020000 HOUSEHOLD ACTIVITIES

Category Description

2003: Household activities are those done by the respondent to maintain his or her household, and include housework, cooking, yard care, pet care, vehicle maintenance and repair, and home maintenance, repair, decoration, and renovation. Household management and organizational activities--such as filling out paperwork, balancing a checkbook, or planning a party--are also included in this category. Obtaining or purchasing household services (090000) is not included in this category.

2004+: This category captures the typical activities done by the respondent to maintain his or her household, including housecleaning, cooking, yard care, pet care, vehicle maintenance and repair, and home repair and renovation. Household management activities--such as paperwork, mail, and email are also included in this category. Obtaining or purchasing household services (090000) is not included in this category.

Activity Coding Rules

Opening gifts

2003: Code as Socializing, Relaxing, and Leisure/Attending or Hosting Social Events/Attending or hosting parties, receptions, or ceremonies (120201). Exceptions: Code opening gifts alone as Household Activities/Housework/Storing interior household items, including food (020104).

2004+: Code as Socializing, Relaxing, and Leisure/Socializing and Communicating/Socializing and communicating with others (120101). Exceptions: Code opening gifts alone or opening packages as Household Activities/Household Management/Household and personal organization and planning (020902). (Updated: February 2004)

Animal care

2003-2007: Code all pet and animal care, regardless of the WHERE code, under Household Activities/Animals and Pets/Care for animals and pets (not veterinary care) (020601). Exceptions: Code pet or animal care done as a favor for a non-household adult as Animal and pet care assistance for non-household adults (040503). Code pet or animal care that is clearly part of a larger entertainment activity (e.g. ''petting goats at the petting zoo'') as Socializing, Relaxing, and Leisure/Arts and Entertainment (other than sports)/relevant activity (120400).

2008+: Code pet and animal care, regardless of the WHERE code, under Household Activities/Animals and Pets/Care for animals and pets (not veterinary care) (020602). Code walking, exercising, or playing with animals as Household Activities/Animals and Pets/ Walking, exercising, or playing with animals (020603). Exceptions: Code pet or animal care done as a favor for a non-household adult as Animal and pet care assistance for non-household adults (040503). Code pet or animal care that is clearly part of a larger entertainment activity (e.g. "petting goats at the petting zoo") as Socializing, Relaxing, and Leisure/Arts and Entertainment (other than sports)/relevant activity (1204XX). Code horseback riding as Sports, Exercise, and Recreation/Participating in Sports, Exercise, or Recreation/Participating in equestrian sports (130110) (Updated: Jan2008)

Buying food for pets

2003+: Code as Consumer Purchases/Shopping (store, telephone, internet) (070100).

Activities related to farm animals

2003+: Code as Household Activities/Animals and Pets/Care for animals and pets (not veterinary care) (020601).

Grooming a pet

2003+: If done by respondent, code as Household Activities/Animals and Pets/Care for animals and pets (not veterinary care) (020601). If not done by respondent or veterinarian, code as Household Services/Pet Services (not done by self and not veterinary care)/Using pet services (090301).

Growing fruit, vegetables, or flowers

2003+: Code as Household Activities/Lawn, Garden, and Houseplants/Lawn, garden, and houseplant care (020501).

Food preparation

2003+: Code as Household Activities/Food and Drink Preparation, Presentation, and Clean-up/Food and drink preparation (020201). For example, if preparing a meal for children, code as food preparation. Do not code as childcare. Exception: If it's clear that respondent prepared food as a favor for a non-household adult, code under Caring for and Helping Non-Household Members/Helping Non-Household Adults/Housework, cooking, and shopping assistance for non-household adults (040501).

Giving/serving children food/a meal

2003+: Code as Food presentation (020202). If the verbatim reads feeding children, then code as Caring for and Helping Household (or Non-Household) Members/Caring for and Helping Household (or Non-household) Children/Physical care for household (or non-household) children (030101 or 040101).

