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8 DIY ‘little jobs’ left undone in the average home

A staggering 208 million ‘little jobs’ currently need attention in Britain’s homes, a study has found. Research revealed Brits are putting off an incredible array of tasks, including cleaning stained walls and carpets and repairing cracked tiles and broken loo seats. Squeaky floorboards and broken garden sheds are also on the average to-do list, according [...]


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MOT’ing the car and renewing passports top most hated ‘life-admin’ jobs

The average adult spends the equivalent of one week every year carrying out life admin tasks, research has revealed. Experts calculated the typical adult dedicates three hours a week to sorting family admin such as renewing insurances, paying credit card bills, switching utility companies and renewing passports. The study revealed MOT’ing the car was named [...]


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Spring clean is swept under the carpet – as we’re too busy

The traditional spring clean is dead and buried – because we are simply too busy, a study has revealed. Researchers found instead of doing the once a year blitz on their home, Brits are now more likely to adopt a ‘Clean As You Go’ approach where they keep on top of their cleaning all year [...]


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90% of mums don’t get enough ‘quality time’ with children

Seven out of ten mums reckon they ‘never get a day off’, new research has shown. A study found most mums endure hectic weekdays, combining everything the children need with the task of running a house and keeping family life shipshape. And that’s all accomplished alongside 31 hours of chores every week. Weekends are no [...]


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Two thirds of women tidy the house – after other half has already ‘cleaned’

Men only do ‘half a job’ when tackling household chores, the nation’s women revealed. Research, carried out among 2,000 females, found around two thirds regularly have to go round and clean or tidy up AFTER their husbands have already ‘done it’. The study also found around six in ten women wish their partner wouldn’t bother [...]


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Grating vegetables into food and hanging clothes to save ironing – mum’s list of clever ‘cheats’

The average mum relies on a string of clever ‘cheats’ to get by – including passing off bought cakes as their own, spraying furniture polish when visitors are on their way and bribing the kids to get ready for school, it has been revealed. Other common cheats include freezing food for later use, grating vegetables [...]


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Lazy men leave partners to take on 78% of the chores at home

Women still get the rough end of the deal in relationships – as a new study has found that nearly two thirds feel the household chores still aren’t shared equally between themselves and their partners – and that their current arrangement is ‘unfair’. When quizzed on their domestic workloads, it emerged that women take on [...]


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Saturday 7th December – the day festive stress strikes

Tomorrow (Sat Dec 7) is the day when festive stress strikes – amid fears we won’t get everything done in time for Christmas Day. A study found millions of us will start the weekend waking in a panic over the sheer amount of work still required to get in everything in place. The figures show [...]


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The Christmas Checklist – mum does 24 jobs, dad just 5

Mums are responsible for 24 jobs over the Christmas period while dads get away with doing just five, a survey has revealed. Researchers found that mums take on everything from sorting gift lists and buying presents to decorating the tree and preparing Christmas dinner. Wrapping presents, writing cards, buying in the festive food and drink [...]


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Being a mum means a 57-hour week – on top of a career

Being a mum IS a full-time job, it has emerged – after a study found the average mother devotes a staggering 57 hours a week to tasks such as cooking, cleaning, washing and playing nurse to the family. The research found that typically a mum carries out 34 tasks per day, a grand total of [...]


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