25 Most Hated Life-Admin Tasks

July 26, 2018



In a survey of 2,000 adults carried out by Swinton Insurance, it was calculated that the typical adult spends three hours a week dealing with personal administration such as paying bills, renewing insurances and other admin tasks for the household. That’s one week a year spent doing a range of tasks that we don’t enjoy and are preventing us from spending our time doing the more fun things in life. Some of the respondents claimed to having to take time off work to complete the mountain of tasks that they had let build up over time, whilst others admitted to regularly missing deadlines to get these jobs completed.


Here’s the Top 25 most hated life-admin tasks:

  1. Sorting out your car's MOT

  2. Passports renewal

  3. Home insurance renewal

  4. Utility company changes

  5. Car insurance renewal

  6. Filing a tax return

  7. Paperwork/bill filing

  8. Sorting out the car tax

  9. Making changes to a TV / phone package

  10. Doing a price comparison for utilities

  11. Booking dentist check-ups

  12. New job applications

  13. Getting quotes from tradesman to do household jobs

  14. Booking an eye-test

  15. Submitting an insurance claim

  16. Shredding confidential documents

  17. Putting things on ebay to sell

  18. Sorting out the car servicing

  19. Querying a mobile phone bill

  20. Changing addresses on driving licence

  21. Changing email addresses

  22. Decluttering closets and taking clothes to charity shop

  23. Ordering repeat prescriptions

  24. Researching financial investments (e.g. pension, ISA)

  25. Cancelling old subscriptions


If you used the services of a Virtual Assistant, how many of these annoying tasks could you cross off your list without lifting a finger? Go on, give Girl Friday Harrow  call and get rid of YOUR most hated tasks.

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