0400 UNPAID DOMESTIC WORK

Category Description

This category captures time the respondent spends in unpaid domestic work. This includes food preparation/cooking (0420), setting table, washing or putting away dishes (0421), cleaning (0422), laundry, ironing, clothing repair (0423), home repairs, maintaining vehicle (0424), other domestic work (0425), purchasing routine goods (0426), purchasing consumer durables (0427), purchasing personal services (0428), purchasing medical services (0429), purchasing repairing, laundry services (0430), financial or government services (0431), and purchasing other types of services (0432).

  • 0420 FOOD PREPARATION, COOKING

    Category Description

    This category broadly comprises of time spent in meal preparations and cooking.

    Activity Coding Rules

    1985: This includes time in meal preparation, cooking and fixing lunches. Time spent serving food, setting table, putting groceries away, and unloading the car after the grocery is also included.

    2003+: These years include time in food and drink preparation as well as food presentation.

    Category examples
    Baking, baking a cake, taking biscuits
    Boiling, boiling water
    Bottling fruit
    Breast-pumping
    Brewing beer or wine
    Broiling
    Butchering meat
    Canning food, carving meat
    Chopping vegetables
    Cooking, cooking dinner, cooking meals
    Defrosting, dehydrating food, drying food
    Getting a drink
    Heating food up, heating up baby formula
    Making baby food, making coffee, tea, drinks
    Making jam, mixing up baby formula
    Packing food, lunches, picnics
    Peeling potatoes
    Pouring water in glass
    Preparing food for company or guests, for other household members
    Preparing salad, preserving food
    Putting icing on cake, putting roast in oven
    Salting meat, slicing vegetables
    Smoking fish, thawing frozen food

    2004+: The following were added after 2004.

    Category examples
    Baking Christmas cookies
    Making a gingerbread house

  • 0421 SET TABLE, WASH/PUT AWAY DISHES

    Category Description

    This category broadly comprises of time spent in the kitchen for clean up.

    Activity Coding Rules

    2003+: These years include time in kitchen and food clean up with the following examples:

    Category examples
    Cleaning barbecue grill, freezer
    Cleaning high chair
    Cleaning kitchen cupboard, microwave oven
    Cleaning oven, refrigerator, 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, pots and pans, wiping tables

  • 0422 CLEANING

    Category Description

    This includes cleaning indoor or outdoor cleaning activities.

    Activity Coding Rules

    1975-76: Cleaning time includes routine indoor cleaning and chores as well as routine house cleaning outside.

    1985: This includes miscellaneous working around the house, indoor or outdoor.

    Category examples
    Routine indoor cleaning and chores
    Picking up
    Dusting
    Making beds,
    Washing windows
    Vacuuming
    Cleaning - fall/spring cleaning
    Housework

    2003+: This study period captures time in interior cleaning, interior arrangement, decoration and repairs, and exterior cleaning.

    Category examples
    Changing sheets
    Cleaning bathrooms, bathtub, bedroom
    Cleaning carpets, cupboards
    Cleaning floors, inside of windows
    Cleaning out closet, drawers, the house, toilet
    Dusting, emptying ashtray, emptying trash cans
    Making the bed
    Mopping floors
    Picking up clothes, picking up toys
    Polishing furniture
    Recycling
    Scrubbing
    Shampooing carpet
    Sorting newspapers for recycling
    Sweeping, sweeping floors
    Taking out the trash
    Tidying up, vacuuming
    Washing floor, washing walls
    Cleaning chimney, garage, gutters, shed
    Picking up trash that blew into yard
    Putting away bicycles, outside toys
    Putting away yard equipment
    Removing ice from walkways
    Shoveling snow
    Sweeping deck, patio, porch
    Sweeping garage, sidewalk, steps
    Washing outside windows
    Changing light bulbs
    Decorating
    Fixing leaks
    Fumigating house
    Hanging blinds, curtains
    Hanging pictures, 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 shelves
    Rearranging furniture
    Refitting kitchen/bathroom
    Remodeling interior of house
    Replacing fuses, setting mousetraps
    Stripping paint, wallpaper
    Taking down towel bars

    2004+: This period further includes the following examples.

