3 out of 5 Aussies judge friends on their toilets

AUSSIES have high standards when it comes to cleanliness, with almost 3 in 5 (57%) admitting to judging friends on the state of their toilet.

On top of this, 51% of Aussies would even opt to 'hold on' if a friend's toilet is dirty, according to new research.

Bref, the company behind the research, has just launched here in Australia.

As one of the most hated household chores, half the nation (51%) avoids the dreaded toilet clean, going so far as preferring to go to work (37%), have dinner with their in-laws (21%) or visit the dentist (19%) than get to work scrubbing the toilet.

However as much as we avoid it, toilet cleaning is a necessary evil, with Australians spending a begrudging 116.3 million hours a year cleaning the loo.

Research also revealed a generational shift when it comes to household chores with Australians now spending 40 hours less each year cleaning than previous generations. More than 3 in 5 (63%) acknowledge being less house-proud than their parents, of which 62% prioritise other things before housework.

This generational shift has been brought to life by comedian, singer and radio presenter Em Rusciano in a tongue in cheek film, 'Tips for a Happy Home with Em Rusciano'. Partnering
with Bref, Rusciano shows how savvy modern people fare in a conservative 1950's domestic world.

Although we spend fewer hours cleaning, we're crafty folk, tidying our house quickly to give the illusion of cleanliness. 88% of Australians employ quick tricks to keep their house looking as superficially clean as possible before guests arrive, including hiding their mess behind closed doors (53%) and making sure their toilet is spick and span (59%).

And what would we do if we didn't have to spend so much time cleaning?

Bref research reveals that if the average Australian had an extra hour saved from cleaning, they would opt for some down time, with 33% wanting to read a book and a quarter (27%) choosing to spend it having sex.

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