Household management activities

2003+: If done by respondent for self or for the household, code as Household Activities/Household Management/relevant activity (020900). If respondent mentions doing these chores for a household member, code as Caring for and Helping Household Members (030000). If respondent mentions doing these chores for a non-household member, code as Caring for and Helping Non-Household Members (040000).

Cleaning the house

2003+: Code under Household Activities/Housework/Interior cleaning (020101).

2005+: Code "cleaning the house (exterior)" as 020401, and code "cleaning the house (unspecified)" as 029999. (Rule issued in April 2004 [as a PID] and added to manual in April 2006. Updated January 2007.)

Cleaning the kitchen

2003+: Code under Household Activities/Food and Drink Preparation, Presentation, and Clean-up/Kitchen and food clean-up (020203).

Warming up the car

2003+: Code as part of the next travel episode (traveling related to...), even if the respondent does other activities before the traveling episode. Example: "warming up the car" (180501), "packing lunch" (020201), "kissing husband goodbye" (120101), "driving to work" (180501), "working" (050101). Exceptions: If warming up the car for someone else to travel, code as Household Activities/Vehicles/Vehicles, n.e.c. (020799). If warming up the car is clearly not in preparation for any travel, but rather for a tune-up or to check engine oil, code as Household Activities/Vehicles/Vehicle repair and maintenance (by self) (020701).

Looking for misplaced items

2003+: Code as Household Activities/Household Management/Household and personal organization and planning (020902), regardless of whether the looking is related to work or home, or is done to locate an item belonging to the respondent or someone else.

Packing or unpacking bags or suitcases for others

2003+: Code as Caring for and Helping Household (or Non-Household) Members/Caring for and Helping relevant household (or non-household) member/Organization and planning for relevant member (030108, 030502, 040108, or 040506). If packing/unpacking for self or the household in general, code as Household Activities/Household Management/Household and personal organization and planning (020902).

Packing/unpacking for a journey/moving

2003+: If packing/unpacking for self or the household in general, code as Household Activities/Household Management/Household and personal organization and planning (020902).

Filling out paperwork

2003+: If respondents indicate "filling out paperwork," whether for themselves, for children, or for the household, code as Household Activities/Household Management/Household and personal organization and planning (020902). If respondents specifically indicate they did or helped to do paperwork as a favor to someone else (other than a child), code as Caring for and Helping Household (or Non-Household) Members (030000 or 040000). Exception: Finance-related paperwork (e.g. tax forms) should be coded under Household Activities/Household Management/Financial management (020901) if done for self, child, or household in general.

Checking, sending, reading, or writing e-mail

2003+: Code as Household Activities/Household Management/Household and personal e-mail and messages (020904).

Checking phone messages

2003+: Code as Household Activities/Household Management/Household and personal mail and messages (except e-mail) (020903).

Using the computer

2003+: Code the activity the respondent did as the primary activity. For example, if the respondent used the computer to search for work, code as Job Search and Interviewing (050400). If the respondent used the computer to pay bills or for financial management, code as Household Activities/Household Management/Financial management (020901). If used for playing games, code as Socializing, Relaxing, and Leisure/Relaxing and Leisure/Playing games (120307). If used to write letters, code as Household Activities/Household Management/Household and personal mail and messages (except e-mail) (020903). If respondent reports computer use for leisure, or can't/won't specify the purpose, code as Socializing, Relaxing, and Leisure/Relaxing and Leisure/Computer use for leisure (excluding games) (120308).

Respondent's education-related activities

2003+: Code as Education (060000).

Children's education-related activities

2003+: Code activities related to children's education as Caring for and Helping Household (or Non-Household) Members/Activities Related to Household (or Non-Household) Children's Education/relevant activity (030200 or 040200). Exception: Code "filling out child's paperwork" as Household Activities/Household Management/Household and personal organization and planning (020902).

