Day After Day

This morning, as I’m running around attempting to straighten my house, I’m reminded of those daily chores I hate to do. You know, the ones you’d gladly pay someone else to take care of, but you do them anyway. So here’s a sampling of the mundane chores that I put off until I have to do them.

* Put away folded laundry. I’ll fold it, but I hate putting it away.
* Empty the dishwasher. I don’t know why this is a biggie since my dishwasher is small, but I hate doing it.
* Hand washing dishes. Large soup pots, wine glasses and other delicate pieces will sit, rinsed, in my sink for days before I’ll wash, dry and put them away.
* Grocery shop. I don’t know anyone who likes doing this. Add to the mix the fact our nearest store is crummy and you have one of my most hated chores.
* Emptying the litter box. I give Steve that job.
* Emptying trash cans. Again, this is Steve’s job, but I sometimes have to do it.
* Making the bed. It’s the first thing I do, but I’d much rather let someone else take care of it.
* Vacuuming. Another Steve chore, but I tackle it occasionally since we have so much cat hair.
* Dusting. I do not dust. I should, but I don’t. I can let the stuff settle for months before taking care of the problem.

What are your hated chores? How do you tackle them? Helpful hints welcome here.


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9 responses to “Day After Day

  1. Cindy

    Helpful hint? Do what I do: Hire help. Works like a charm. And worth every penny.

  2. Unfortunately, that was the first thing to go when I lost my job. Man, I miss her!

  3. Nancy

    Clutter. That’s my biggest issue. Somehow the paper, etc. multiplies, and I have these piles all over the house. When I DID have someone cleaning my house, I had to CLEAN before the cleaning lady came… good grief!!

  4. Suzanne

    Dishes. I hate doing dishes so much, that when I am home alone I use paper plates and plastic utensils.

  5. Anne

    I also hate unloading the dishwasher – that’s why I try to wait it out until Friday every week (even if it means paper plates!) so Carol will wash them and unload them when she cleans. I’d love to be able to empty the litter box again – then it would mean we have a cat. 🙂 (Hint to Burl – tell him that’s what I want for my birthaversary – or a gold bracelet with some diamonds – while we were on vacation I lost my good gold bracelet that Sally gave me for my 50th birthday).

    I hate doing the mowing but then I’m married to Mr. Yard Guy (and Mr. Pool Boy) so I don’t have to worry – if I didn’t have him, I’d hire it done!

  6. Carrie

    I hate: dishes, mopping, cat crap, vacuuming, dragging the garbage out to the curb, yard work (even though I’ve only done it once.), laundry, working in general, driving anywhere, or basically anything that requires me to lift a finger and is not deemed fun. This topic is a harsh reminder that I was meant to be a princess, waited on hand and foot. Something in the cosmos went wrong…Very Wrong!

  7. Well, Princess Carrie, looks like you and I can sit on the front porch swing, wine glass in hand, watching our men work. I like your non-work ethics!

  8. Hmm… my least favorite chores would have to be vacuuming and ironing. Ironing I avoid by buying wrinkle-free and knit shirts. Vacuuming requires me to pick up all my clutter! (Of course, it goes on the couch, not put away where it belongs.) My advice on the dishwasher? Run it more often, then there’s less to unload each time.

  9. Carrie

    Sounds like a plan!

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