Friday, February 24, 2012

How Do You Divvy Up the Dirty Work? (#Giveaway)

Do you find yourself keeping score when it comes to chores in your home?  Like most married couples, my husband and I struggle not to get in a situation where we track who does what and assume that we are each doing more than our fair share.


Since we know that things are never 50/50, I was interested to see the findings of a recent study from Scrubbing Bubbles (called the Dirty Work Index™ survey), where they examine the difference between men and women's attitudes towards household chores.  Some of the most fascinating facts are being shared via the Scrubby Solutions Facebook tab -- complete with video commentary from John Gray of "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus" fame.

Here is just one surprising fact from the study:
When it comes to cleaning, women think they do it all. In fact, 58 percent of women say it’s their “job” to clean, and a quarter (25 percent) of all women feels as if they are the cleaning “leader” in their homes. Conversely, more than half of women confided that they want more overall help from their partner or spouse, but 38 percent don’t trust them to meet their standards of cleanliness.
Would you have guessed?

To learn more facts and participate in the discussion, be sure to visit the Scrubby Solutions tab, as well as check out tools for getting it clean via the Scrubbing Bubbles website!

Wanna Win?  We are giving one lucky reader an assortment of Scrubbing Bubbles Extend-A-Clean products: Active Scrub, Bathroom Cleaner, and Mega Shower Foamer.  To be entered to win, just tell us tell us how you handle the chores in your home! You have until March 10th at 11:59 pm CST to get your entries in, and winners will be randomly selected from all eligible entries. You may enter every day and we will pick one winner at random from all eligible entries. (Please answer the question for the first entry. Each entry after that can be "enter me.") This giveaway is open to U.S. residents ages 18+. See our full rules here.

Don't forget to enter our other blog giveaways while you're here!

110 comments :

Amanda said...

Me and my parents share the chores. So we get it done faster like that.

Sweetlikecandy1688 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

We have a chore chart so everyone helps out.

Desiree Dunbar
desireedunbar@hotmail.com

Jennifer said...

I have an app that helps keep me on track. It similar to Fly Lady and I love it!

Jennifer W
justwedeminute@cox.net

Amber said...

It's all me, so I just knock them out, usually while my son is napping

kathy pease said...

our family shares the chores and everyone pitches in but sometime they need a little push

Janice said...

enter me (3/9)

Sue D said...

enter me

Anonymous said...

3/9 entry

~eunice b
tigergal01 @gmail .com

cdziuba said...

EVERYONE pitches in, there's no way I can do it all myself

Lona728 said...

I am the one who does all the chores. I will sometimes give the kids something to do to help me out though.
Lona728@ yahoo dot com

Kim C. said...

I do majority of the chores, but my husband helps out sometimes
xxkimhcxx at gmail dot com

Renee said...

enter me 3-9

Renee said...

Where did the rest of the comments go?? I've been entering every day.

Anonymous said...

Enter me 3/9

Ger

Mtlgrl4evr said...

Everybody pitches in so we can work together to get all of the chores done. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Tandt625 at hotmail dot com

Jennifer Paige said...

I do 99% of the cleaning around the house, I dont mind :)

nippytay at gmail dot com

Emmy Coffee said...

I just do everything!
If I'm lucky, someone else will take out the garbage or do the dishes.
IF I'M LUCKY!

Anonymous said...

I do most of the chores, but my hubby helps. I try to do them in rotations (every two weeks vacuum, every week clean bathrooms, every month baseboards, etc) so I don't feel like I'm cleaning constantly
Maizuru@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I usually do major chores when everyone is home on Saturday and things like dusting and vaccuming during the week. JD

SamneneD@aol.com

daivabaum said...

Most of the chores are still just on my shoulders because my kids are small. I do try to involve them in a few simple tasks
poniabaum at gmail dot com

Brittany Boardley Renaldi said...

I do almost everything. What my husband does do I end up doing it again.
britibee@gmail.com

carole said...

my husband THINKS he is helping but only makes my work harder

Anonymous said...

enter me!!!!!!!!

Jen H said...

I do a quick pick up & sweep daily in the house & do the big clean on the weekends when the kids go to their dads

myfirstbaby said...

For the most part I do all the chores. My lil girl has a few chores and she really enjoys doing her laundry!

mhcommet (at) yahoo (dot) com

Jo said...

I do most of the housework
jofo120 at yahoo dot com

Aunt Maggie Rocks said...

I do everything except the vacuuming and taking out the trash. The worst part? Doing dishes!!! I'd clean my bathroom all day to avoid doing a load of dishes!

Maggie Armstrong
maggie(at)pdclarion(dot)com

janetfaye said...

Enter me.


janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

I do most of the chores and my family helps me on the weekend.


janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

missrantsypants said...

