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Children are More Creative in a Clean Workspace, According to Clorox

New research from the Clorox brand indicates that when workspaces are clean children complete homework…

  • September 18, 2019

New research from the Clorox brand indicates that when workspaces are clean children complete homework faster (50%), are more creative (30%) and better at problem solving (25%).

From the classroom to the kitchen counter, and from the sidelines of the game to a seat on the school bus, kids work and play in countless locations throughout the day.

How Do Clean Spaces Serve as a Springboard for Creativity?

To discover the connection between clean spaces, focus and creativity, Clorox conducted a nationwide survey among 1,000 U.S. adults with children currently in K-12 along with a two-day study with school-aged children performing the same tasks in either a clean or messy space.

Survey results indicated:

Roughly 8 in 10 parents say their children are more productive and accomplish their homework more efficiently when their desk is clean.

Over three in four parents agree that when their child’s desk or workspace is clean, he or she is more productive (83%), more creative (77%) and less stressed (77%).

Two-thirds (66%) agree that their child makes better grades when their desk or workspace is clean.

52% of children complete their homework at their desk, 22% on the counter, and 8% in their bedroom.

Results from the study indicated that children are more creative and productive when working in a clean environment. For both activities, children spent more time-on-task and were less distracted in the clean room.

Additionally, they maintained better focus on completing their activities in contrast to those in the messy room who consistently stopped mid-activity.

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