Paying bills

2003+: Code as Household Activities/Household Management/Financial management (020901).

Picking up a paycheck

2003+: Code as Household Activities/Household Management/Financial management (020901). Code picking up unspecified papers/paperwork as Household Activities/Household Management/Household and personal organization and planning (020902). (Updated: February 2004)

Maintaining/repairing vehicles

2003+: If done by respondent, code as Household Activities/Vehicles/Vehicle repair and maintenance (by self) (020701). If not done by respondent, code as Household Services/Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Services (not done by self)/Using vehicle maintenance or repair services (090501).

Making funeral arrangements

2005+: With a funeral director or clergy (regardless of WHERE), code as Professional and personal services, n.e.c. (089999). On one's own, code as Household Activities/Household Management/Household and personal organization and planning (020902). (Added: November 2004)

2008+: With a funeral director or clergy (regardless of WHERE): Code as Professional and Personal Services, n.e.c. (089999) On one's own: Code as Household Activities/Household Management/Household and personal organization and planning (020902) If it is not known whether a funeral director or clergy was present during the activity, then code it as 020902. (Updated: April 2008)

Washing windows

2005+: Code as Household Activities/Housework/Interior cleaning (020101). Exception: If verbatim makes it clear that windows were washed from the outside, codes as Exterior cleaning (020401). (Added: November 2004)

Unloading the groceries

2003+: Sometimes respondents report "unloading the groceries" as a stand-alone activity. If a respondent reports "unloading the groceries" or "carrying in the groceries" ONLY, code as Household Activities/Household Management/Household and personal organization and planning (020902). If a respondent reports "putting away the groceries" or "storing the groceries" ONLY, code as Household Activities/Housework/Storing interior household items, including food (020104). However, if a respondent reports both activities ("unloading groceries" and "storing groceries") as separate activities, code "unloading the groceries" or "carrying in the groceries" as 020902 and "storing the groceries" or "putting away the groceries" as 020104. (Added: June 2005)

Making reservations

2007+: If the verbatim mentions "reserving" or "making reservations," such as "making dinner reservations," "reserving hotel rooms online," "reserving a rental car," or "making airline reservations," then code it as Household Activities/Household Management/Household and Personal Organization and Planning (020902). Exception: If the summary question responses indicate that the activity was done for work or as a volunteer, then it should be coded in the appropriate work (050101 or 050102) or volunteer (150102) categories. (Added: March 2007)

  • 020100 HOUSEWORK

    • 020101 INTERIOR CLEANING

      Category activity examples

      • Changing sheets
      • Cleaning bathrooms
      • Cleaning bathtub
      • Cleaning bedroom
      • Cleaning carpets
      • Cleaning cupboards
      • Cleaning floors
      • Cleaning inside of windows (2003-2004)
      • Cleaning out closet
      • Cleaning out drawers
      • Cleaning the house
      • Cleaning toilet
      • Cleaning windows (2005+)
      • Dusting
      • Emptying ashtray
      • Emptying trash cans
      • Making the bed
      • Mopping floors
      • Picking up clothes
      • Picking up the house (2005+)
      • Picking up toys
      • Polishing furniture
      • Recycling
      • Scrubbing
      • Shampooing carpet
      • Sorting newspapers for recycling
      • Straightening up the house (2005+)
      • Sweeping
      • Sweeping floors
      • Taking out the trash
      • Tidying up
      • Vacuuming
      • Washing floor
      • Washing walls
    • 020102 LAUNDRY

      Category activity examples

      • Adding fabric softener
      • Bringing in laundry
      • Bringing in washing
      • Checking wash
      • Doing laundry
      • Folding clean laundry
      • Folding clothes
      • Hand washing clothing
      • Hanging clothes
      • Hanging clothes on clothesline
      • Ironing
      • Putting clean laundry away
      • Putting laundry in dryer
      • Putting laundry in washer
      • Putting out clean towels
      • Putting towels in bathroom
      • Removing lint from dryer
      • Sorting laundry
      • Spot treating clothes
      • Taking clothes off the line
      • Taking clothes out of washer
      • Treating stains
      • Washing curtains
    • 020103 SEWING, REPAIRING, AND MAINTAINING TEXTILES

