11:04 14 October 2009
A study of 3,000 home owners has revealed the top 20 jobs that are claimed will be gotten around to but are indefinitely delayed before completion.
The average home has five household jobs in need of attention according to the study by Honda Lawn and Gardens, adding up to 72 million DIY dilemmas across Britain.
The study also revealed that the average person will simply put up with a fault for five months before giving in and tackling it.
Classic household problems like squeaky floor boards, dodgy toilet flushes, blown light bulbs and blocked sinks are just some of the tasks that take over a month to muster up the courage to sort out.
David Hodgkinson, Hondas marketing communications manager, stated: "Jobs such as mowing the lawn, dusting skirting boards and descaling the kettle simply arent a priority for most people."
Four out of 10 people quizzed by the study admitted fobbing the job off to their other half, who then promptly puts it on the back burner.
The top 20 "I'll get round to it" jobs and how long they take:
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