Women do more housework than men
It's official: women will spend more time doing housework than men.
According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), women do an average of 26 hours of domestic chores a week.
By contrast, men do an average of 16 hours of housework in a typical week.
Younger women are likely to have the biggest amount of unpaid work to do. Indeed, figures from the ONS showed that females aged between 26 and 35 do an average of 34 hours of housework every week.
And if they are on maternity leave, women can expect to do around 60 hours a week of unpaid chores.
The ONS believes that if this unpaid work was rewarded financially, the average woman could expect to earn about £259 a week.
However, it must be stressed that the research is in no way suggesting that men aren't willing to pull their weight at home.
After all, the figures showed that there are other areas where they are more likely to take on a greater burden of responsibility than women.
For instance, men were found to be more likely than women to take on the job of driving family members around.
So perhaps the division of labour is the key to domestic bliss in households across the country.
Nevertheless, there are ways to ease the burden and free up your time so you don't spend every spare moment carrying out chores.
For example, if you find domestic cleaning a hassle, why not call in the experts instead? Bringing in professional cleaners means you'll be able to enjoy more time with your loved ones in a spotlessly clean home, without having to do tedious and difficult chores yourself.