Man Up, Clean Up! (Giveaway ends 12/31/12)


I consider myself VERY blessed when it comes to my husband. Not only is he a kind, sweet and loving man with a great big heart, he also has a fantastic sense of humor AND he willingly helps me clean. If I ask him to scrub the toilet for me or clean the kitchen he’ll do it with no argument or hesitation.

Shh… I’ll let you in on a little secret too. We’ve been married 16+ years and I have only had to do the laundry ONCE. And even that one time I didn’t have to, I wanted to do it to surprise him. We live on the top floor condo and the laundry is in the basement. Aside from the fact carrying the laundry up and down the stairs is hard work, but my husband doesn’t want me in the basement for safety reasons. A couple of times strangers have been hanging out on our basement (once it was teenager partying and the other time was two men hanging out in the laundry room IN THE DARK late at night).

Needless to say my friends all ask me if my hubby could speak with their husband and encourage them to be more like him. He does have brothers but they are the polar opposite of him.

According to a 2011 study, men take on nearly 1/3 of household chores. Women do most of the work, but at least men are pitching in more and more. That same study also suggested that men sometimes exaggerate how much they really pitch in at home too.


Do men REALLY help out around the house that much? Or do they say they help out more then they actually do?

In order to bring this debate to the public and see what they had to say, Swiffer, a pioneer and innovator in cleaning, is asking men and women to talk about how chores are really divided. They also want to celebrate those men who are already doing their fair share with videos, e-cards and even PRIZES!

The campaign is called Man Up, Clean Up. You can find it on the Swiffer Facebook page (look for the Man Up, Clean Up” tab). You can also visit the app page,


The last time I visited the app page 93,854 men have “manned up” to cleaning. When you “man up” you are automatically entered to win prizes too.

You have to watch the videos. They are funny! I love the one called “A Guy’s Guide to Arranging Pillows”. 🙂

The e-cards are funny too. Feel free to send them to the men in your life.



Men don’t have to just clean for the ladies in their lives. They can do it for themselves too. After all, men should want their big screen TV to be dusted off so it looks it’s best for the big game, or keep their “man cave” clean for their friends who stop by.

There are plenty Products in the Swiffer line-up that offer a deep clean to pass even the closest of inspections include:

Swiffer 360° Dusters: Feature Dust-Lock Adhesive technology that combines textured dusting strips with thousands of dust locking fibers to clean better than a feather duster, even in tight places.

Swiffer WetJet Extra Power Pad: Has the scrubbing power of Mr. Clean Magic Eraser and powers through up to two times more dried-on dirt and grime with less effort than a mop and bucket.

Swiffer Sweeper: Allows you to sweep and mop with one simple tool using two types of cleaning cloths (wet & dry), and with Swiffer Sweeper’s 360° swivel head, you can get into hard-to-reach places, such as under the refrigerator, on the ceiling and even in corners and edges where brooms and mops can’t always go.

Swiffer SweeperVac: Combines the popular Swiffer Dry Cloth with the power of a cordless, rechargeable vacuum cleaner to clean up dirt and crumbs and sweep away pet hair.

To learn more about Swiffer products visit www.Swiffer.com. You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter.

Does the man in your life do his part to help clean up? Swiffer wants to know. Feel free to share your thoughts on Twitter using the hashtag #ManUpCleanUp. Be sure to include @Swiffer in the tweet so they can see it too.

Swiffer would like to send three winners a Swiffer Duster to help encourage the man in your life to Man Up, Clean Up.

This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on December 12, 2012 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winners will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winners will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please leave a comment on this post and tell me if the man (or men) in your life do their fair share when it comes to house cleaning, or do they need to Man Up, Clean Up?

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or additional entries won’t qualify.

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*I received free product samples in exchange for this post, however all opinions expressed are my own and are not influenced in any way. 


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Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.


  1. Nope the fiance doesnt do diddly squat except take the trash out and thats after I ask him a bunch of times lol. >.<

  2. Mya Murphy says:

    My man needs to man up. I know he works 12 hours, but NO EXCUSE on his days off. I suggest you get up and clean since you’re reading this 😛

  3. Tina Seagraves says:

    Oh Yes !! He does the dishes and the bathroom.. sometimes the litter box and laundry too..

  4. Kathy Donovan-Ellis says:

    I’m divorced so I’m the “man” of the house 🙂

  5. He does the dishes every night after dinner. That’s good enough for me!

  6. Man up, clean up hehee

  7. Tammy Horn says:

    Yes! I am blessed too with a very wonderful and helpful husband. He also loves the swiffer duster, he is the one who purchased one a long time ago and always uses it. I never have. He’s a good man!!

