New survey finds division of home chores is a major source of conflict for American couples

More home chores to do when everyone is working and schooling from home

Always getting stuck with the most unpleasant cleaning chores

Relationship salvation in the form of a weekly chores list

Extra: 6 tips on dividing the home chores fairly

  1. Create a list of all the tasks that need to be done around the house and assign them to each partner. This will help you see if there are any tasks that need to be done more often than others.
  2. Decide on a schedule for each partner and stick to it as much as possible. This will help you avoid last minute scrambles and ensure that one partner doesn’t do all of the work while the other one sits back and relaxes.
  3. Try doing some households chore together as a couple; this will encourage communication between partners and make both feel valued in their roles around the house.
  4. Determine which tasks can be delegated to an outside service (like a cleaning person) or shared with another household, such as lawn care or cleaning the common areas.
  5. Divide the tasks according to who is most likely to enjoy them or do them well, so that everyone has more enjoyable tasks and less frustrating ones.
  6. Decide on a time frame for completing each task, so that everyone can manage their time better and not feel overwhelmed with too many chores at one time



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