The energy provider found that the annual spring clean takes half a day (12 hours) in Scotland – one hour longer than the average UK figure.
This vigorous workout will result in homeowners in Scotland burning up an average of 627 calories.
This is more than 1 hour of hiking and even more than the average 10k run.
The research, conducted on a sample 2000 homeowners in February, found that Scotland remains a house-proud nation, with nearly two thirds of the population undertaking a spring clean.
Glasgow, the tidiest Scottish city in the study, spends over 13 hours on the yearly clean-up, more than double that of the quickest cleaners in Oxford, who spend just over 5 hours.
Scotland’s biggest city was behind Cardiff and Southampton in terms of time spent spring cleaning. Meticulous homeowners in Norwich topped the list, spending on average 15 hours on the seasonal clear-out.
Jacqueline Stewart, Scottish Gas smart energy expert commented: “The annual spring clean is a national tradition and our findings show that we well and truly live up to our reputation of being a house proud nation.”
Top five spring cleaning calorie burners:
Hoovering - 39 minutes - 126 calories
Scrubbing the oven - 34 minutes - 108 calories
Polishing - 32 minutes - 100 calories
Mopping - 23 minutes - 73 calories
Washing clothes - 58 minutes - 66 calories
There is no longer a gender difference when it comes to tackling cleaning, with both men and woman sharing the load this year. Nationally the average clean will consume £0.57p worth of energy per person.