAIL ONLINE, APRIL 22, 2019
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Norwich has the dirtiest homes in the UK with just 35% saying they bothered to keep their homes clean and tidy, study finds

  • The 65 per cent remainder in the city said they would happily let dust gather
  • Norwich was followed by Cambridge, Edinburgh, Brighton and Belfast, in order
  • Sheffield was cleanest city, with 94 per cent saying they constantly cleaned

Norwich has the dirtiest homes in the UK, a study has found.

A nationwide poll found that just 35 per cent of people living in the city said they bothered to keep their homes clean and tidy.

The remainder said they would happily let dust gather. Norwich was closely followed by Cambridge, Edinburgh, Brighton and Belfast, in that order.

At the other end of the scale, Sheffield was deemed the cleanest city, with 94 per cent of those polled saying they were constantly cleaning their home.

It was followed by Oxford, Leicester, Manchester and London.

The study also found that the average British householders spends £3,048 over the course of the year doing up their home and dedicates 108 hours to doing DIY.

Online lending firm Zopa polled 2,000 households and also found that Britons spend an average of eight hours a week doing housework.

And of those who employ cleaners, a third tidy up before the housekeepers arrive.

Signs that you are house proud were said to include touching up scuff marks on the wall, ironing bedsheets, shampooing carpets, buying fresh flowers, placing scented candles around the home and doing a spring clean every year.