      Category activity examples

      • Altering clothing
      • Caring for clothes
      • Caring for curtains (2008+)
      • Caring for hats
      • Caring for shoes
      • Cleaning shoes
      • Cleaning sneakers
      • Crocheting
      • Crocheting blankets
      • Crocheting clothing
      • Crocheting quilt
      • Crocheting sweaters
      • Hemming garments
      • Knitting blankets
      • Knitting clothing
      • Knitting sweaters
      • Polishing shoes
      • Repairing clothes
      • Repairing curtains
      • Repairing hats
      • Repairing shoes
      • Sewing a new dress
      • Sewing curtains
      • Sewing hem
      • Sewing new clothing
      • Sewing on buttons
      • Sewing other household items
    • 020104 STORING INTERIOR HOUSEHOLD ITEMS, INCLUDING FOOD

      Category activity examples

      • Boxing things up for storage
      • Carrying in the groceries (2003-2004)
      • Moving stuff to attic
      • Moving stuff to basement
      • Putting away Christmas decorations (2004+)
      • Putting away decorations
      • Putting away holiday items (2004+)
      • Putting away the groceries
      • Putting shopping away
      • Storing food
      • Storing the groceries
      • Unloading groceries/shopping (2003-2004)
  • 020200 FOOD AND DRINK PREPARATION, PRESENTATION, AND CLEAN-UP

    • 020201 FOOD AND DRINK PREPARATION

      Category activity examples

      • Baking
      • Baking a cake
      • Baking biscuits
      • Baking Christmas cookies (2004+)
      • Boiling
      • Boiling water
      • Bottling fruit
      • Breast-pumping
      • Brewing beer or wine
      • Broiling
      • Butchering meat
      • Canning food
      • Carving meat
      • Chopping vegetables
      • Cooking
      • Cooking dinner (2003, 2004, 2006+)
      • Cooking meals
      • Defrosting
      • Dehydrating food
      • Drying food
      • Getting a drink
      • Heating food up
      • Heating up baby formula
      • Making a gingerbread house (2004+)
      • Making baby food
      • Making coffee
      • Making jam
      • Making tea
      • Mixing drinks
      • Mixing up baby formula
      • Packing food
      • Packing lunches
      • Packing picnics
      • Peeling potatoes
      • Pouring water in glass
      • Preparing food for company or guests
      • Preparing food for other household members
      • Preparing food for Seder (2007)
      • Preparing salad
      • Preserving food
      • Putting icing on cake
      • Putting roast in oven
      • Salting meat
      • Slicing vegetables
      • Smoking fish
      • Thawing frozen food
    • 020202 FOOD PRESENTATION

      Category activity examples

      • Filling pepper
      • Filling salt
      • Filling sugar
      • Garnishing food
      • Passing out drinks
      • Polishing silver
      • Putting out condiments
      • Serving a meal
      • Serving hors d'oeuvres
      • Setting the table
    • 020203 KITCHEN AND FOOD CLEAN-UP

      Category activity examples

      • Cleaning barbecue grill
      • Cleaning freezer
      • Cleaning high chair
      • Cleaning kitchen cupboard
      • Cleaning microwave oven
      • Cleaning oven
      • Cleaning refrigerator
      • Cleaning stove
      • Cleaning up after a meal
      • Cleaning up plates and food
      • Cleaning up the kitchen only
      • Clearing the table
      • Defrosting freezer
      • Drying dishes
      • Emptying dishwasher
      • Loading the dishwasher
      • Mopping the kitchen floor
      • Putting dishes away
      • Putting leftovers away
      • Rinsing dishes
      • Throwing away leftovers
      • Washing dishes
      • Washing pots and pans
      • Wiping tables
  • 020300 INTERIOR MAINTENANCE, REPAIR, AND DECORATION

