06/11/2012 08:37 am ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

8 Secrets Why Women Love To Clean

Since spring officially marks the arrival of cleaning season in our books, we went to Real Simple Facebook fans and asked them if they liked to clean. The surprising results? Nearly 90% said you either liked cleaning (or having cleaned) and you had some pretty profound thoughts on why getting out the scrub brush and the Ajax made you happy. We took those reasons and went to neat freaks and experts to find out what it is about running the dishwasher and folding the laundry that produces such a sense of contentment.

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