The day of unrest – 10% say Sunday is the BUSIEST day
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- Published on Saturday, 30 March 2013 09:00
- Last Updated on 28 March 2013
- Monica Costa
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Sunday’s are no longer a day of rest, with the typical Brit carrying out a list of up to 15 jobs. Researchers found that one in ten claim Sundays now, in fact, the busiest day of the week with cleaning, ironing and washing topping the list of laborious tasks.
The study commissioned by Chef & Brewer, found two thirds of adults regard Sundays as a day to ‘catch-up’ on everything that gets left the rest of the week.
In fact, more people spend Sundays catching up on domestic chores than they do spending quality time with friends and family.
For one in ten, the Sunday jobs include changing towels, watering plants and paying online bills.
Nearly a quarter spend their day of rest sorting out the recycling, loading and unloading the dishwasher, vacuuming and hanging out washing, while washing the car, packing school bags, walking the dog and food shopping were all listed as jobs to do on a Sunday.
An organised one in ten even write a to-do list for their week ahead.
A third of the 2000 adults polled said shops opening on Sundays has made life easier for them, and 54% said they feel bogged down by the amount of jobs they are faced with on a weekend – four in ten said they get annoyed as they never have chance to wind down.
A third said tidying and domestic chores take up the most time on a Sunday, but a quarter blamed the mammoth task of preparing the Sunday lunch.
In fact, more than one in five said that cooking a traditional roast dinner was very stressful.
The poll found a quarter of British adults always sit down to a proper Sunday lunch, and 30% tuck in most weeks- but one in ten said only tend to indulge in a Sunday roast during the winter months.
TOP 50 SUNDAY CHORES
Put washing in the machine
Eat a roast dinner
Hang out washing either indoors or outdoors
Load the dishwasher
Visit a supermarket
Sort out recycling
Unload the dishwasher
Tidy the garden
Clean the bathroom
Small DIY jobs i.e. change light-bulbs, put up pictures etc
Change the bedding
Take the bins out
Dust and polish
Ring any relatives for a catch-up
Walk the dog
Drive to visit relatives
Wash the car
Weeding the garden
Mow the lawn
Pay bills online
Change the towels
Write to do list for the week ahead
Pack school bags for Monday morning
Water house plants
Liaise with your partner over plans for the week ahead
Prepare packed lunches
Help children with homework
Go to church of other place of worship
Catch up on work
Fill the car up with petrol
Pack PE Kits
Visit the tip
Log on to work emails
Last minute dash to convenience store for forget ton items
Cook and freeze meals for the week
Clean out pet bedding (hamsters, rabbits etc)
Fill out school paperwork
Watch kids play sport
Order online food shop
Polish school shoes
Ferry kids to parties
Get hair done
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums