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Survey on “housework that women in their 30s to 50s don’t want to do in summer” The housework they least want to do is “cooking.” Approximately 50% of respondents said they did not want to clean or tidy up their rooms and water areas. The key w

[Survey on “housework that women in their 30s to 50s don’t want to do in summer”]
The housework I don’t want to do the most is cooking. Approximately 50% of respondents said they did not want to clean or tidy up their rooms and water areas. The key word to increase motivation is “don’t sweat”

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Press release: July 2, 2024
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[Survey on “housework that women in their 30s to 50s don’t want to do in summer”]
The housework I don’t want to do the most is cooking. Approximately 50% of respondents said they did not want to clean or tidy up their rooms and water areas. The key word to increase motivation is “don’t sweat”
*Lifestyle information magazine “ESSE” (published by Fusosha) that provides useful information for daily life based on the concept of “Every day is happy because you live carefully”*
* In the August 2024 issue’s special feature “30 Summer Homework Techniques”, * * “ESSE Friends Reporters” (a total of 448 women in their 30s to 50s from all over the country)
Reader Monitor). The results revealed that the summer chore that readers in their 30s to 50s least want to do is cooking. We would like to introduce the survey results along with specific opinions from three members of ESSE Friends Editors (12 people in total), an organization representing ESSE readers. *
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Survey overview [Web survey of ESSE Friends Reporters] Survey target: Women in their 30s to 50s nationwide
Number of people surveyed: 214 people
Survey period: March 15th to March 21st, 2024
Survey method: Response via internet

Ranking of housework you don’t want to do in summer
1st place Cooking 27.4%
2nd place Cleaning (room) 19.8%
3rd place Shopping 15%
4th place tidying up 14.5%
5th place Cleaning (water area) 13.5%
6th place Laundry 5.1%
*Multiple answers possible
(n=214)

*Choose all the chores below that you don’t want to do in the summer* The number one housework that people don’t want to do is cooking, followed by cleaning their room. They seem to be struggling with the high temperature and humidity, such as getting hot and sweating while cooking, having trouble disposing of garbage and dealing with odors, and having to be careful about food poisoning. In addition, “shopping” that requires going outside was ranked third.
Regarding the results, we gathered some interesting opinions from three ESSE Friends Editors, including how to deal with housework that they don’t want to do and what they are trying to do when cooking in the heat.

Comment from Kyoko Miyairi (50 years old), organizer and storage advisor of Clean Nest
Kyoko Miyairi
“It makes sense that cooking that uses fire is number one.Personally, ironing in the summer is the chore I don’t want to do the most, so I was surprised that it wasn’t on the list.If I don’t do the cleaning properly, I sweat a lot, so in the summer It’s tough, isn’t it? At times like this, I often turn on the air conditioner. I also try to cool down by washing the dishes with cold water or doing some wet work.
And I try to avoid using fire as much as possible when cooking in the summer. I often make cold soup. I want to eat refreshing dishes with shiso leaves, cucumbers, eggplants, and green peppers.”
Comments from Katsura (44 years old), a dietary education and health advisor and part-time housewife.
Katsura-san
“I was surprised that cooking came in first place.For me, it doesn’t bother me because I can get away with cooking as much as I want.What I would recommend is getting your family involved in household chores that they don’t want to do.In my case, I like cleaning up. My husband doesn’t like cleaning, so the cleaning of the areas we all use is shared among the family.The key is to reward him with his favorite beer or make him his favorite meal when he’s finished cleaning. Oh my god.
When it comes to cooking in the summer, it gets hot, so I try to keep boiled foods to a minimum and keep things simple and cool by just tossing, cutting, and serving as is. For example, caprese, miso cucumber, and ham that children will love. Sometimes I rely on frozen fries.”
Comment from Yukari (36 years old), a full-time housewife

Mr. Yukari
“It makes sense that cooking that uses fire ranks first.In my case, when I lose the motivation to do housework due to the heat, I reward myself by saying, “If I finish this far, I can eat ice cream.” I am getting through it though.
Also, in the summer, I want to spend as little time as possible cooking, so I make a lot of side dishes at once and freeze them so I only need lentils the next week. Dry curry is especially delicious! In addition, hot plate dishes are very popular at our house! With a hot plate, I can have my children and husband help me, and I can cook in a place where the air conditioning can reach me, making it easier for me too. Handmade pizza is also popular. All you have to do is make the dough, top it with your favorite toppings, and then bake it in the oven, so it doesn’t feel too hot.”
There are various ways to cook in the hot weather, but the common idea is to “shorten the time spent cooking in the kitchen” as a solution. The results showed a tendency to try to avoid breaking a sweat, such as “recipes that don’t involve fire” and “getting the family involved”.

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