Did you know...
1. In the UK and Australia the term "hoover" has long been colloquially synonymous with "vacuum cleaner" and the verb "to vacuum" (e.g., "you were hoovering the carpet"), referring to the Hoover Company's dominance during the early 20th century. Despite no longer being the top seller of vacuum cleaners in the UK, the term "hoover" has remained.
2. The cleaning industry throughout the UK has an average of 10 billion pounds turnover per year within public and private sectors.
3. The Numatic vacuum cleaner 'Henry' was launched in 1981 making it 37 years old.
5. The kitchen is the dirtiest room in your house.
6. The majority of dirt in the home comes from outside. Sweep and keep clean the outside areas and the inside will improve.
7. Most adults spend an average of 8 hours per week cleaning. The average woman spends 12,896 hours in their lifetime - cleaning.
8. Never use disinfectants to clean a refrigerator. The food inside will pick up the taste and odor of the cleaning solution. Warm soapy water works well and is a less harmful choice as well as a kitchen sanitiser.
9. Use newspaper to clean the windows of your house. It’s a lot cheaper than paper towels, and the ink is a polishing agent that won’t streak.
10. To freshen the air in your home, put a few drops of lemon juice in your vacuum bag when you change it. The fresh smell will spread throughout the house when you vacuum.
11. Cleaning for 2 hours burns 200 calories.
12. Iceland is the cleanest country in the world.
13. 70 - 80% of dust is dead skin cells.
14. Toilet paper was first used in 6th century A.D. China
15. 34% of people admit tidying their home before the hired contract cleaner arrives.