The Never-Ending Chore List....

@jenysie (106)
United States
September 15, 2009 4:43pm CST
Does anyone else find it frustrating that laundry, dishes, and other household chores never end...there is always something to clean...something that needs to be done...it never ends... What inspires you to continue to clean your home? I have a laundry pile that just keeps growing even though I've been doing laundry like a mad woman for the past week...the laundry seems to get dirty faster than I can wash, dry, and fold it.... What is the point of putting clothes away when you are just going to wear them and then have to put them away again?
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14 responses
• United States
16 Sep 09
I have the very same problem. With kids it seems like they wear 20 outfits a day. Were does all this laundry come front! I agree somethings just seem pointless like i make everyones bed ever morning......why ...........they just going to mess it up again when they go to bed that night!
@malamar (784)
• Canada
16 Sep 09
Hi there g2g, Even a five year old can be taught to make his own bed. You have a team in place, you just need to do a little training..... Kids can help set the table, dry dishes, etc., and actually can benefit from the experience. You can have your kids participate in some of the household chores without resorting to slave labour, you know? Unless your kids are toddlers, use this "chore time" as a bonding time to work together, talk about the day, and so on.
@jesssp (2742)
• Canada
16 Sep 09
We're getting ready to start thinking about selling our house and instead of getting kicked into high gear I'm finding myself totally lost as to where I should start! There are so many little repair and improvement thing to do that the household stuff seems to be getting neglected. The only thing that I find really inspires me to clean is having people over. I hate people seeing our house when it's messy!
• United Kingdom
16 Sep 09
Oh I really hate chores! I live by myself so I guess I have to rely on myself to get everything done. I am one of those people though that gets things done straight away! Let's take the dishes for example. When I am cooking a meal I get the washing up bowl ready with boiling hot water! By the time I have finished eating the water has cooled down enough for me to do the washing up straight away. The good thing about living alone though is the fact that you can do what you want when you want and if I want to live in a mess then so be it! Andrew
@realan (520)
• United States
16 Sep 09
My chore list always gets longer and I never see a break. I work full time and just don't seem to have enough time to catch up. I used to have a lady come over every few weeks and do the heavier housework. When I came home those days it was spotless and smelled wonderful. She moved far away and finances have been tight so no more spoiling for me. So I really never get to the heavier housework, such as washing windows and washing down my cabinets and give the floors a really good scrubbing. I'm so tired that I really hate doing the housework. If I didn't work and had some more time at home, I don't think I would hate it as much. I would probably enjoy maintaining a spotless house. I agree with you and sometimes I don't put the clothes away, since I'm just going to wear some of them later that week snyway. LOL!
16 Sep 09
My washing machine is on right now. Only this morning I was thinking to myself that even though I live alone, I still have to do three washes a week at least - dark colours, mediums and whites. And then all that rotten ironing. I hate ironing but find it is bearable if I put the ironing board near the television and do it while watching something.
@drakkar (50)
• Philippines
16 Sep 09
Doing household chores such as cleaning, laundry, making dishes is just simply a part of human existence. Whenever a person desires to live a long life these things are as important as food. We as well are tired of these chores but I have no choice I have to do it for my family. I just think of the happiness which I brought towards my family whenever I prepare something for them, particularly my kids. Whenever they are happy, I am happy as well. Now, if a person is not happy performing these household chores, they always have a choice, we all do, we can hire an assistant of which to perform all the household chores for a fee. :)
@prateek9 (23)
• India
16 Sep 09
y jenysie have sympathies for you.i also sometime get very irritated on seeing neverending piles of dirty laundries.its very hectic specially if u ve busy college days.i ve fixed the time for it .its 1/2an hr in the morning before taking bath.i wash dishes as soon as i m finish eating so it saves me from cluttered up kitchen.
@thaMARKER (3094)
• Philippines
16 Sep 09
dirty room is okay as long as no cockroaches or rats for me. i don't clean that much but i make sure it's tidy enough. i don't bring people/friends/visitors in my place -- rarely rather so no worries for me if it's not so presentable. when i clean, it's serious cleaning. room cleaning for me is done once or twice a month. laundry is every week, dishes? im used to take-out foods..
@iceydon (342)
• Philippines
16 Sep 09
It sounds really frustrating. Its a monotonous cycle that we got to do for life. Sometimes it could be relaxing to do them. Youll be away from thinking of many things. You'll just be focused on doin the chores and after you knew it its done. And then new batches of chores again.
@buping (954)
• China
16 Sep 09
hi,jenysie, i have the same problen with you, it seems that the chores never end up. it is hard to have a relaxing weekends. when weekends come, i often had a good plan for two days, but it nearlly took me the whole Saturday morning every time. but when i finished the chores everytime, i was proud of myself.
@youless (94224)
• Guangzhou, China
16 Sep 09
I also don't like doing the housework like washing dishes. I think this is a boring housework. But laundry is alright because the washing machine can do finish this housework. I love China
@sandymay16 (1619)
• Philippines
16 Sep 09
Yeah I know the feeling. It seems that when you finish something there's always this thing you need to get rid of or clean it. I have been doing housechores again because I don't work anymore but even then if I was still working there were chores to do. One thing though that I stopped doing is ironing my clothes. I just see to it that the shirts does not get wrinkled after wshing so I just hang it after it dries. Then I have a cousin who helps me in the house chores. We diveide the work. Then my brothers when they come home they do there share too just like when we were still kids.
• Philippines
16 Sep 09
its part of our daily life and we must love it than hate it lol. i sued to hate laundry thats why i normally bring them to laundry shop but since i lost some of the clothes then i decided to have it myself. i iron all my clothes once a week than iron them everyday. too tired to think but its being part of life so i guess its alright. better enjoy yourself while doing it like listen to music while doing laundry, singing while cleaning and do some dishes or etc.
@nowment (1758)
• United States
15 Sep 09
I have a cousin who actually liked to iron, she said it was relaxing, I have other friends their houses are so clean you can eat off the floor, and I never understood how people maintain that, I try to keep the place clean but clutter builds up I forget to dust, and then suddenly I have a lot to dust. I loathe cleaning and as you said it is a never ending chore it is like trying to bail water out of a leaky boat with out plugging the hole the water just keeps flooding in. It doesn't help that if I wash dishes as I use them then someone else in the house just puts them in the sink to wait for the dish fairy to wash them up. I have often had dishes left in the drain to dry, why dry them and put them away when I can let them dry in the drain and just take them out of the drain to use again? And the whole making a bed thing, make the bed just so you can unmake the bed when you want to sleep again. While I would love it if I were less of a clutter bug, and I do like my house when it is clean, for me it is good enough to keep it clean enough by clean enough, I mean I don't want filth building up, wipe up spills periodicaly vacuum and wash floor, but I am not going to worry about a pile of bills in the corner of the cabinet, or whether or not I left a pile of books on the end of the table etc Cleaning is a never ending chore, which makes me wonder at why house keeping and officing cleaning jobs are such low paying jobs those who don't want to do that kind of thing and can afford to pay more for the work and effort of others should.