I have a list, and I do it!
clarkmurdock@yahoo.com
Melanie MOntgomery

Missy L said...

My kids have a chore chart and do well on it. I know that I'm most productive in the mornings so I try to push and get as much done in the morning as I can. It still feels like our house is always messy.

Sue Bunting said...

suebunting1977@gmail.com All three of us keep working till the chores are all done. So we spend the same amount of time doing chores even if the number of chores each one does is different.

Mellanhead said...

I do the heavy cleaning once a week (usually sunday) and then do light cleanine once a day

mellanhead74 at hotmail.com

Sylvia said...

On the weekends I try do catch up with laundry and any other chores that need to be done. During the week, my husband keeps up with the minor housework like dishes and cooking.

sylver_1982@yahoo.com

bkeg said...

We handle the chores in our house by dividing up the chores. Hubby does the floors and dusts. I clean bathrooms & laundry.

fooks213(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

I hate doing house work, but it has to be done so I do it. The one thing I hate the most is cleaning the bathroom. That is the pits, but again it has to be done so I do it. I thought that if I could win this Scrubbing Bubbles prizes it would help me feel a little better about myself as I clean the toilet. Ack!

Anonymous said...

Enter me please! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Enter me please! Thank you for offering us the chance to win!

corey1971 said...

As a single dad, I pretty much do it all myself! (Corey Olomon)(olomon@hotmail.com)

bigbossross1 said...

We buy our cleaning products in bulk. My wife and I divide the projects in half.

sweepsking35 at yahoodotcom

Breanne said...

I do everything myself

bmweida at yahoo dot com

Ashley T. said...

I do it myself

ajoy1332 at yahoo dot com

Yona Williams said...

I let my sweetie do it. Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

Amanda said...

Enter me

Sweetlikecandy1688 at gmail dot com

Karen said...

I live alone, so I do all the chores. Thanks for the giveaway.

President(dot)peaches(at)hotmail(dot)com

hussagain said...

I have 3 kids and myself to do the chores....and sometimes (usually) it's just me...and I do them all in one sweep on on day.

jenblizzard said...

I have no choice but to do ALL the chores myself, includint the yard work. HOwever the yard work I enjoy so I don't think of it as a chore. I do have the kids that have to maintain their rooms but the remainder of the house is ALL mine! I am now starting the Spring Cleaning so this would really come in handy!
Thanks for the opp!

Marija said...

We have a chore chart that changes every week, so everyone helps out with a little something.

marija.majerle at gmail dot com

Sue D said...

enter me
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Janice said...

enter me (3/10)

m8usi@yahoo.com

dht04001 said...

i just attack the house cleaning on full force every sunday and just do everything, and let it get messy all week haha
daniellex at gmail dot com

Diana said...

I try to do a room a day
hrddiana556@gmail.com

cdziuba said...

daily entry

carolpie said...

I do all the cleaning myself.
spcale at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Enter me 3/10

Ger

Abby said...

We have a chore chart in my house... But I am usually the one who ends up doing everything ♥ The joys of motherhood ♥

Thanks for the chance
abbygabbie@hotmail.com

Renee said...

enter me 3-10

Robin Blankenship said...

I do most of it but there are a few things we divide amongst the kids

robinblankenship@gmail.com

kathy pease said...

enter me 3/10

BethElderton said...

I just take a deep breath and get it done.
bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

aliciaz said...

We write the chores on small slips of paper. The kids draw one out each day and that is the chore that they do! alicia82277@yahoo.com

Unknown said...

We all share the cleaning but some things do go to one person: Mom likes to dust, Dad does laundry, Mom doesnt mind ironing, Dad cleans the kitchen, everyone pitches in on bathrooms, vacuuming, etc. This prize package would help keep us clean :) Stephanie email: teacher2b@charter.net

Anonymous said...

The way I "handle" bathroom chores has changed since my newly-married days.

In the early days of my marriage, my approach was to not clean it, and see how long it took my hubby to feel like he must...that didn't work. My resolve wore thin as the mildew accumulated on the bathtub, and the ring around the toilet made me gag...

Now, after 15 years, I realize that I must clean the bathroom, but in exchange, I get a man who will do the dishes, cook great dinners part of the time, and clean up the living room. He is a good man, and pretty-satisfactorily house trained, as far as men go...

;D RJ
gallerhea@yahoo.com

RebaFan said...

I do the cleaning myself and I have certain days that I do certain chores

Naomi Sturgis said...

I handle the cleaning and chores in my house mainly bymyself! I try to keep up on everything by cleaning, picking up, and putting things away when ever I can. At least once a week I fully attack my home and do a deep scrubbing of all bathrooms, showers, kitchen, floors, and windows! Some days I slack though and things can get dirty and at that point I really who somebody else pitches in a bit!
Naomi
lovetogive123 at gmail dot com

Jackie said...

