A Spanish influencer who has lived in the United Kingdom for more than a decade criticized the British for their poor hygiene habits.
Carmen Agraz, originally from Andalusia, complained that people in Britain are simply not clean enough.
The influencer, who has 95,700 followers on Instagram, recalled the moment she realized that people in the United Kingdom have different hygiene habits than those in Spain.
Carmen explained that when she moved into her new flat in the UK she was told it had been cleaned by a professional team, but was horrified to find traces of ketchup and hair on the carpet.
Spanish influencer Carmen Agraz (pictured) criticizes the British for having poor hygiene habits
When Carmen called her landlord to ask about housekeeping, she was stunned when she was told she should change her expectations.
She said: “I was told my standards of cleanliness were very high.”
Carmen went on to explain the cases that bothered her.
“I knew the previous tenant who lived here had ketchup (because) there were traces of it on the furniture,” he said.
Another thing that surprised Carmen was the UK’s love for carpeted floors.
When she moved in, she quickly realized that “the previous tenant was a redhead” because she found the matted carpet floor full of red hair.
The influencer moved to the UK from her hometown of Andalusia, but was disappointed by the cleanliness of the UK.
Carmen explained that she would have liked to return to Spain, but she fell in love with a British citizen
The content creator regularly shares photos of herself enjoying the sights of the United Kingdom on social media.
Although Carmen now lives in the UK, she still travels to Spain from time to time, including to attend festivals.
The influencer ended up having to do a deep cleaning of the place before she could settle in.
She would like to return to her home in Córdoba, Andalusia, but something is stopping her.
She explained in her Instagram bio: “I wanted to go back to Spain, but I fell in love with an Englishman.”
It comes after an Australian mother was left baffled when she noticed her British friends using plastic buckets to wash their clothes.
The confused mother took to a popular cleaning group on Facebook to ask about the “strange” habit.
‘Why do Brits use a plastic container in the kitchen sink?’ she questioned.
The Spanish influencer, who has 95,700 followers on Instagram, said she first realized that Britons have poor hygiene habits when she moved into her new flat.
The influencer shares snaps of her enjoying a holiday away from the UK and under the tropical sun.
Carmen, who has lived in the UK for over a decade, also complains about the UK’s love of rugs.
The influencer, who enjoys holidays outside the UK, said she had to deep clean her apartment when she first moved in, even though it had been professionally cleaned.
And people were quick to comment, pointing out that it’s a habit from the days when houses “only had a sink.”
“I’m Scottish, but we use the sink so we can throw things down the sink without all the water spilling out of the sink,” she said.
Another added that it makes rinsing easier.
“There’s nothing more annoying than doing dishes and having to rinse something dirty in the water,” said one woman.
“Usually when the tea remains are emptied from the many teacups.”
An Australian woman who had lived in England for years said this is because English people tend to keep their washing machines in the kitchen.
“The sink is considered like the laundry room, people don’t think they should use it to wash kitchen and clothes,” he said.
Since moving, the influencer has shared content across the UK, including London’s Tower Bridge.
When the influencer moved into her new apartment in the United Kingdom, she was disappointed to find red hairs matted on the carpet.
The influencer regularly shares updates about her lifestyle on her Instagram page, which has the bio: “I wanted to go back to Spain, but I fell in love with an Englishman.”
The influencer recommended that her followers travel to the Cotswolds (where she appears in the photo) if they visit the United Kingdom.
Another said she always did it to “save water.”
“It’s to save water, plus soapy water is good for plants because it keeps insects away,” added another.
And apparently it’s hard to get rid of the habit.
“I still use it in Australia, much to everyone’s amusement.”
Others said Australians should accept the trick and use the water in their gardens.
One woman, who uses a gray water hose from her washing machine to water her lawn, said she managed to get green grass during the last major droughts.
‘Drought is expected after the floods of recent years. We all need to reduce, reuse and recycle more.”
But many others disagree.
‘My in-laws in the UK do this and I hate it. Every time we stay there I want to clean and look forward to removing the bathtub every time. They say it is cleaner and more hygienic than washing in the sink,” added one woman.