    Category examples
    Carving jack-o-lanterns
    Setting up a manger
    Setting up menorah candles
    Setting up a manger
    Setting up menorah candles
    Putting up Christmas decorations
    Putting up Christmas lights
    Taking down indoor decorations
    Decorating the Christmas tree
    Hanging Christmas stockings

    2005+: This period further includes the following examples.

    Category examples
    Cleaning windows
    Picking up the house
    Straightening up the house

  • 0423 LAUNDRY, IRONING, CLOTHING REPAIR

    Category Description

    This category broadly comprises of time spent in clothes care such as laundry and repair.

    Activity Coding Rules

    1985: This includes laundry and clothes care.

    Category examples
    Iron, fold, and mend clothes
    Put away clothes

    2003+: This period further includes the following examples.

    Category 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
    Altering clothing
    Caring for clothes, hats, shoes
    Cleaning shoes, sneakers
    Crocheting blankets, clothing, quilt, sweaters
    Hemming garments
    Knitting blankets, clothing, sweaters
    Polishing shoes
    Repairing clothes, curtains, hats, shoes
    Sewing a new dress, curtains, hem
    Sewing new clothing, on buttons
    Sewing other household items

  • 0424 HOME REPAIRS, MAINTAIN VEHICLE

    Category Description

    This category broadly captures time spent in home and car repair.

    Activity Coding Rules

    1975-76: This period includes repair vehicle, exterior repairs or maintenance, car care, cleaning and tune up, as well as home improvement/remodeling.

    1985: The category for this period further includes repairs, maintenance, indoors, fixing, repairing indoors, furnace, plumbing, painting a room, as well as repairing appliances or furniture.

    2003+: Time in home repairs/maintain vehicle includes building and repairing furniture, heating and cooling, exterior repair, improvements, and decoration, repairing ponds, pools, and hot tubs, vehicle repair and maintenance, appliance, tool, and toy set-up, repair, and maintenance.

    Category examples
    Assembling furniture
    Changing cabinet hardware
    Making cabinets, furniture
    Painting furniture
    Refinishing furniture, wood furniture
    Repairs to furniture
    Reupholstering furniture
    Sanding wood furniture
    Staining wood furniture
    Stripping furniture
    Bringing in kindling, wood
    Changing furnace filter
    Chopping wood
    Closing windows
    Collecting wood
    Filling heater with fuel
    Installing fireplace, window AC unit, wood burning stove
    Lighting fireplace
    Opening windows
    Setting the fire
    Shoveling coal
    Stacking firewood
    Adding another room to house
    Building a deck, a fence, a garage, a carport, a shed
    Decorating outside for holidays, outside for parties
    Fixing bird feeder, broken windows, mailbox, the roof, weatherboards
    Hanging address numbers, flags, outdoor lights, up wind chimes
    Installing a gate or fence
    Making structural additions
    Painting house exterior or staining fence, porch, deck
    Staining porch, deck
    Paving or blacktopping
    Putting new roof on garage, new roof on house
    Putting up outdoor holiday decorations
    Repairing boat dock, wind chimes
    Replacing screens
    Screening in a porch
    Setting up garden furniture
    Staining house exterior
    Working on boat lift
    Adding chemicals to hot tub/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/on the hot tub
    Winterizing pool
    Adding equipment to vehicles
    Adding/Changing oil
    Assembling bicycle
    Changing spark plugs, wheel on motorcycle tires
    Rotating tires
    Charging/Checking battery
    Checking fluids/tire pressure/tires
    Cleaning boat/vehicles
    Vacuuming vehicles
    Covering boat
    Doing a ring job/valve job
    Filling brake fluid/radiator
    Fixing bike/motorcycle
    Installing car CD player/car stereo/car speakers
    Overhauling engine
    Putting air in tires, car/vehicle in garage, new chain on bicycle
    Putting on license plates/tags/registration stickers
    Putting protective cover on vehicle
    Rebuilding engine
    Replacing brakes, vehicle headlights/taillight, restoring car
    Scraping ice off vehicle, scraping snow off vehicle
    Tuning up vehicles
    Washing cars or other vehicles
    Waxing cars or other vehicles
    Changing batteries in appliances
    Charging batteries
    Cleaning lawnmowers, tools and equipment
    Connecting dryer/washing machine
    Fixing household camera
    Hooking up satellite dish, stereo, VCR
    Installing a fax machine, a modem, printer, scanner, appliances
    Loading software on computer
    Maintaining tools and equipment
    Oiling lawnmowers
    Repairing appliances, sporting equipment, tools and equipment, toys
    Restringing tennis racket
    Setting clocks
    Setting up or fixing computer
    Sharpening knives, other tools
    Waxing skis
    Winding clocks

    2004+: This period additionally includes the following examples.

