Who does the dusting?

Who does which chores in your house? Are they equally apportioned? Shared? How do you figure out who does what? For which chores is a special “thank you” required? Have any chores been reassigned over time?

Some people have solved the challenge of household chores by not doing them at all, especially dusting. The ensuing sneezing is viewed as a kind of liberation. How big a factor are chores in your feminism score?

  • Laundry/Ironing
  • Putting away laundry
  • Repairs
  • Sewing, such as securing a button or shortening a hem
  • Cooking
  • Shopping
  • Vacuuming/sweeping
  • Garbage disposal
  • Cleaning bathroom
  • Throwing away unneeded/outgrown things
  • Storing seasonal clothes
  • Child Care
  • Care of elderly, infirm, disabled friends or family
  • Tending garden
  • Cleaning refrigerator
  • Touching up the paint
  • Cleaning oven
  • Picking up toys, clothes, things on floor
  • Tipping janitors/mailman/other service providers
  • Buying presents
  • Planning vacations and parties
  • Taxiing children
  • Dusting
  • Keeping calendar
  • Paying bills
  • Cleaning windows
  • Walking dog
  • Maintaining subscriptions/memberships
  • Buying new furniture or planning renovations
  • Miscellaneous, all those things that are not already assigned