    • 020301 INTERIOR ARRANGEMENT, DECORATION, AND REPAIRS

      Category activity examples

      • Carving jack-o-lanterns (2004+)
      • Changing light bulbs
      • Decorating
      • Decorating the Christmas tree (2004+)
      • Fixing leaks
      • Fumigating house
      • Hanging blinds
      • Hanging Christmas stockings (2004+)
      • Hanging curtains
      • Hanging pictures
      • Hanging shades
      • Hanging wallpaper
      • Installing carpet
      • Laying linoleum floors
      • Laying tile floors
      • Laying wood floors
      • Making plumbing improvements
      • Measuring windows for curtains
      • Moving furniture
      • Painting
      • Plastering
      • Putting up Christmas decorations (inside) (2004+)
      • Putting up Christmas lights (inside) (2004+)
      • Putting up shelves
      • Rearranging furniture
      • Refitting kitchen/bathroom
      • Remodeling interior of house
      • Replacing fuses
      • Setting mousetraps
      • Setting up a manger (inside) (2004+)
      • Setting up menorah candles (inside) (2004+)
      • Stripping paint
      • Stripping wallpaper
      • Taking down indoor decorations (2004-2007)
      • Taking down towel bars
    • 020302 BUILDING AND REPAIRING FURNITURE

      Category activity examples

      • Assembling furniture
      • Changing cabinet hardware
      • Making cabinets
      • Making furniture
      • Painting furniture
      • Refinishing furniture
      • Refinishing wood furniture
      • Repairs to furniture
      • Reupholstering furniture
      • Sanding wood furniture
      • Staining wood furniture
      • Stripping furniture
    • 020303 HEATING AND COOLING

      Category activity examples

      • Bringing in kindling
      • Bringing in wood
      • Changing furnace filter
      • Chopping wood
      • Closing windows
      • Collecting wood
      • Filling heater with fuel
      • Installing fireplace
      • Installing window AC unit
      • Installing wood burning stove
      • Lighting fireplace
      • Opening windows
      • Setting the fire
      • Shoveling coal
      • Stacking firewood
  • 020400 EXTERIOR MAINTENANCE, REPAIR, AND DECORATION

    • 020401 EXTERIOR CLEANING

      Category activity examples

      • Cleaning chimney
      • Cleaning garage
      • Cleaning gutters
      • Cleaning shed
      • Picking up trash that blew into yard
      • Putting away bicycles
      • Putting away outside toys
      • Putting away yard equipment
      • Removing ice from walkways
      • Shoveling snow
      • Sweeping deck
      • Sweeping patio
      • Sweeping porch
      • Sweeping garage
      • Sweeping sidewalk
      • Sweeping steps
      • Washing outside windows
    • 020402 EXTERIOR REPAIR, IMPROVEMENTS, AND DECORATION

      Category activity examples

      • Adding another room to house
      • Building a deck
      • Building a fence
      • Building a garage
      • Building a carport
      • Building a shed
      • Decorating outside for holidays
      • Decorating outside for parties
      • Fixing bird feeder
      • Fixing broken windows
      • Fixing mailbox
      • Fixing the roof
      • Fixing weatherboards
      • Hanging address numbers
      • Hanging flags
      • Hanging outdoor lights
      • Hanging up wind chimes
      • Installing a gate or fence
      • Making structural additions
      • Painting house exterior
      • Painting or staining fence
      • Painting porch
      • Staining porch
      • Painting deck
      • Staining deck
      • Paving or blacktopping
      • Putting new roof on garage
      • Putting new roof on house
      • Putting up Christmas decorations (outside) (2004+)
      • Putting up Christmas lights (outside) (2004+)
      • Putting up outdoor holiday decorations
      • Repairing boat dock
      • Repairing wind chimes
      • Replacing screens
      • Screening in a porch
      • Setting up garden furniture
      • Staining house exterior
      • Working on boat lift
  • 020500 LAWN, GARDEN, AND HOUSEPLANTS

    • 020501 LAWN, GARDEN, AND HOUSEPLANT CARE

      Category activity examples

      • Adding chemicals to lawn
      • Applying pesticides
      • Blowing leaves
      • Cleaning the yard (2015+)
      • Collecting eggs, honey
      • Cutting the grass
      • Digging in the vegetable garden
      • Doing yard work
      • Edging
      • Fertilizing garden
      • Fertilizing the lawn
      • Disposing/recycling lawn clippings (2014+)
      • Gardening
      • Gathering nuts
      • Hunting mushrooms
      • Laying paving stones
      • Mowing the lawn
      • Mulching
      • Picking fruit and vegetables
      • Picking up branches, twigs
      • Planting
      • Planting beans
      • Planting flowers
      • Planting fruit and vegetables
      • Planting fruit tree
      • Planting tomatoes
      • Pruning shrubs
      • Pruning tree
      • Putting pesticides on lawn
      • Putting snail killer around vegetables
      • Raking leaves
      • Seeding
      • Sowing flower or vegetable seeds
      • Spraying for bugs
      • Spraying fruit trees
      • Spraying rose bushes
      • Spreading mulch
      • Trimming branches/hedges
      • Turning sprinkler on or off
      • Tying up tomatoes
      • Watering garden
      • Watering houseplants
      • Watering lawn
      • Watering outdoor plants
      • Weeding
      • Weeding flower garden
      • Weeding vegetable garden
    • 020502 PONDS, POOLS, AND HOT TUBS

      Category activity examples

      • Adding chemicals to hot tub
      • Adding chemicals to pool
      • Chlorinating the pool
      • Cleaning the pond, pool, hot tub
      • Draining pool
      • Filling the pool
      • Putting in a pond, pool, hot tub
      • Repairing pond, pool, hot tub
      • Testing ph in water
      • Turning off the hot tub
      • Turning on hot tub
      • Winterizing pool
  • 020600 ANIMALS AND PETS

    • 020601 CARE FOR ANIMALS AND PETS (NOT VETERINARY CARE) (2003-2007)

      Category activity examples

      • Adopting a pet
      • Bathing dog
      • Brushing dog
      • Burying animals
      • Caring for an orphaned animal
      • Caring for household pets
      • Changing dog's water
      • Cleaning the litter box
      • Cleaning up after pets
      • Clipping cat's claws
      • Clipping dog's nails
      • Exercising pets
      • Feeding a raccoon
      • Feeding a stray
      • Feeding birds
      • Feeding cat
      • Feeding ducks
      • Feeding fish
      • Feeding guinea pig
      • Feeding horses
      • Feeding rabbit
      • Feeding squirrels
      • Feeding the dog
      • Feeding pets
      • Filling the bird feeder
      • Grooming horse
      • Grooming pets
      • Letting the dog out (2015+)
      • Nursing a sick animal
      • Petting animals
      • Playing with animals
      • Playing with the dog
      • Providing medical care to pets
      • Putting together rabbit pen (2015+)
      • Taking pets for a walk
      • Tending a wounded bird
      • Visiting an animal shelter to select pet
      • Walking the dog
      • Watching kittens being born
      • Watching puppies being born
      • Watering pets
    • 020602 CARE FOR ANIMALS AND PETS (NOT VETERINARY CARE) (2008+)

