Spring is here and that means it's time to get cleaning. While many people engage in this annual home cleanse, there are many varying degrees to how we all approach the task. To sidle our curiosity, Clorox recently sponsored an online survey with 1,015 adults to learn just exactly how American approach cleaning. As expected, the results were seriously fascinating.
The fact that didn't surprise us at all? Scrubbing toilets is the chore most Americans would give up if they could. One that did? The majority of men thought they created the most mess in the home, while the majority of women believed their children created the most. Makes you stop and think about expected gender roles and child care in America, right?
For those who do engage in spring cleaning, the results come with a lot of relief. Close to a third of people feel like they can finally kick back and relax and 38% feel a sense of accomplishment once their chores are complete. It totally makes sense too. We count ourselves in the 37% that need to clean in order to maintain their sanity. However a whopping 54% struggle to work up the motivation to get started and 40% have trouble making time to get everything done. Since really finishing that deep clean takes two to five days for most people, we totally get their plight.