Brits waste an hour each day on boring tasks with ironing the most hated

Brits spend an hour of each day on "mundane tasks" – with changing the bedding, scrubbing the toilet and dusting among the worst jobs.

A study of 2,000 adults found weeks are taken up by boring chores with vacuuming, doing the washing up and hanging out the laundry being some of the everyday tasks people loathe the most.

More than six in 10 find these jobs dull because they are so repetitive, while 46% are left annoyed by how long they take to complete.

But it’s not just the household tasks that are monotonous though, as more than a third described a typical day in their life as "repetitive".

And more than one in six labelled their everyday schedule "mundane".

In fact, just 3% of adults enjoy their day-to-day routine.

It also emerged 37% are envious of kids who enjoy a care-free lifestyle, with 43% of adults jealous that little ones don't have to pay any bills.

Bassetts Vitamins, which commissioned the research, is challenging the monotony of Brits' routines and encouraging adults to inject some more fun into their everyday lives.

Partnering with comedian Katherine Ryan, they put participants through their paces with a number of extreme challenges to subvert the tedious routine into something more enjoyable.

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These included finding items in a giant washing up bowl, hoovering a feather-covered floor in roller skates – as well as hanging clothes out to dry on a bungee rope.

Katherine said: "If 2020 has shown us anything, it's that we need to grab life by the horns and enjoy every day.

"We all have elements of our routine that we find tiresome and dull, but more often than not, there are ways we can make even the most mundane of tasks fun.

"Whether it's breaking a sweat and dancing to music whilst vacuuming or singing along to your favourite song as you wash up.

"That's why I'm excited to be working with Bassetts Vitamins and to encourage everyone of all ages to make those everyday moments really matter."

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The study also found more than two-fifths of Brits have attempted to add some amusement into their day-to-day routine.

Three in 10 admitted to singing while doing the dishes while 14% dance around with the vacuum cleaner.

Those polled also named 40 as the age life gets even more mundane, with the bleakest time of day considered to be 3.37pm.

Skye Lucas-Banks, from Bassetts Vitamins, said: "We can't always choose our routines, but we can choose the way we approach everyday tasks by making small changes that make even functional tasks fun.

"We believe that even tasks as small as taking your vitamins can be made enjoyable – that's why our products are delicious and chewy."

The top 20 mundane tasks according to Brits

1. Ironing

2. Scrubbing the toilets

3. Dusting

4. Changing the bedding

5. Cleaning windows

6. Cleaning out the fridge

7. Cleaning the kitchen

8. Doing the washing up

9. Vacuuming

10. Folding up laundry

11. Making the bed

12. Emptying the dishwasher/putting away dry plates, cutlery

13. Hanging out the laundry to dry

14. Washing the car

15. Mowing the lawn

16. Putting a wash on

17. Doing the big shop at a supermarket

18. Loading the dishwasher

19. Cooking

20. Cleaning out the cat's litter tray

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