07 Oct Children costing parents £10K per year in chores
- On average parents spend 1,455 minutes (24 hours) doing chores PER WEEK
- If parents were paid for cleaning they could earn an average £218.50 PER WEEK – that’s £10,488/year
- Parents in Winchester would earn the least, at £9,792/year – over £1,000 less than parents in London
- Lucky Londoners could earn the most charging for chores, at £10,944/year, followed by parents in Brighton & Hove and Cambridge
In a busy household, a lot of time is spent doing chores. In fact, Endoftenancycleaningnearme.co.uk can reveal parents spend approximately 1,455 minutes PER WEEK doing everything from cooking to emptying bins. That’s an ENTIRE DAY spent sorting, sweeping, and sanitising.
How long do parents spend doing chores per week?
To find out how long parents spend doing chores per week, Endoftenancycleaningnearme.co.uk asked 3,446 respondents to estimate the number of minutes spent doing everything from gardening to ironing.
The results reveal on average parents spend the most amount of time cooking, at 263 minutes per week (approximately 38 minutes per day).
Followed by the weekly food shop (112 minutes) and washing up (110 minutes).
Lower down the list are chores like changing sheets/towels and wiping down surfaces/appliances, at 57 and 54 minutes, respectively. While busy parents typically get just under one hour per week, uninterrupted, to do any home decorating.
How much could parents earn from chores if they were paid?
To find out how much parents could earn from chores, Endoftenancycleaningnearme.co.uk took the average cleaner hourly rate in every city in England and multiplied it by 24 (the average hours spent doing chores) which resulted in an average earning of £218.50 PER WEEK for parents across England. This sum equates to an average £874 per month and £10,488 per year.
Parents in London, Brighton and Hove and Cambridge Could Earn the MOST. Lucky Londoners could earn £228 per week for their time spent doing chores, the highest of 51 cities analysed, which equates to £912 per month or £10,944 per year. While parents in Brighton and Hove and Cambridge would benefit from approximately £10,752 per annum.
Parents in Preston, Stoke-on-Trent and Winchester Could Earn the LEAST. People in Preston could earn £210 per week for their time spent doing chores, which equates to £840 per month or £10,080 per year. While parents in Stoke-on-Trent and Winchester would benefit from approximately £10,080 and £9,792, respectively, per annum.