At McCreery Contract Cleaning we have a huge interest in housekeeping and cleaning. We all know that household life in the 1950s was more arduous, with no gadgets such as washing machines or dishwashers to lighten the load.We were shocked to discover that housework in the 1950s took a whopping 57 hours a week on average.
The introduction of technology - such as dishwashers and microwaves - is thought to be behind the fall in housework chores over the last five decades.
Unbelievable as this may seem compared to today’s standards; would it surprise you to learn that according to the latest research, women do more than double the amount of housework than that of Irish men!
Facts and Figures
According to Good Housekeeping over 92% of women do at least part of the cooking and nearly 70% do all of it! Women spend almost 20 hours a week on household chores. A few hours of chores here and there might not seem too bad, but when you add it all up over time, it amounts to a large chunk of our lives.