The credit crunch will add extra fervour to spring cleaning this year, sending it to an all-time high.
So predicts Quotatis, the online service that connects householders with local service providers. The company says that while people use this time of year to clear up and clear out, this spring credit crunch fears are prompting them to do even more to improve their homes. It is already reporting a 15% rise in the number of requests it has received compared to last year.
“We always expect to see a slight uplift in business at this time of year,” said managing director Derek Vaughan. “Spring is traditionally a popular time for people to focus on their homes as they feel energised and rejuvenated after winter. But this year will be different as spring cleaning is no longer just about pulling on the Marigolds.
“Talk of a looming recession is impacting the way in which people think about their homes. Fewer and fewer of us are thinking of selling up and moving house. Instead, we’re seeing our current properties as long-term investments. As such, our homes need taking care of.”