Which of these is your most disliked household chore?
Cleaning, ironing, food shop shopping and even walking the dog mean the average adult spends just under three hours a day on domestic tasks.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 home1. Cleaning the oven2. Cleaning the windows3. Vacuuming the stairs4. Dusting5. Cleaning mould from shower grouting6. Defrosting the freezer7. Ironing shirts8. Removing hair from plug9. Unblocking the sink or plug hole10. Cleaning the skirting boards11. Cleaning the bathroom12. Taking out the rubbish13. Doing the washing up14. Moving furniture to clean behind15. Cleaning glass shower doors and panels16. Cleaning out the fridge17. Removing limescale from the shower head18. Removing limescale from the tiles19. Fixing a toilet flush20. Cleaning your barbecue21. Fixing a leaky tap22. Mowing the lawn23. Fixing/sewing/repairing an item of clothing24. Mending broken floor tiles25. Sorting out a bedroom cupboard26. Hoovering under the sofa cushions27. Polishing silver/ornaments28. Painting walls - touching up scratches/marks29. Organising the garage30. 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."