Can You Handle Most Household Chores? Many Can't...

While for some people there are certain household tasks that seem so easy even a child could do it, you’d be surprised at how many people are ill-equipped to do simple things on their own.

In case you missed it, a new UK survey, which could easily translate here finds that about 20% of people have no idea how to change a light bulb. If that’s not crazy enough, another 20% don’t know how to boil an egg either.

And those aren’t the only household talks that people are clueless about. Only 50% of people know how to get stains out from their clothes or a carpet, while only 37% can change a flat tire. Meanwhile, about 31% of people say they can’t cook a meal without a recipe, while 34% of people admit they can’t read a map, 35% can’t sew on a button and 43% don’t know how to change a diaper.

So, how do all of these people get by doing these things? Well, 50% of people say they’ve learned their DIY skills by trial and error, while 45% of adults have learned to do things from their dads, and 35% learned from their moms. Of course, the computer is also pretty helpful, with about 40% of those under 25 saying they learned their skills thanks to the Internet.


A man with tattoo sleeves on both of his arms wears an apron and holds a full laundry basket of dirty clothes ready to be washed.  Could be single guy, father, husband; whatever the case, he's not afraid to help out with domestic chores around the home.

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