  8. My man… (son) does not do his part around the house.

  9. My husband is usually great about helping around the house but sometimes he needs to man up:p

  10. danielle lima says:

    my husband taked out the garbage and does dishes

  11. Anika Hughes says:

    My boyfriend is more of the cleaner. I am the one who needs step up in that department.

  12. Peggy Rydzewski says:

    I live alone right now soooo no

  13. I am a single mom so that’s make me the man of the house and I do all of the cleaning.

  14. i like cleaning

  15. Y husband cleans way more than I do. I am very lucky.

  16. He was not properly taught pre-me, but I’m tryin’! 🙂

  17. Kathryn Mackey says:

    I have a husband who helps out he is cleaner than me

  18. Missy Hamilton says:

    My man sure does help!! I think he might even clean better than me some days!! 🙂

  19. debbie jackson says:

    They need to man up at my house debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

  20. I need to get a man to man up and help me clean.

  21. NO HE DOES NOT DO HIS FAIR SHARE- dont get me started.

  22. Caitlin McClure says:

    I think he does 🙂

  23. They all need to man up and clean.

  24. my man needs to man up and clean

  25. Lindsay Durflinger says:

    Yes he does his share. He is wonderful.

  26. Stephanie Larison says:

    My husband will help, but I have to nag on him for a bit first lol.

  27. i do all the dishes…and we use alot of dishes

  28. Ann Fantom says:

    My husband needs to man up a little more, but he does help sometimes.

  29. Jennifer B says:

    He does his fair share

  30. Angela Kinder says:

    They definitely need to man up and help clean! It’s like pulling teeth!

  31. He needs to man up and clean more!

  32. My husband clean sometimes. (Only when the jobs pile up though.):-)

  33. Jennifer Hedden says:

    My man does more than his fair share of house cleaning.

  34. Anita Leibert says:

    My hubby needs to Man Up and start helping to clean!

  35. EMMA L HORTON says:


  36. rebecca williams says:

    My husband does the dishes most of the time, other than that I do the rest. I wish he would do the dish the day I cook but sometimes he leaves them over night…eek.

  37. I don’t have any men in the house but I would love to win this to inspire me to clean better and make it a little bit easier

  38. No man, but if I had one, he had better clean up for himself!

  39. My husband helps me clean.

  40. Mary Casper says:

    my husband does nothing

  41. Debra Hall says:

    my son helps a little

  42. Marty Harris says:

    They need to Man Up, Clean Up

  43. man up time

  44. My husband totally does his share!

  45. Debra Pauley says:

    Oh Yes !! He does the dishes, the laundry, some help with cooking too!

  46. My husband regularly does chores!

  47. Linda Lansford says:

    he needs to Man Up, Clean Up.

  48. jeanette sheets says:

    he needs to man up get up off the couch he can do everything else except chores around the house its so frustrating!

  49. My fiance needs to man up! He still thinks he’s living in a bachelor pad.

  50. My husband does more than his fair share!

  51. My husband does help clean up around the house.

  52. Kim Burnett says:

    My husband is great about helping around the house

  53. Women make up more than 47% of the U.S. work force so it is natural than men need to take up more of the responsibility at home. There are so many more useful cleaning products like the Swifter dusters and wet jet pads for quick easy cleaning jobs around the house that it is easy to get the men in your life to clean.

  54. Mary Calabrese says:

    My husband likes to point out the dust. I just think to myself, ‘if it bothers you, you clean it!’

  55. My hubby does absolutely not much except dishes once in a while, however my son loves to clean and organize things. He is always doing something and we do use swifter products so thanks for the givaway.


  56. Swiffering is one of the few things my husband will do!

  57. my hubby is awesome! He helps out all the time

  58. My husband does a great job clean up around the house. I am blessed.

  59. My fiance is JUNKYYYYY

  60. my husband needs to man up

  61. I would say my guy does his fair share…. after being gently reminded to do so. 🙂

  62. With a bit of encouragement and direction my husband is very helpful when it comes to cleaning.

  63. I am blessed with a very wonderful and helpful husband. He likes to do the household chores.
    Thanks for the chance!

  64. I need to get my men (sons) to man up and help me clean up.

  65. I live with 3 guys and they definitely need to MAN UP!

  66. My husband helps when he can but I’m a bit anal retentive so I prefer to do most of it myself. Thanks for the chance.

  67. I don’t have one so it’s not an issue

  68. Team my husband does more than his fair share of housework:-)

  69. Kathy Artis says:

    Yes, My hubby helps do his fair share around the house

  70. My husband is awesome! He works, cooks, cleans, grocery shops, does laundry, and is great with the kids! He might not always do it the way that I would, but he does it all, and is always there for us. <3

  71. My husband doesn’t usually clean the house, but he is great about keeping the garage and barn clean 🙂

  72. he does his fair share, i consider myself pretty lucky!

