How many of these do you do around the house?
Phrasal Verbs around the House
List of useful Phrasal Verbs around the House in English
1. take out the trash
Meaning: Remove trash from the house
Example: I take out the trash daily.
2. throw (something) away
Meaning: Put something into the trash can/ to discard
Example: She always throws away waste in the trash can.
3. clean up/ tidy up
Meaning: Remove the dirt, stains, and unwanted materials
Example: We spent all Saturday morning cleaning up.
4. hang up your clothes
Meaning: Put your clothes on a hanger to hang in closet
Example: We hang our clothes up in the closet.
5. pick (something) up
Meaning: Remove something from the floor to put into their proper place
Example: Emily always picks the things up from the floor to put them back in their proper place.
6. stock up on (something)
Meaning: Buy a lot of something to fill the refrigerator or pantry
Example: I have to stock up on snacks for the party.
7. take down (a picture)
Meaning: Remove (a picture or object) from the wall
Example: She made us take down all the posters.
8. mop (something) up
Meaning: Use a mop (towel or sponge) to remove liquid from the floor
Example: Mop the sauce up with your bread.
9. sweep (something) up
Meaning: Use a broom to remove small pieces of things/ dirt from the floor
Example: Jan was sweeping up the bits of paper and broken glass.
10. turn on (the lamp/ TV/ …)
Meaning: Give (lamp/ TV/ …) power to start
Example: Do you want me to turn the lights on?
11. turn off (the lamp/ TV/ …)
Meaning: Cause the power of (lamp/ TV/ …) to stop
Example: Don’t forget to turn off the oven.
12. put on the pot/ kettle/ coffee
Meaning: Put (the pot/ kettle/ …) on the stove
Example: Shall I put the kettle on?
13. put on music
Meaning: Turn on the radio or some music
Example: She put on some music while they ate.
14. put out
Meaning: Extinguish/ make a fire stop working
Example: The rescue services are still trying to put out the fires.
15. build on
Meaning: Construct an additional part of to the house, add more space/ room/ …
Example: We’re planning to build on a conservatory.
16. put on clothes
Meaning: Get dressed
Example: He took off his uniform and put on a sweater and trousers.
17. put away your clothes (things)
Meaning: Put items into their proper place
Example: He put his toys away every night.