How much housework do you do?

How much time does housework take up in your life?

If Boyfriend had to answer for me he’d probably say ‘not much’ although I am adamant that I do more than he thinks, I just don’t like doing the jobs that get your hands wet, like cleaning toilets. I am good at general tidying though – putting things into neat piles, plumping cushions, organising folders into colour order, that sort of thing. Just don’t look at my bedroom floor.

Seriously, don’t. It’s shameful. At the moment it resembles my bedroom as a teenager, where I had so many clothes on the floor I actually once trod on a guitar without realising. (True story. When I discovered it I had to stick the back back on with duct tape.)

In fact, looking through this infographic from Co-operative Insurance I wonder whether I might be slacking in other areas too. I’m slightly doubtful that I will spend anywhere near 167 days helping my children with their homework and my food shopping tally has got to be way off, as Boyfriend doesn’t trust me to do that, complaining that I never come home with things you can actually make meals from.

I tell him that mushy peas on toast is definitely a meal, but he’s far from convinced.

How do you think this infographic compares with your lifetime of chores? 

This ‘Life time of chores’  infographic was supplied by the team at Co-operative Insurance Image



  1. 5 March, 2014 / 4:56 pm

    Interesting, I’m not too sure how much time I spend cleaning I don’t even notice if i’m doing it anymore lol

  2. 5 March, 2014 / 11:25 pm

    Far too much,it never gets appreciated,probably because come 5pm my 11 month old has wrecked the place,thrown food on the floor and wiped her hands all over my cream throws! I know,I know,cream throws and a baby=crazy!

  3. 6 March, 2014 / 8:45 pm

    I don’t spend nearly enough time cleaning! I am a bit of slob to be honest, not dirty, just messy. There is always washing on my bathroom floor and crap all the way up my staircase. My mum was a bit OCD when I was growing up and I think it’s my way of rebelling! x

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