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How Many Hours Do You Spend Cleaning Each Week?

on Monday, 27 February 2017. Posted in News

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.

Some should be carried out every day to prevent the spread of germs, others weekly or less often.

Housework can feel like a never-ending task – so, by popular demand, we’ve created a guide to what to clean when.


  • Make beds
  • Wipe down shower
  • Clean round toilet bowl
  • Wipe kitchen surfaces
  • Wipe hob after use
  • Sweep kitchen floor
  • Wash up
  • Clear away clothing and put dirty clothing in the laundry basket


  • Clean bed linen and towels
  • Do the laundry
  • Dust household surfaces
  • Vacuum all carpets and floors
  • Mop any hard floors
  • Give bathrooms a thorough clean
  • Clean mirrors and toothbrush mugs
  • Clean the inside of the microwave
  • Wipe down kitchen appliances

If your time is scarce we can arrange your deep clean to be carried out in one day or less at a time most convenient to you. Our highly trained and discrete professional team will treat your home as if it were their own and guarantee to amaze you with the result! If you would like to avail of our deep clean service contact Eileen for a no-obligation estimate.

Get in touch!

To enjoy the benefit of McCreery Contract Cleaning services, just contact us for a no-obligation consultation today.

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