BRITS may be grown up and living away from home, but they still lean on their mother for help in the home, according to new research.

A survey of 1,000 UK adults carried out has revealed that 38% of adults still call upon their mum for help and advice with jobs around the home.

Laundry was the number one task grown up kids turn to their mums for help with, with 41% of those who get their maternal figure to help them out admitting to either dropping it off for her to do, or simply getting her to do it in their home.

This was followed by 36% who admitted that they get assistance or advice from their mum whilst cooking.

A further 27% said they get their mum to iron their clothes, while 25% get help with removing stains from their clothes.

The data also explored the reasons behind why so many adults are still relying upon their mum for these kinds of tasks, revealing that 24% believe their mum actually enjoys helping them with the odd task in the home.

Meanwhile, a housework shy 1 in 5 (21%) revealed they do this because someone else has always done these household jobs for them.

Paula Gray, designer at Discount Flooring Depot said: “Large numbers of us are still calling upon our mums to help and give advice on housework, such as doing the laundry, ironing and getting rid of pesky stains. If mums are willing to do this and actually enjoy the task – as many do – then this isn’t a problem, however adults should probably still make attempts to get to grips with some of these chores themselves.

Gray continued: “Clearly, British mums work incredibly hard to help their offspring, no matter how old they may be – and there is definitely still truth in the saying ‘a mum’s work is never done’.”

A further 1 in 7 (14%) admitted that they don’t actually know how to do some of these tasks in the home.

Finally, it was also found that those aged from 25 to 34 years old were the most likely to rely upon their mum for help and advice with housework.

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