    Category examples
    Putting up Christmas decorations, putting up Christmas lights (outside)
    Setting up doll house, setting up toy train track
    Installing heating or AC equipment
    Hooking up trailer to car, hooking up trailer to truck
    Installing a trailer hitch
    Cleaning camper
    Winterizing boat
    Cleaning RV
    Checking to make sure car was locked

  • 0425 OTHER DOMESTIC WORK

    Category Description

    This category broadly captures time spent in household related chores.

    Activity Coding Rules

    1975-76: This period includes other domestic work, household paperwork/pay bills, other household chores or running errands.

    1985: The category for this period includes other indoor cleaning, other outdoor work, household paperwork, watching others do household tasks, or other household chores.

    Category examples
    Not sure whether cleaning or repair
    “Did things in house"
    Worked outside
    Puttering in garage
    Paying bills
    Balancing the check book
    Making lists
    Getting the mail
    Working on the budget
    Other household chores (no travel)
    Picking up things at home
    Picking up deposit slips (related travel to purpose)

    2003+: Time in other domestic work comprises of storing interior household items, not elsewhere classified housework, household management, household and personal organization and planning, as well as home security.

    Category examples
    Boxing things up for storage
    Moving stuff to attic
    Moving stuff to basement
    Putting away decorations
    Putting away the groceries
    Putting shopping away
    Storing food, groceries
    Balancing the checkbook
    Borrowing money (not banking)
    Buying stocks
    Checking receipts against bank statements
    Checking stocks
    Filing receipts, tax forms
    Giving money to household adult/household child
    Lending money (not banking)
    Making a budget
    Researching investments
    Selling/Trading stocks
    Using computer to keep budget/pay bills
    Writing checks
    Assigning chores
    Borrowing household items
    Doing paperwork
    Dropping off household items
    Filling out paperwork
    Getting organized for work (for self)
    Labeling videos
    Lending household items
    Looking at store purchases
    Looking for misplaced items
    Making photocopies (for self or household)
    Making shopping lists
    Organizing boxes in garage, file cabinet
    Organizing household events, household parties
    Organizing school stuff (for self)
    Packing bags (for self or household) (2003-2006)
    Packing boxes for household move or trip
    Picking up household items
    Planning household events, meals, parties, trip
    Planning menu, vacation
    Putting pictures in albums
    Sorting paperwork
    Wrapping presents
    Bolting doors/windows
    Breaking into a locked house
    Breaking into home if locked out
    Checking/Changing 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

    2004+: The following period also comprises of the following examples.

    Category examples
    Carrying in the groceries (2003-2004)
    Unloading groceries/shopping (2003-2004)
    Filling a Christmas stocking
    Filling an Easter basket
    Putting away Christmas decorations
    Putting away holiday items
    Unwrapping packages
    Opening packages
    Opening presents or gifts (alone)
    Sorting books
    Sorting household items

    2005+: The following period also comprises of the following examples.

    Category examples
    Carrying in groceries
    Loading the car
    Packing/unpacking car from a trip
    Packing/unpacking recreational vehicle from a trip
    Unloading groceries
    Unloading shopping items
    Unloading the car

    2007+: The following period also comprises of the following examples.

    Category examples
    Paying bills
    Paying the mortgage
    Paying the rent
    Packing/unpacking bags or suitcase (for self)

    2008+: The following period also comprises of the following examples.

    Category examples
    Looking at bills
    Making dinner reservations
    Making reservations

  • 0426 PURCHASE ROUTINE GOODS

    Category Description

    This category generally captures time spent in shopping for food and groceries.

    Activity Coding Rules

    1985: The category for this period includes groceries, supermarket, shopping for food, and other shopping for good or clothes.

    2003+: This period includes grocery shopping, purchasing good/not groceries, shopping (except for groceries, food, and gas), waiting associated with shopping, and using meal preparation services.

