In fact, a new survey by Yelp/One Poll found that 67% of respondents said they and/or their partner purposely did a lousy job on a chore so they would never have to do it again. Men were more likely than women to make an effort to get out of their share of the chores (28% vs. 21%).
80% of respondents in a relationship said doing chores had caused arguments in the relationship. The most common disagreements were: When to do housework (53%), how to do it (50%), who should do it (48%), whether or not to hire someone (39%) and how good a job the person they hired had done (32%). 61% admitted that they had re-cleaned the home again after their partner had done it … because they thought they had done a lousy job.
Maybe it’s not a bad idea to hire someone to do the cleaning …33% of respondents said they had hired someone to do the housework. Of those, 62% said hiring someone had helped their relationship. 47% of couples said outsourcing chores gave them more time in the day, 46% said it allowed them to do more fun things, and 42% said it relieved some of their stress.
So what are the most-hated chores?
- Washing dishes and cleaning the kitchen
- Doing laundry
- Cleaning the bathroom