Women Enjoy the Dirty Work of Keeping Their Home Clean

Most of you know that I’ve teamed up with Scrubbing Bubbles to reveal the dirt behind why, how and when women clean as we go through different life experiences. I know I personally clean differently as a mom – than when I was a college student. It’s interesting how women think about cleaning.
According to recent survey findings from the Scrubbing Bubbles Dirty Work Index, 68 percent of women enjoy cleaning their homes and 64 percent say they can’t relax if their home isn’t clean.
Also, 85 percent of women say they clean their homes mostly for themselves rather than for guests (56 percent) for children (55 percent) for their husbands or significant others (43 percent).

Do you clean for yourself? I confess I definitely do major cleanups when we are expecting guests so they won’t know how crazy and chaotic my house sometimes looks behind the scenes. (Think dirty dishes piled in the sink as I wait to load the dishwasher because I haven’t unloaded from the day before!)
But at the end of the day, I really clean for myself because I feel less stressed and relaxed if I am coming home to a clean home and space. A messy home really makes me feel like I’ve lost control and I find nothing more stressful than a total mess. However, cleaning is one of those things I CAN control – whether it is doing the dishes, wiping down the bathroom sinks, or recruiting my kids to make their beds and pick up all those toys that find a way to migrate into every room of the house!
What are your thoughts on cleaning and how has it changed throughout the years? Share your thoughts on the Scrubbing Bubbles Facebook page and Scrubbing Bubbles Twitter page @ScrubbingBubble!

* This post is sponsored by Scrubbing Bubbles®, but my review and opinions are my own.
About Colleen Padilla

Colleen Padilla, the founder and editor of ClassyMommy.com lives in the Philly suburbs and is a full time mom for her 2 children, Mackenzie (7) and Kyle (5). Colleen and the Classy Mommy website have been featured on Fox News, Good Morning America, The New York Times, Parenting Magazine, The New York Post, local Philadelphia ABC, CBS, and NBC programs. Colleen has appeared in a TV special about Alpha Moms on South Korea’s NBC affiliate SBS. She also co-authored The Digital Mom Handbook (HarperCollins).


  1. Ma_james says:

    A messy home, is always expected when there are kids around, that is but normal. But try to have a home designed for a nursery room or a playroom for your playful kids. You can browse a free Interior Designs Online for you to choose.

  2. Awesome work once again! Thanks a lot!

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