Remember when you were a kid, and your trick for cleaning your room fast was just shoving everything under your bed? Apparently, that carries over into adulthood. The average American admits to using 5 different “cleaning shortcuts.” The most common one is air freshener. 40% of people say they’ll just spray it, rather than cleaning the root cause of the smell. 37% will light a candle to mask all the bad odors. Other “shortcuts” include: Making the bed but leaving the room a mess . . . and packing clutter into a closet or cupboard. Not surprisingly, young adults use the most shortcuts. 72% of all people say their cleaning routine has improved as they’ve gotten older. And 60% have adopted new cleaning habits since the start of the pandemic.