Our most disliked household chores revealed
Whether it’s cleaning the oven, unclogging the gutters or changing the smoke alarm battery, Victorians certainly have chores and tasks they like to avoid around the home, but one expert warns the cost of not doing some of them could far outweigh the dislike.
Victorians are not keeping up to date with important home maintenance tasks such as changing smoke alarm batteries and cleaning out the gutters, while cleaning the oven is the most disliked household chore, new survey data has revealed.
A survey of 124 RACV Members uncovered that 48 per cent of respondents don’t regularly check if their smoke alarms are in working order, while 38 per cent only cleaned their gutters when they’re clogged, with 29 per cent saying they never clean their gutters.
RACV Head of Home Trades and Services Kieran Davies says the survey findings are concerning but not unexpected: “It’s not really a surprise that some of the most important home maintenance jobs such as testing smoke alarms and cleaning the gutters are also the most neglected. It really is a case of out of sight, out of mind.”