- 4 years ago
- Wedding: August 2011
Just curious. What takes up the most time?
Just curious. What takes up the most time?
Just on cleaning/laundry I typically spend about 3-4 hours per week. I try to keep up with laundry throughout the week, but it still manages to pile up on the weekends. The longest part for me is the floors-vaccum, sweeping, mopping, etc.
Cooking and food shopping can take several hours a week.
Not much :- We have a cleaning lady, so we only do the basics (i.e. loading the dishwasher, laundry, tidying up). We do that on a daily basis though, so maybe 1/2 hour a day max.
We go grocery shopping once a week, usually Saturdays although we went yesterday for this week because we didn’t have time during the w/e. That takes up about an hour and a half.
I cook mon-thrsday, and friday we go to FILs for takeout & movie. So about 45 mins a day for four days worth of cooking, and maybe the occasional weekend snack, I’d say 4 or so hours for cooking in general.
During the weekend I also deep clean the house – so that means going beyond dusting and mopping, to scrubbing bathrooms/tub and windows (alternating some things). That usually takes a few hours, maybe 3-4.
Laundy gets done once a week too, usually first thing saturday morning, and aside from putting the load in, folding is the only thing that takes maybe an hour tops. While the machines are working I do some of the things mentioned above.
There’s also the pool cleaning, landscaping and plant watering…FH mostly does that but I help him out sometimes as well.
So I would round it up to 12 hours a week?
1hr grocery shopping
1-2 hr laundry
2hr vaccumming,bathroom dusting
so about 4-6ish
1 – 1.5 shopping
laundry, general mopping/cat boxes, etc. 3-4 hours?
More than I’d like. When I’m home I can keep up on everything but I travel for work and the long trips are brutal on the house since DH doesnt help out. For the usual stuff probably around 5 hours.
This weekend I vaccummed, cleaned and polished the floors in the whole house and that alone took 4 hours. Granted I dont do that every week.
It’s crazy how it adds up:
Grocery shopping: 1.5 hours
Breakfast/Coffee: 10 mins/day x 7= 1 hour 10
Lunch during the week: 10 mins/day: 50 mins
Dinner during the week: 4 hours
Laundry/Ironing: 1.5 hours
Cleaning: 5 hours approx (includes daily stuff and deep clean)
Weekend cooking sometimes would be extra…
I can only dream of how rich I’d be if I got paid for this stuff..
I have a pretty good routine going that I’ve been using for a while.
Every day after work I spend 1 hour doing a quick clean up. I unload the dishwasher, do one load of laundry, tidy up the bedroom, and sweep/vacuum as needed.
I find that by just taking one hour right when I get home from work, saves me from spending my weekends doing housework all day,
Cooking probably takes the most of my time, I enjoy it and do it often. We have a housekeeper.
@gingerbreadgirl: I totally agree with you. If I was paid for all the household chores and cooking/cleaning and taking care of our wonderful pets – I would be banking the money. On top of that I have been doing a HUGE painting project (the house, main garage, and little back garage) for 2 weeks – and if I got paint what a professional painter makes $23/hour I would have already made $966.00 in 10 days or about $100 a day – and those hours don’t include the cooking and cleaning – and a cleaning lady makes around $20/hour so I guess my check would be about $1,136 in 10 days (I can only dream) – or my dear fiance could just put in a brand new tub and new counter tops and I would take that over the pay – something I need to talk him into
Cleaning (nightly clean-up + weekend deeper cleaning) takes about 4-5 hours a week
Laundry (actual active time of sorting putting in, taking out, folding, putting away) takes another 2-3 hours
Meal stuff (meal planning, list making, shopping, and actual cooking) takes another 9-10 hours
Gardening/weeding/other yard work takes another 5 hours (at least, often more)
TOTAL 20-23 hours at minimum
I probably spend about 6-8 hours.
I’d say 5-6ish for cooking and 1-2 hours cleaning
I’d say I spend about 15-20 minutes a day tidying/cleaning, and then spend about 1-2 hours cleaning every week/every other week. Probably should be more… I’d feel a lot less guilty about dust bunnies and messy closets.
Grocery shopping – 1-1.5 hours
Cooking – probably average 1 hour, 5-6 nights per week
Taking care of cats – Probably adds up to 30 min
Laundry – 2 hours?
General cleaning (vacuuming, dusting, bathroom, kitchen, picking up) – 3-4 hours
So at least 12 hours per week? Yikes….that’s kind of depressing…Time to have another talk with DH about pulling his weight with the housework…
I voted 4-6 hours.
Our house id pretty small, so cleaning it doesn’t take long and we do laundry twice a week-ish. Dinner takes about 1/2 an hour each night.