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Younger generations more likely to hire cleaners for their property

Younger people may be just as house-proud as their older counterparts, but do not appear to be as keen as doing the cleaning themselves. 

Research carried out by Serviceseeking found that 35 per cent of people from Generation Y would prefer to hire someone to do the relevant work for them. 

This demographic are also ten per cent more likely to hire a cleaner compared to their baby boomer parents. 

Generation Y - or Millennials - are the demographic succeeding Generation X and are typically thought of as being individuals born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s. 

Mortgage costs do not appear to be putting these people off finding the money to pay for help either, as homeowners are more likely to spend on cleaners than renters. 

Some 28 per cent of owners regularly bring someone in to do the cleaning, compared to 23 per cent of those who rent a property. 

One in five respondents to the survey said they spend in excess of $150 a month on their hired help, with almost 50 per cent going up to $50 a month. 

A few are even ready to splash out further, as four per cent said they spend at least $400 a month on their hired help.

Jeremy Levitt, chief executive officer of Serviceseeking, said the survey was reflective of the fact that younger people are living increasingly busy lifestyles. 

As a result of this kind of trend, they may feel time poor and therefore outsource everyday tasks like cleaning.

"Gone are the days when only the rich had a cleaner," he remarked. "It's so commonplace these days that we have more than 11,800 cleaning businesses registered on our site who quoted on 4,588 new cleaning jobs in the last month alone."

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