  73. My husband helps with dishes and laundry regularly, and will do whatever else is needed if I ask him to.

  74. My husband does a pretty good job helping with chores. Although he refuses to clean the bathrooms! So he does need to Man Up in that department!

  75. My sweetie does the majority of the cleaning in the house.

  76. They need to man up and clean up.

  77. My hubby is pretty helpful. He always cleans the bathroom and helps with other stuff too.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  78. My husband and sons definitely do their fair share of the cleaning.


  80. Need to man up have to ask numerous times

  81. jenny green says:

    I wouldn’t say they do their fair share but they do help

  82. kelly willis says:

    he needs to man up

  83. susan smoaks says:

    I am blessed. My husband and I share all household duties!

  84. Jackeline Davila says:

    I’m lucky….we cleans up!

  85. He does his fair share

  86. andrea howard says:

    i do majority of the work but he does all the gross nasty stuff for me

  87. My man needs to man up and clean up !!!!


  88. They need to man up.

  89. yep they pitch in

  90. My husband and I fight over cleaning alllll the time. He is disabled. I understand he cant help much, (bum leg) but he can avoid making messes in the first place! Preventive measures! Uhhhg! lol

  91. Mine does the “Man Clean Up”

    pattifritz2000 at yahoo dot com
    thank you

  92. My husband works and I’m a sahm, so he really doesn’t do any cleaning

  93. julie cutshaw says:

    my wonderful hubby of 35 blessed yrs of marraige, does the dishes every sunday..his idea and choice. and he picks up after his self fairly well. he can fix a few meals that are really good. He works physically hard all day as a heavy equipment mechanic and this is after his naval retirement years that he still choose to go to a day job, so i cut him all the slack and happily do most of the clean up with everything.

  94. Yes, he helps me

  95. Debra Ford says:

    Sometimes he tries, but overall he needs to Man Up, Clean Up

  96. I do all the cleaning.

  97. amy deeter says:

    my man helps cleaning alot

  98. christie kammerer says:

    I reeaaallly need a man to do the clean up.

  99. He is great doing the floors!!

  100. He definitely needs to do more!

  101. sometimes– but not often enough!

  102. Heck no

  103. carol gentry says:

    He sure does! I couldn’t ask for anything else. He helps with everything and sometimes when I come home from work he will have dinner ready. I love this Man!!!!

  104. Jemima Puddleduck says:

    My husband doesn’t do much cleaning. It’s all me until the kids are old enough to help out 🙂

  105. Mine’s working on man-ning up NOW!

  106. Desiree Dunbar says:

    My man is not that bad, he will do the dishes but icky cleaning I am stuck doing.

  107. katy emanuel says:

    my husband does help out for the most part around the house with the cleaning.

  108. He’s wonderful about helping me clean. He’s in charge of dishes and trash.

  109. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    my hubby is really good at helping out
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  110. Amber Porter says:

    I have 3 sons and a husband, the only one that helps is my oldest son who is 17.

  111. My husband usually does help out a lot

  112. Tracie Trump says:

    My hubby is awesome with household duties, my fb is Michelle Trump and email is tracietrump@yahoo.com

  113. he does his fair share 🙂

  114. Paula Tavernie says:

    My husband helps me alot with the house work!
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

  115. kimberly helton says:

    My husband is the only male in our home. outnumbered just the way we like it! haha
    he does do a lot around the house. laudry, dishes, vaccum, makes beds and helps out with our daughters. i’d love to get him dusting too!! 🙂

  116. amy delong says:

    my hubby does more than his fair share!

  117. My husband does help clean the house. He also cooks, too. 🙂

  118. they do not, do not, do not do their fair share

  119. my hubby can’t he is in a wheelchair

  120. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    My husband is a great helper! I can let things get too messy!

  121. im not a great cleaner.

  122. Michelle Tucker says:

    Actually my husband does his fair share. He cooks usually every night and we swap doing dishes every other day. It’s awfully nice.

  123. My man definitely needs to man up and clean up! He vacuums occasionally but that’s about it.

  124. Gennie Lancaster says:

    My boyfriend and I split the housework equally.

  125. Samii Meyer says:

    My boyfriend helps me out a lot since I have Lupus – he makes sure to leave less of a mess, and when he does he picks up after himself.

  126. He TRIES to help…but it usually just makes it worse.

  127. Let’s just say, no comment. 😉

  128. I have to force him to clean

  129. I do all

  130. My husband will clean anything …. after sex.

    shrish231 (at) gmail (dot) com

  131. My husband used to help clean the house, but for the last few years rarely does anything to help.

  132. my husband helps a lot on the weekends.

  133. Absolutely – sometimes he’s a lot better than me!