*** eBay predicts the UK’s biggest spring clean this Easter as Britons choose to stay at home ***
This Easter holiday eBay predicts that Brits are set to ditch their holidays and embark on one enormous spring clean . eBay.co.uk has seen requests for cleaning household products such as brooms, floor polishers, vacuum cleaners, dusters and storage boxes increase by as much as 400% compared to this time last year, as Britons prepare to spruce up their homes and clear out their clutter. Demand for popular cleaning goods has seen sales of vacuums increase by 388%, dusters by 380% and floor polishers by 233%. Not surprisingly, for handling all the muck, sales of cleaning gloves have increased by 478%.
Customers are also turning to eBay to sell their unwanted goods. The five of the most popular items which have seen a marked increase in listings over the past two weeks are:
- Baby Clothes (73%)
- Carpets (64%)
- Sofas (58%)
- Curtains (54%)
- Shoes (44%)
Jeremy Paterson, director of homes and gardens, eBay.co.uk says, “Easter is historically a busy DIY time in the UK, and this one looks to be the busiest yet. As more and more people are choosing to stay at home, we predict there will be a marked increase in listings and sales over the Easter period. People are getting ready to clean their homes, sort through their unwanted items and sell these on eBay.”
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