National No Housework Day

National No Housework Day is a holiday that falls on April 7th every year. As its name implies, this is a day when everyone is supposed to put down their dusters, brooms, and mops and take a single day off from housecleaning. This means that this holiday might be harder to celebrate for some people than other holidays. After all, no one likes leaving a sink full of dirty dishes or leaving the windows dirty.

The History Of National No Housework Day

This holiday was first created by Wellcat—a website dedicated to selling aromatherapy and bulk herbs and spices. This is also a website that has created a variety of different holidays, from Bathtub Party Day to Cat Herder’s Day to even Stupid Guy Thing Day.

Facts About Housecleaning

As usual, we did a ton of research to get to the roots of this holiday, and during our search, we realized that there are a lot of facts about housecleaning that the average person might not realize. That’s why we’ve decided to list some of the ones that we found to be the most interesting below.

Cleaning Can Burn A Significant Amount Of Calories

One thing that many people might not realize is that cleaning can help a person burn some extra calories. It’s been estimated that if a person spends two hours cleaning, they could burn as much as 200 calories. That’s 100 calories an hour, which is actually pretty significant.

Dust Is Made Up Of Dead Skin

Okay, not all dust is made up of dead skin cells, but the majority of it is. Dust contains approximately 75-80% skin cells. The rest of it is animal dander, dust mites, decomposing insects, organic fibers from clothing, and even soil.

The Average Mattress Is Riddled With Dust Mites

What a person might not know is that mattresses can harbor whole communities of dust mites. How many dust mites? The average mattress contains anywhere from 10,000 to 10 million dust mites. The older the mattress, the more dust mites it’s likely to contain, so be sure to change your mattress on a regular basis.

Celebrating National No Housework Day

Since National No Housework Day is designed to give people an excuse to take a day off from their chores, anyone wanting to celebrate this day is going to want to do just that. Take the day off from doing dishes, taking out the trash, and wiping down counters. Spend a few moments to kick back and do some fun activities that you’ve been putting off for too long. And once you’ve done all of that, be sure to use the hashtag #NationalNoHouseworkDay to encourage everyone else to take the day off.

When is it?
This year (2024)
April 7 Sunday
Next year (2025)
April 7 Monday
Last year (2023)
April 7 Friday
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