    Category examples
    Buying/Ordering/paying for groceries
    Talking to the produce manager
    Buying fast food
    Paying check for a meal/drink/snack
    Paying for fast food at drive-through
    Paying for meal at restaurant, pizza delivery person
    Picking up take-out food
    Placing order at a deli/fast food place
    Browsing, browsing/shopping at fundraisers
    Buying a new or used car
    Buying a pet
    Buying appliances, books/CDs/other items, clothes
    Buying everyday consumer goods, gardening supplies
    Buying movie tickets, postage stamps
    Dropping off products for repairs
    Looking at products, at products in catalogs
    Looking through catalogs
    Ordering clothes, concert tickets, football tickets
    Ordering products
    Paying for a new or used car, for a rental car/truck/van
    Paying for movie tickets, for purchases
    Picking up prescriptions/film
    Renting a car/truck/van
    Renting a rug shampooer
    Renting a tuxedo
    Renting lawn equipment, products
    Returning consumer goods, videotapes to store
    Renting products, consumer goods, videotapes to store
    Shopping at e-bay
    Shopping at flea markets/auctions/yard sales
    Shopping but not yet buying
    Shopping for a new or used car
    Talking to the salesclerk
    Test-driving a vehicle
    Visiting a book fair
    Window shopping
    Waiting in line to buy gas, pay for goods, purchase groceries
    Hiring a caterer, a personal chef, wait staff/bartender for a party
    Meeting/Paying a caterer
    Paying the wait staff
    Talking to/meeting with caterer, reception planner
    Tipping the wait staff or bartender

    2004+: This period includes:

    Category examples
    Talking to fast food cashier
    Talking to the waiter

    2005+: The 2005+ period also comprises the example "Renting a movie."

    2007+: This period further includes shopping at warehouse stores (Wal-Mart, Costco, Super-K, etc.).

    2011+: This period include ordering groceries online, buying airline tickets online and checking into/out of hotel/motel/B and B.

  • 0427 PURCHASE CONSUMER DURABLES

    Category Description

    This category generally captures time spent in shopping for durables.

    Activity Coding Rules

    1975-76: The category for this period comprises of shopping for goods, durables, or appliances as well as looking for rent/purchasing housing.

    1985: This period includes obtaining goods and services – durable household goods, shopping for large appliances, cars and furniture. The category also captures activities that are connected with buying, selling, renting, looking for house, apartment, including phone calls; showing house, including travelling around looking at real estate property (for own use).

    1992-94, 1994-95, 1998-01: The category for this period comprises of shopping for clothes or household items.

    2003+: The category includes purchasing gas, comparison shopping, security procedures related to consumer purchases as well as telephone calls to/from salespeople.

    Category examples
    Buying gas
    Buying other products at gas station (2003)
    Paying for gasoline and other products (2003-2004)
    Pumping gas
    Talking to gas station attendant
    Browsing through circulars
    Comparing prices at different stores
    Comparison shopping on the internet
    Reading product reviews
    Researching items/prices/availability
    Being searched at security checkpoint for consumer purchases
    Opening bags for security search for consumer purchases
    Passing through metal detector for consumer purchases
    Talking on phone to a cashier, customer service representative
    Talking on phone to a sales clerk, salesperson
    Talking on phone to a store counter person, store manager
    Talking on phone to a telemarketer

    2005+, 2008+: The category includes time paying for gasoline (2005+) and talking to credit card company post 2008+.

  • 0428 PURCHASE PERSONAL SERVICES

    Category Description

    This category captures time spent in personal care services.

    Activity Coding Rules

    1985: The category for this period comprises of phone calling for services or personal care including beauty, barber shop or hairdressers.

    2003+: The period includes using personal care services, waiting associated with personal care services, and telephone calls to/from professional or personal care services providers.

    Category examples
    Getting a haircut, a hair done
    Getting a tan at the tanning salon
    Having a facial, massage, pedicure
    Having nails done
    Paying for a haircut
    Talking to/with the hair stylist/manicurist
    Waiting for the barber
    Talking on phone to a banker/insurance agent/loan officer
    Talking on phone to a barber/hairstylist/manicurist
    Talking on phone to a doctor/nurse/veterinarian
    Talking on phone to a lawyer/mediator/paralegal
    Talking on phone to a massage therapist
    Talking on phone to a pharmacist
    Talking on phone to a real estate agent
    Talking on phone to an accountant

  • 0429 PURCHASE MEDICAL SERVICES

    Category Description

    This includes medical care such as seeing the doctor or dentist.