Please enter me 3/10
Thanks!
jackievillano at gmail dot com

Iliana Reyes said...

My mom does the cooking, my dad the laundry, and me everything else!

rocky.mart@yahoo.com

Jessica P said...

We split up the cleaning, though my mom likes to do most of the work. jessicapeeling@yahoo.com

helpful heather said...

I live alone so I try not to be too messy and do everything myself!

heather.loftus@aol.com

karenb834 said...

enter me

karenb834atyahoo.com

Kristin said...

I try (and I stress TRY) to keep a routine. Space out the chores throughout the week so I can get stuff done in a regular fashion without getting overwhelmed. All the laundry done and put away in one day, vacuum/mop floors/clean bathroom another day, etc. I try. LOL.

wowknk at gmail dot com

Gale said...

We have "The Blitz" - 15 minutes of rapid cleaning of a common room by the whole family, while music is played. Other than that the chores are fairly haphazard, unfortunately.

amy16323 said...

my husband the kids and me split the chores
amy16323(at)gmail(dot)com

Beauty To Love said...

-We shares the chores

Email: starseeds88 (at) yahoo dot com
THANKS!! :)

Beauty To Love said...

Enter Me (THANKS!)

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THANKS!! :)

WWillows6 said...

I'm the primary person cleaning in my home but my children have their own chores they must complete daily.
lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

Angela H said...

I do most myself during the week. My fiance sweeps and dusts on weekends.

thisisme79 @ gmail dot com

Barbara said...

My husband and I share the chores.

Amber Barrera said...

enter me

Emily said...

I have the kids help, but I do most all of the chores.
lovemuffin_em@hotmail.com

barb hunt said...

Thanks for the great contest!
bahjeep@aol.com

twocuff said...

enter me!
twocuff(at)precisionvarminting(dot)com

traciet said...

we divide the chores and rotate the chores, tracietrump@yahoo.com

RJ said...

My daughter & I split the chores as my husband works long hours.

rjwhiggins@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Everyone pitches in to get the chores done wilcarvic
[at]gmail[dot[com]]

one frugal lady said...

I clean one room a day!
onecheaplady@yahoo.com

Candie L said...

My boys are saving up for a very expensive toy, so I pawn as much as I can on them. Thank you

candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

Theresa N. said...

Everybody gets a turn from cooking to cleaning.
Theresa N
weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

Tamar said...

I give them to my husband to do :-P

tamarsweeps at gmail [dot.com

latanya said...

my husband and I split the chores

dlatany at gmail dot com

Ruth Madewell said...

Our whole family works together to clean the house!

Cheri Anne said...

I handle chores by doing them a room at a time. For instance, one day I will focus on the kitchen and the next day I will focus on the bathroom. It keeps me from being overwhelmed.

Andi said...

I do almost all of the cleaning and my husband does the dishes. It's the only chore I can't stand.

cochina1414 at yahoo dot com

Charity/CC said...

I clean everything by myself.


ccboobooy at gmail dot com

Sweetsillysara said...

I take care of all of the cleaning, not because I have to, but because I love my family and want them to have a clean home!
sarasarasweet@aol.com

jadavis said...

I'm the only one in my house so I try to do a little bit every day.
Jadavis42@students.tntech.edu

daveshir2005 said...

My husband and I share the chores so it doesn't get too overwhelming.

daveshir2005@yahoo.com

Vance Creve said...

I do most of the chores. Sometimes I give my husband the outsde chores but he has a bad habit of mowing my plants or pulling what he considers to be weeds but are really flowers

alliana88m AT yahoo DOT com

ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

I do just about everything myself! Even when someone esle do anything..I go behind them because I am a perfectionist!
zestywonderland@gmail.com

brianpiero said...

Thanks for the giveaway...we try to "clean as we go", keeping the house clean by breaking down the jobs into discrete parts that we do each day i.e. vacuuming every other day, etc.

senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

Atreau said...

I do mostly everything myself but break it up to make it easy on myself.

AndreaH said...

I usually do the chores during the weekend, splitting them up into 2 days. Sometimes I just do the laundry throughout the week though. My husband helps out with the vacuuming and picking up things and usually does most of the cooking and unloads the dishwasher for me.

AndreaH
davandihamilton (at) gmail (dot) com

Kim C. said...

enter me!

slehan said...

I divvy them up between ME, MYSELF AND I.
Thanks for the contest.

purango said...

Weeeeeeeeeell its me. My husband "helps." garrettsambo@aol.com

Gianna said...

I do them and do a lot daily.

Janice said...

enter me (last day)

m8usi@yahoo.com

wallindeb said...

"enter me."
wallindeb@yahoo.com

 
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