      Category activity examples

      • Adopting a pet
      • Bathing dog
      • Brushing dog
      • Burying animals
      • Caring for an orphaned animal
      • Caring for household pets
      • Changing dog's water
      • Cleaning the litter box
      • Cleaning up after pets
      • Clipping cat's claws
      • Clipping dog's nails
      • Feeding a raccoon
      • Feeding a stray
      • Feeding birds
      • Feeding cat
      • Feeding ducks
      • Feeding fish
      • Feeding guinea pig
      • Feeding horses
      • Feeding rabbit
      • Feeding squirrels
      • Feeding the dog
      • Feeding pets
      • Watering pets
      • Filling the bird feeder
      • Grooming horse
      • Grooming pets
      • Nursing a sick animal
      • Petting animals
      • Providing medical care to pets
      • Tending a wounded bird
      • Visiting an animal shelter to select pet
      • Watching kittens being born
      • Watching puppies being born
    • 020603 WALKING, EXERCISING, PLAYING WITH ANIMALS (2008+)

      Category activity examples

      • Exercising Pets (2008+)
      • Playing with animals (2008+)
      • Playing with the dog (2008+)
      • Taking pets for a walk (2008+)
      • Walking the dog (2008+)
  • 020700 VEHICLES

    • 020701 VEHICLE REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE (BY SELF)

      Category activity examples

      • Adding equipment to vehicles
      • Adding oil
      • Assembling bicycle
      • Changing oil
      • Changing spark plugs
      • Changing wheel on motorcycle
      • Changing tires
      • Rotating tires
      • Charging battery
      • Checking battery
      • Checking fluids
      • Checking tire pressure
      • Checking tires
      • Checking to make sure car was locked (2005+)
      • Cleaning boat
      • Cleaning camper (2004+)
      • Cleaning RV (2004+)
      • Cleaning vehicles
      • Vacuuming vehicles
      • Covering boat
      • Doing a ring job
      • Doing a valve job
      • Filling brake fluid
      • Filling radiator
      • Fixing bike
      • Fixing motorcycle
      • Hooking up trailer to car (2004+)
      • Hooking up trailer to truck (2004+)
      • Installing a trailer hitch (2004+)
      • Installing car CD player
      • Installing car stereo
      • Installing car speakers
      • Overhauling engine
      • Putting air in tires
      • Putting car in garage
      • Putting vehicle in garage
      • Putting new chain on bicycle
      • Putting on license plates
      • Putting on tags
      • Putting on registration stickers
      • Putting protective cover on vehicle
      • Rebuilding engine
      • Replacing brakes
      • Replacing vehicle headlights
      • Replacing vehicle taillights
      • Restoring car
      • Scraping ice off vehicle
      • Scraping snow off vehicle
      • Tuning up vehicles
      • Washing cars or other vehicles
      • Waxing cars or other vehicles
      • Winterizing boat (2004+)
  • 020800 APPLIANCES, TOOLS, AND TOYS

    • 020801 APPLIANCE, TOOL, AND TOY SET-UP, REPAIR, AND MAINTENANCE (BY SELF)

      Category activity examples

      • Changing batteries in appliances
      • Charging batteries
      • Cleaning lawnmowers
      • Cleaning tools and equipment
      • Connecting dryer
      • Connecting washing machine
      • Fixing household camera
      • Hooking up satellite dish
      • Hooking up stereo, VCR
      • Installing a fax machine
      • Installing a modem
      • Installing a printer
      • Installing a scanner
      • Installing appliances
      • Installing heating or AC equipment (2004+)
      • Loading software on computer
      • Maintaining tools and equipment
      • Oiling lawnmowers
      • Repairing appliances
      • Repairing sporting equipment
      • Repairing tools and equipment
      • Repairing toys
      • Restringing tennis racket
      • Setting clocks
      • Setting up doll house (2004+)
      • Setting up or fixing computer
      • Setting up toy train track (2004+)
      • Sharpening knives
      • Sharpening other tools
      • Waxing skis
      • Winding clocks
  • 020900 HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT

    • 020901 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

      Category activity examples

      • Balancing the checkbook
      • Borrowing money (not banking)
      • Buying stocks
      • Checking bank account balance (2015+)
      • Checking receipts against bank statements
      • Checking stocks
      • Filing receipts
      • Filling out tax forms
      • Giving money to household adult
      • Giving money to household child
      • Donating money (2014+)
      • Lending money (not banking)
      • Looking at bills (2008+)
      • Making a budget
      • Paying bills (2007+)
      • Paying the mortgage (2007+)
      • Paying the rent (2007+)
      • Researching investments
      • Selling stocks
      • Trading stocks
      • Using computer to keep budget
      • Using computer to pay bills
      • Writing checks
    • 020902 HOUSEHOLD AND PERSONAL ORGANIZATION AND PLANNING

      Category activity examples

      • Assigning chores
      • Borrowing household items
      • Carrying in groceries (2005+)
      • Doing paperwork
      • Dropping off household items
      • Filling a Christmas stocking (2004+)
      • Filling an Easter basket (2004+)
      • Filling out paperwork
      • Getting organized for work (for self)
      • Labeling videos
      • Lending household items
      • Loading the car (2005+)
      • Looking at store purchases
      • Looking for misplaced items
      • Making dinner reservations (2008+)
      • Making photocopies (for self or household)
      • Making reservations (2008+)
      • Making shopping lists
      • Opening packages (2004+)
      • Opening presents or gifts (alone) (2004+)
      • Organizing boxes in garage
      • Organizing file cabinet
      • Organizing household events
      • Organizing household parties
      • Organizing school stuff (for self)
      • Packing bags (for self or household) (2003-2006)
      • Packing boxes for household move or trip
      • Packing/unpacking bags or suitcase (for self) (2007+)
      • Packing/unpacking car from a trip (2005+)
      • Packing/unpacking recreational vehicle from a trip (2005+)
      • Picking up household items
      • Planning household events
      • Planning household meals
      • Planning household parties
      • Planning household trip
      • Planning menu
      • Planning vacation
      • Putting pictures in albums
      • Sorting books (2004+)
      • Sorting household items (2004+)
      • Sorting paperwork
      • Unloading groceries (2005+)
      • Unloading shopping items (2005+)
      • Unloading the car (2005+)
      • Unwrapping packages (2004+)
      • Wrapping presents
    • 020903 HOUSEHOLD AND PERSONAL MAIL AND MESSAGES (EXCEPT E-MAIL)

      Category activity examples

      • Addressing holiday cards (2004+)
      • Bringing in newspaper/mail
      • Checking phone messages
      • Checking to see if mail came
      • Collecting mail
      • Getting mail in
      • Looking at/checking mail
      • Mailing letters, payments
      • Mailing/picking up letters
      • Mailing/picking up packages
      • Reading mail
      • Sending express mail
      • Sending reg./cert. packages/mail
      • Signing for certified mail
      • Sorting mail
      • Throwing away junk mail
      • Writing cards (personal or household)
      • Writing Christmas cards (2004+)
      • Writing letters (personal or household)
      • Writing Valentines (2004+)
    • 020904 HOUSEHOLD AND PERSONAL E-MAIL AND MESSAGES

      Category activity examples

      • Checking e-mail (personal or household)
      • Cleaning out e-mail inbox (personal or household)
      • Instant messaging (personal)
      • Reading e-mail (personal or household)
      • Reading/sending e-mail, unspecified
      • Sending e-mail (personal or household)
    • 020905 HOME SECURITY

      Category activity examples

      • Bolting doors/windows
      • Breaking into a locked house
      • Breaking into home if locked out
      • Changing locks
      • Checking locks
      • Closing house up
      • Closing the blinds/curtains
      • Installing alarms
      • Installing smoke detectors
      • Locking doors, windows
      • Locking up home
      • Locking up the house
      • Maintaining alarms/security systems
      • Maintaining smoke detectors
      • Setting security alarm
      • Turning out the lights
  • 029900 HOUSEHOLD ACTIVITIES, N.E.C.