September 22, 2022

Turks ‘very meticulous’ in the household: report

ISTANBUL

Turks are deeply meticulous in house cleaning compared to other countries, a global study that surveys people’s cleaning habits and behaviors has shown.

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Dyson, a British technology company, conducted a “global dust study” with 12,309 participants from 11 countries around the world, and Turkey was included in the research for the first time this year.

Research shows that two out of five people living in Turkey clean their homes five to seven times a week, and four out of five people do a deep and thorough cleaning at least once a month.

It also reveals that people are very worried about the hygiene of their homes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and those who are the most worried in the world about it live in Turkey.

While 46% of participants think they clean their house more often than before the pandemic, the highest rate in this regard again belongs to the Turks with 66%.

Looking at the research in general terms, it turns out that Turks are more responsive to cleaning than participants from other countries.

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Some 44% of respondents said they were only motivated to clean when their home was dusty or there was visible dust and grime on the floor.

While 56% of participants viewed cleaning as a routine activity, 29% said they were most concerned about dust and pollen bringing dust and pollen into their home from outside.

According to the study, people living in China, France and the UK attach more importance to drying their clothes before entering their homes.

Nearly 66% of Turks say they change their clothes as soon as they enter their homes.

When asked what type of dust bothered them the most, 37% of participants worldwide said there was dust “on the ground”, while 27% said dust “in the air”.

Some 28% of participants from Turkey said they were bothered by dust on floors, while 35% said dust in the air bothered them the most, the report noted.

Turks see dust as a factor affecting their health and 43% want to eliminate dust in their homes to create a healthy environment for everyone. But despite all these results, we see that they do not have enough information on the dust content and on the conditions and the environment in which the mites reproduce.

Nearly two out of three Turkish respondents care about vacuuming their sofas, 45% their baseboards, 21% their beds and 13% their curtains or blinds.

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It is also found that 60% of people living in Turkey have more than one vacuum cleaner, and the United States follows Turkey with 45%, according to the research.