'Seven in ten British too busy to tidy up their homes'

British home

Millions of British families live in homes they would describe as a pigsty - because they are too busy to clean, according to a new study.

Researchers found seven in 10 Brits are unable to find the time to take care of everyday chores such as vacuuming, dusting and cleaning the bathroom.

And a messy 57 per cent of people even admitted they are times when they would describe their home as a pigsty because they never have a chance to tidy it up, the 'Daily Mail' reported.

More than one in five have even refused to let people into their home because it was in such a mess.

The study of 2,000 people by a UK-based cleaning product firm found 63 per cent don't think their home is as clean as they would like it to be, with half of those blaming this on being too busy to clean.

Another 39 per cent simply don't like cleaning while 21 per cent don't think they are very good at it.

And almost a quarter said they've got better things to do than worry about the state of their house.

Forty-two per cent have never cleaned their home from top to bottom, and, even those who have admitted it's an average of almost five months since they last did this.

More than one in 10 owned up to not cleaning their bathroom for at least a month while the same number admitted it's been a year or more since they did some ironing.

Ten per cent haven't washed clothes in a month, and the same number haven't got the vacuum cleaner out once over the past four weeks.

Almost one in 10 also said they haven't used a duster in their home for at least six months, while one in 20 admitted it's been at least a year since they mopped their floors.

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