these are a few of my LEAST favorite things......

United States
July 26, 2009 2:36pm CST
So, i have the day off today, and have been doing some housework off and on all afternoon. This really got me thinking, everyone must have a least favorite household chore. You know, the one you put off as long as possible, hoping that someone else will step up and do it first? Or maybe you are one of those good people who does the least favorite things first, to get them out of the way so you don't have to spend time fretting abuot having to do it later since you hate it. Here's mine.. I HATE doing dishes. Unfortunately this is one of those things that has to be done though. We don't have a dishwasher in my apartment, so everything must be done by hand, and it really stinks. I especially hate washing silverware...i always do it first to get it out of the way while other things are soaking. Even though it is bad for the environment, i will admit i hate dishes so much that i always have paper plates on hand for use, and often times even disposable cups and sometimes even silverware, just to cut down on how many dishes i have to do. granted, somethings like spaghetti and steak just don't work well on paper plates, so i STILL wind up with those to wash, rinse, dry and put away. Second on my list is cleaning the cat boxes, but this doens't irk me quite as much because i love my cats, want them to be healthy, despise the odor, AND it only really takes a couple of minutes to do. How about you, what is your lest favorite household chore? Dishes, like me? Or do you despise vaccuming? Scrubbing the toilet? Dusting? chime in and comiserate with all the rest of us stuck doing things we hate.
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@xfahctor (14111)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
27 Jul 09
Picking up after other people. That is probably my chief complaint. I live in a home with my two daughters and one future son in law. I should NOT have to go behind grown adults and clean up after them. Things came to a head the other night after I came home to a mess and everyone sitting aorund on their assses. I exploded and went off on everyone. For now it seems to have worked, people are putting things away, washing their dishes, etc. Let's see how long it lasts this time.
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• United States
27 Jul 09
Let's hope it holds up I know it can get frustrating. It isn't like they are small children anymore. I have been there, done that with roomates in the past.
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• New Zealand
27 Jul 09
I've always disliked doing the vaccuming. Probably because I get a sore back from bending over and pushing it along. I'd rather do anything else. Dishes, polishing, washing the car ect..
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• United States
27 Jul 09
I enjoy vaccuming....just hate having to move all the stuff to do it first! Have you tried an upright vac? I know i used to have haivng one of the canister vacs..
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@nancyrowina (3852)
26 Jul 09
I hate cleaning the kitchen and doing the dishes too, they get left to build up for days and loads of stuff has to be soaked. I also find dusting annoying as I have lots of clutter I have to move around to dust properly but I don't want to get rid of it all. I also don't like cleaning out the cat litter trays but it has to be done as the smell gets bad, and it must be horrible for the poor things to have to dig around in it when it gets dirty.
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• United States
26 Jul 09
Yeah, for the most part housework in general just sucks *lol* i think almost everyone can agree on that. I totally feel your pain about dishes piling up and having to let them soak before you can even attempt to wash them. It is just me and my roomate here, and we don't really go through a LOT of dishes, so they usually wind up sitting around until there are enough to worry about washing...usually when we run out of clean silverware *lol*. I do try to always rinse the dishes after using them, so they aren't sitting there being yucky and stuff, but my roomate, well, he has a tendancy to forget dishes in his room for a while..and those are some of the WORST to clean.
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