Have you ever wondered what the perfect time and duration of vacuum cleaning are? Have you ever wanted to know how other people from different countries and cultures use the appliance and how they clean up their homes best? Well, there has been an around-the-globe survey on vacuum cleaning which will finally answer those questions. The most extensive study on vacuum cleaning tells us everything we need to know about the habits when using the appliance: is it liked or not by housekeepers, how often it is used, what makes nations mad when vacuuming, etc. The survey includes 28000 participants from 23 countries, including Great Britain, Germany, China, Japan, Australia, the US and others, and Electrolux carries it out.
Some of the most exciting statistics show the following things. When cleaning, 89% of the people spare less than an hour, and 43% of them even less than thirty minutes. Koreans are the ones using the vacuum cleaner most often. 11% vacuum several times daily, and 29% clean up once daily. The citizens of Brazil and Portugal spare most time for vacuum cleaning – average between one and two hours per cleaning. While cleaning, people most often listen to music (36%) and first among the nations are Columbians (67%) and Mexicans (66%). The most annoying element of vacuum cleaning remains the noise – 36% of the countries are irritated by it.
There are also patterns in the clothes which people wear while vacuuming. The highest percentage (69%) of the countries wear everyday clothes while cleaning. 4% of the people respond that they wear only underwear when using the vacuum cleaner, and 2% admit that they clean without having any clothes on. Regarding the time they fulfil their domestic activity, 38% of the questioned people answered that they prefer morning cleaning, and only 9% do it in the evenings.
The global survey does not only show the patterns in domestic cleaning but also the needs of consumers. “As a leader in the production of domestic appliances, Electrolux works actively in the direction of development and innovations. The results from the survey indicate how various the needs of consumers are and how important it is to us to understand and follow them. The desires of our customers for us are the key engine for developing new products which meet their needs and expectations,” – the company shares.