Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Pocket Money For Chores....

A new survey from PHTMNY has revealed the top ten chores or tasks children do to earn their pocket money.

They are:

1. Tidying their bedroom
2. Filling up and emptying the dishwasher, doing washing up and clearing the dishes
3. Being well behaved
4. Doing homework and practice/revision
5. Hoovering
6. Looking after pets
7. Cleaning a room (other than their bedroom)
8. Doing laundry
9. Putting out recycling and rubbish
10. Washing the car

When it comes to how much pocket money parents give to children for completing chores, the most is given for washing the car or looking after pets: £3.57 for a car wash and £2.30 to look after pets.

The going rate for tidying a bedroom is £1.47 while £1.06 is given for filling up and emptying the dishwasher, doing washing up and clearing the dishes.

On average, parents give 8 to 14 year olds £6.17 per week starting with £3.90 per week for 8 year olds, rising to £6.54 for 10 year olds, and £7.88 for 12 year olds....
Well my girls have their jobs to do.....They get £1 for tidying their rooms....50 pence for putting their clean clothes away out of the wash baskets and 50 pence a day for tidying their toys up downstairs before they go to bed.... 
They can earn extra money by doing extra jobs....Which are their choice whether to do or not such as pairing all the socks together...emptying the washing machine....dusting or hoovering....Jobs they like to do anyway!!
I think it's important to teach them they have to work for something they want and not just get it given! 


  1. Very true and good to give them a sense of the value of money

  2. Mine don't get anything for tidying their rooms or putting their own clothes away, but they get 40p for loading or unloading the dishwasher, £5 for sweeping the entire drive and paths, £5 for cleaning the bathroom properly etc. I can't decide if that makes me really mean, but they are teenagers - and I won't pay them more than I'd earn for an hours work! :D