    Activity Coding Rules

    1985: The category for this also includes visits to doctor including making appointments.

    2003+: The period includes using health and care services outside the home, using in-home health and care services, waiting associated with medical services, using veterinary services,

    Category examples
    Attending group therapy
    Checking out adult care facility
    Having a doctor's appointment
    Having a physical, an acupuncture
    Having an eye exam, dental work done
    Having inpatient treatment/outpatient treatment
    Having wisdom teeth removed
    Making a co-payment
    Paying for adult care services, healthcare services
    Paying for long-term care, the doctor
    Purchasing adult daycare/elder care services
    Purchasing hospice/respite care
    Receiving physical therapy
    Seeing a chiropractor, a psychologist
    Talking to/with a doctor, healthcare practitioner, nurse
    Talking to/with a pharmacist, physical therapist
    Talking to/with a psychologist
    Hiring someone to look after household adult
    Receiving in-home healthcare
    Waiting at the physician's office
    Waiting for lab test results, surgery
    Paying for pet health insurance/veterinary services
    Purchasing medicine for a pet
    Talking to/with vet/vet assistant/vet technician
    Waiting for the vet

  • 0430 PURCHASE REPAIR, LAUNDRY SERVICES

    Category Description

    This category comprises of time spent in services such as auto, household, or clothes repair.

    Activity Coding Rules

    1975-76: The category for this also includes auto repair and related services, clothes repair, cleaning services, appliance repair services and household repair services.

    1985: This period includes the following examples:

    Category examples
    Auto services; repair and other auto services including waiting for such services
    Clothes repair and cleaning: cleaners, laundry-mat, tailor
    Appliance repair, including furnace, water heater, electric or battery operated appliances; including watching repair person
    Household repair services: including furniture
    Other repair services of unspecified type; including watching repair person

    1992-94, 1994-95: This period includes dry cleaning, car repair services and other repair services.

    2003+: Time in purchase repair and laundry services include using interior cleaning services, clothing repair and cleaning services, waiting associated with using household services, using other household services, using home maintenance, repair, decoration or construction services, waiting associated with home maintenance, repair, decoration, or construction, using pet services, waiting associated with pet services, using lawn and garden services, and waiting associated with lawn and garden services.

    Category examples
    Hiring a butler, carpet cleaners, cleaning service or maid
    Paying a cleaning service
    Talking to/meeting with the maid/maid service
    Dropping off clothes at the dry cleaners
    Having a dress hemmed, garment altered, suit tailored, shirts laundered
    Picking up clothing at the dry cleaners
    Waiting for meal preparation services
    Waiting for the cleaning service
    Watching paid cook prepare a meal
    Hiring a contractor, professional home remodeling service
    Hiring an electrician or plumber, appliance repairer
    Hiring deck cleaners/refinishers
    Hiring driveway pavers, movers
    Hiring someone to build an addition, clean house siding
    Hiring someone to fix your computer
    Hiring someone to repair house siding
    Hiring window washers
    Hiring/meeting with interior decorator/designer/architect
    Meeting with a contractor
    Paying a contractor, plumber or electrician
    Paying to have your roof repaired
    Talking to/meeting with movers
    Talking to/with computer technician, electrician or plumber
    Talking to/with the contractor, interior designer
    Waiting for architect
    Waiting while repairs are made
    Watching movers, repairperson
    Attending animal obedience classes
    Hiring a pet sitter/walker, a pet trainer
    Meeting with kennel caretakers
    Meeting with pet trainer
    Paying the pet sitter/walker
    Talking to/with animal caretaker/ trainer/ groomer/ pet sitter
    Waiting for pet services
    Watching pet groomer/pet trainer
    Hiring a landscaper
    Hiring someone to cut grass, rake leaves
    Hiring someone to shovel snow
    Hiring someone to water houseplants, lawn/flowers
    Meeting with landscaper
    Talking to person who cuts your grass
    Talking to/with a plant-sitter
    Talking to/with the landscaper
    Waiting/Watching for landscaper

    2005+: Further, the following examples were added post 2005.

