It’s Molly Maid’s favorite time of year – spring cleaning season! And just as most Americans are excited that the weather is becoming a little warmer and a little sunnier, many of us are gearing up to get ready for the annual spring cleaning ritual.
Molly Maid did a little research of our own and discovered America’s top 10 messiest cities. So if you live in one of these cities, you may need to an extra mop or two.
To determine which city led the pack, we ranked cities based on the total number of cleans performed by our nearly 500 locally owned and operated businesses across the country.
Here are Molly Maid’s 10 cities most in need of a deep clean, from the least to most messy:
10. Orlando, Fla.
9. Denver, Colo.
8. Seattle, Wash.
7. San Diego, Calif.
6. Atlanta, Ga.
5. Dallas, Texas
4. San Antonio, Texas
3. Charlotte, N.C.
2. Austin, Texas
1. Houston, Texas
“Houston takes the top spot in our evaluation of messiest homes, but residents shouldn’t be discouraged by our tongue-in-cheek ranking,” Molly Maid President Meg Roberts said. “With cleaning tips from the pros and little elbow grease, the entire country can be spotless this spring.”
Meg suggests prioritizing rooms and cleaning while resolve is high for spring cleaning success.
The kitchen, family room and bathrooms are the most dreaded and typically require the most work, so approach each space systematically by first clearing clutter, dusting and scrubbing from top-to-bottom and left-to-right, followed by sweeping.