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Men vs. Women Household Chores


When Franklin and I first lived together, who knew who should do what?  Who knew that there were so many things that needed to be done when you have someone else with you.  You’d think there would be less to do since there are two people to cut all the chores in half.  Ha!   Oh to be young and naïve.  There are growing pains.  The first few years, everyone is on their best behaviour.  You get things done without being asked.  Then you’re into the 7-12 year mark and things start to get blurry.

 

Once upon a time, there were specific chores that were expected to be done by woman and specific chores done by men.

Woman – Everything that has to be cleaned inside the house, including cooking.  Take care of all the needs of people in the house, with her last.

Man – Maintain the outside of the house, including taking out the garbage.  Pay all the bills.

Well, things have changed.   Or have they?  Woman work and help with the bills since life has become so expensive.  That leaves less time to do all the cooking and cleaning.  Men, will have to help with the chore list.

Have kids?  Add this to the mix:

  • Bath time
  • Diaper changes
  • Medicine/Vitamins
  • Changing clothes
  • Crafts/Book/Playdates time

Good luck newlyweds.  You’re going to need it.  (or is it just us?  we both hate to do housework.  like it or don’t like it, it doesn’t matter. somethings just need to be done)

Household Chore List

Kitchen

Meals
Plan/Prepare
Set/Clear Table
Wash Dishes/Load Dishwasher

Clean and/or Organize
Counter/Stove Top
Drawers
Cupboards
Fridge/Freezer
Sink
Microwave

Bedrooms

Make bed
Pick up/put away clothes
Tidy closet
Clean off dresser/work desk
Pick up toys

Bathrooms

Clean
Shower/Tub
Toilets
Sinks/Counters
Mirrors
Drawers/Cupboards

Family Areas

Pick up books and toys
Organize bookshelves
Clean/Dust Top Surfaces
(computer workspace, tables, etc.)

Laundry

Sort into loads
Wash them
Hang permanent press
Dryer items
Fold/Put away

Floors

Dry mop/Sweep
Wet mop/scrub floors
Vacuum
Shampoo carpets
Wax (If you are really ambitious!)

Additional

Take out garbage
Dust anything else!
Take care of pet(s)
Wash Windows

Outside

Clean
Pool
Camper/Boat
Garage/Shed

Wash/Vacuum Vehicles
Weed/Plant Garden/Pick Ripe Foods
Plant/Weed Flowers
Mow Lawn
Rake Grass/Leaves
Shovel Snow
Fill Birdfeeders

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