    Category examples
    Paying the drycleaner
    Paying the tailor
    Paying the animal trainer
    Paying a decorator
    Paying the pet groomer
    Paying the landscaper

  • 0431 FINANCIAL/GOVERNMENT SERVICES

    Category Description

    This category comprises of time spent in financial, banking or governmental services.

    Activity Coding Rules

    1985: This period includes the following examples:

    Category examples
    Financial services; activities related to taking care of financial business
    Going to the bank
    Paying utility bills (not by mail)
    Going to accountant, tax office, loan agency, insurance office
    Other government services: post office, driver's license, sporting licenses, marriage licenses, police station

    2003+: Time in financial or government services include banking, using financial services, waiting associated with banking or financial services, using police/fire services, using social services, obtaining licenses or paying fines/fees/taxes, making telephone calls to/from government services, as well as waiting and security procedures associated with civic obligations/participation, or using government services.

    Category examples
    Applying for a loan or mortgage
    Doing banking, filling in loan applications
    Finding out information about loans
    Making a withdrawal, deposit, transfer
    Meeting with loan officer
    Talking to/with a loan officer, teller, bank manager
    Using the ATM
    Completing a credit card application
    Meeting with insurance agent, accountant, claims adjuster, stockbroker
    Talking to/with an accountant, claims adjusters, insurance agents
    Talking to/with stock broker
    Waiting in line at the bank
    Being questioned by police
    Being stopped for traffic violation
    Helping the police with something
    Meeting with detective
    Obtaining police or fire services
    Talking to police officer
    Applying for relief services, social services
    Applying for unemployment benefits, welfare, food stamps, etc.
    Collecting social security/workers comp, unemployment benefits
    Filling out forms to receive benefits/compensation
    Meeting/Talking to social worker
    Getting a marriage license, passport, pet or sporting license
    Getting car inspected, driver's license or tags
    Getting fishing/crabbing license
    Obtaining boat licensing, parking permits
    Paying for a marriage license, a pet or sporting license
    Paying overdue library book fines
    Paying parking/speeding ticket
    Paying property taxes at government office
    Taking a driving exam or pilot's exam
    Talking to a motor vehicle administration clerk
    Being searched at security checkpoint
    Opening bags for security search
    Passing through metal detector
    Talking on phone to a congressperson, county council member
    Talking on phone to a court employee
    Talking on phone to a politician
    Talking on phone to a public librarian, U.S. postal employee
    Talking on phone to police or firefighters
    2011+: The category includes the following examples:
    Applying for a credit card/loan online
    Checking a bank account online

  • 0432 PURCHASE OTHER SERVICES

    Category Description

    This category comprises of time spent in other types of services.

    Activity Coding Rules

    1985: This period includes the following examples:

    Category examples
    Other professional services; lawyer, counseling (therapy)
    Other services, "going to the dump"

    2003+: Time purchase of other services includes legal services, waiting associated with legal services, activities related to purchasing or selling real estate, waiting associated with real estate selling/purchasing, and security procedures related to professional or personal services.

    Category examples
    Meeting with a lawyer/paralegal, arbitrator/mediator
    Paying a lawyer
    Talking to/with a lawyer, mediator, paralegal/arbitrator
    Waiting to meet a lawyer
    Attending open house (2003)
    Closing on house/condominium
    Looking at property
    Meeting a real estate agent
    Purchasing house, apartment, land
    Putting up "for sale" signs for house
    Reading real estate ads
    Renting house, apartment, land
    Renting storage space
    Reviewing house information
    Signing a housing contract/lease
    Talking to home inspector, home buyer, home seller, real estate agent
    Writing a contract on a house/property/apartment
    Attending open house (2003)
    Closing on house/condominium
    Looking at property
    Meeting a real estate agent
    Purchasing house, apartment, land
    Putting up "for sale" signs for house
    Reading real estate ads
    Renting house, apartment, land/storage space
    Reviewing house information
    Signing a housing contract/lease
    Talking to home inspector, home buyer, home seller, real estate agent
    Writing a contract on a house/property/apartment
    Being searched at security checkpoint
    Opening bags for security search
    Passing through metal detector

    2004+: The following period includes the following:

    Category examples
    Attending open house
    Paying the rent (2004-2006)