Household chores might feel overwhelming if you are the one taking care of most of them. Mumsnet conducted a survey on house chores by questioning 1,000 working mothers. The result of the survey was not astonishing at all. When asked about the division of labour; the 1,000 working mothers held that most chores are done by women all or most of the time. Women do twice as much housework as men even when they have done a full day in the office, according to new research. Men only take primary responsibility for two of the house chores – putting out the trash bins and changing the lightbulbs. The rest of the house chores – vacuuming, laundry, house cleaning, dishes etc. are done by women most of the time. Women are also chiefly responsible for organizing parties, preparing meals and other every day tasks.
When you are managing tons of house chores, along with working a full-time job, everything might start feeling overwhelming. But if you break the tasks down and create a chore wheel and a chore list, you’ll realize how little time the chores actually take. A chore wheel is a division of labour between the members of a family, and a chore list details what needs cleaning and how often. A chore list can also be divided into daily, weekly, and monthly columns for better clarity.
Common household tasks done by women:
• Weekly cleaning
• Preparing meals
• Arranging child care
• Arranging play dates
• Organizing parties
• Purchasing gifts
• Supervising home work
• Managing doctor appointments
• Reading bedtime stories
• Paying utility bills
Tired of spending your weekends on household chores?
Everyone needs some time off, every now and then, to recharge and replenish. Weekends shouldn’t be spent performing house chores all day. Weekends are for relaxing, and chilling with friends and family. Get your weekends back, by delegating tasks to other family members through a chore wheel or hiring help for the house chores on Adam Helps App.