| GEO Health|
| Mothers spend five months washing, ironing|
| Updated at: 1344 PST, Tuesday, April 20, 2010|
LONDON: The average mother spends five months of her life doing the laundry, according to a new study.
As per the survey done by cleaning firm ecozone, a mother spends 26 minutes on it every time she turns on her washing machine, reports a newspaper of Britain.
"It is a staggering amount of time. Carrying out tasks like pulling tissues out of pockets, pairing up socks, looking under beds or behind doors for underwear take up a large chunk of their life," said Simeon Van Der Molen, managing director of the online portal.
"To make matters worse many mums are washing clothes that aren’t even dirty while a quarter are wasting electricity and water by not using a full load," she added.