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Dumping Towels Is Biggest Cause Of Friction In UK Homes

Extent Of Britain’s Gender Divide When It Comes To Household Chores Revealed

aruing washing upHarmony in the home is often hard to achieve when domestic chores are involved, hardly surprising when 89 per cent of women claim they do more around the house than their partner, despite our ‘age of equality’.

In a survey to unearth domestic habits causing the biggest tensions in today’s homes, an overwhelming majority said that not hanging wet towels up was their biggest gripe, with 92 per cent citing this as a cause of arguments.

It appears that timesaving appliances like a dishwasher aren’t preventing arguments either. In second spot was piling dirty dishes in the sink instead of the dishwasher.

Nearly three quarters of Brits have a barney over clothes left dumped on the bedroom floor (74 percent said this tips them over the edge). And tiffs over the toilet roll are also common, with two thirds of Brits claiming that hanging toilet roll incorrectly initiated a stinking row.

The research by Betta Living, one of the UK’s biggest kitchen, bedroom and bathroom suppliers, also unveils the huge male / female divide when it comes to domestic chores.

 

• 95% of women think putting the bin out is a man’s jobwoman arguing with husband over chores
• Nearly two thirds think cleaning the toilet is a woman’s job
• More than half of men said washing clothes wasn’t their job

The majority of women surveyed claimed they did more than men around the house and the most equal jobs were revealed as making the bed, cooking, vacuuming and washing up.

Barry Rourke from Betta Living which commissioned the survey said:

“As mundane as some of the reasons sound, record numbers of couples are feuding over everyday chores in all areas of the house – from the kitchen to the bedroom. We’re arguing about tasks from who’s turn it is to do the washing up and that someone’s left the lid off the toothpaste to who’s dumped dirty clothes on the floor.

“But most surprising of all was the clear gender divide when it comes to the types of job men and women want to do (and each other to do) around the home. There were some definite household chores seen as male or female jobs.”

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