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Household chores

Household chores

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It's a depressing thought - but a new study has revealed you will spend nearly eight years of your life doing household chores.

Cleaning, ironing, food shop shopping and even walking the dog mean the average adult spends just under three hours a day on domestic tasks.

People spend an average of an hour and 42 minutes each week doing the laundry.

People spend an average of an hour and 42 minutes each week doing the laundry.

This amounts to 20 hours and 55 minutes a week - that's 45 days a year, or seven years and 10 months of the average lifetime.

The survey of 2,000 adults found that cooking takes up the most time, accounting for four hours and 13 minutes each week.

Washing up and cleaning the kitchen takes up to an hour and 38 minutes a week, while just over an hour is spent cleaning the bathroom.

Another hour a week is spent ironing, while vacuuming takes up to an hour and seven minutes and laundry accounts for one hour and 42 minutes.

Cleaning the oven is the most disliked chore, followed by washing and cleaning the windows, vacuuming the stairs, dusting and removing mould from the shower tiles and grouting.

Defrosting the freezer, ironing shirts and removing hair and dirt from a plug hole also feature, with unblocking a sink and cleaning the skirting boards completing the top 10.

Top 30 most disliked chores in the home

1. Cleaning the oven

2. Cleaning the windows

3. Vacuuming the stairs

4. Dusting

5. Cleaning mould from shower grouting

6. Defrosting the freezer

7. Ironing shirts

8. Removing hair from plug

9. Unblocking the sink or plug hole

10. Cleaning the skirting boards

11. Cleaning the bathroom

12. Taking out the rubbish

13. Doing the washing up

14. Moving furniture to clean behind

15. Cleaning glass shower doors and panels

16. Cleaning out the fridge

17. Removing limescale from the shower head

18. Removing limescale from the tiles

19. Fixing a toilet flush

20. Cleaning your barbecue

21. Fixing a leaky tap

22. Mowing the lawn

23. Fixing/sewing/repairing an item of clothing

24. Mending broken floor tiles

25. Sorting out a bedroom cupboard

26. Hoovering under the sofa cushions

27. Polishing silver/ornaments

28. Painting walls - touching up scratches/marks

29. Organising the garage

30. Cleaning garden furniture

Jenny Questier from cleaning experts Jeyes, which commissioned the study, said: "A few hours of chores here and there might not seem too bad, but when you add it all up over time, it amounts to a large chunk of our lives.

"As a nation, we're known for being quite houseproud, and as a result we are often found cleaning or generally tidying up our homes and gardens.

"But it means our spare time is taken up with doing these little jobs to make sure our home and garden is looking its best."