Do you feel like you are constantly doing household chores? A new survey found more than a third of Brits, 34%, spend at least an hour a day cleaning and fixing around the house, with an average of 8 hours and 44 minutes a week spent on DIY tasks.
The research commissioned by Kärcher to promote their Multi Purpose Vac also found that DIY tasks are costing families £715 a year on average and one in ten admit they leave DIY tools lying around the house.
Yet when it comes to happiness, keeping a tidy home seems to come high up the priority list. More than half say they’re happier and less stressed once the housework is done, and a quarter think a clean and tidy house leads to happiness.
So who is doing all the housework? According to the survey, two thirds say the lady of the house is the one wanting to keep things tidy, more than half of the time, the men are messier, with women getting the blame only 28% of the time.