What is your least favorite household chore?

@cynddvs (2950)
United States
April 30, 2007 11:38pm CST
For me I hate cleaning out the bathtubs. It sucks having to bend down and scrub and my back always ends up sore afterwards. Another one I really hate but it's not so bad now is mopping. We used to live in a house that had hardwood floors throughout the whole house. Let me tell you that was a pain in the butt to mop. The look of hardwood floors are beautiful but they attract so much dust. I hated it. I'm so glad we live in a place with carpet now. So which household chores do you always dread?
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41 responses
• United States
1 May 07
I would say the same as you. Its a big pain in the but to clean the tub. You have to scrub everything and bend all around. Im glad it dosent have to be done everyday!!!
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@tsledd (154)
• United States
1 May 07
Hi the worst chore for me is doing the dishes, i have a dish washer but i still hate it.. cleaning the bathtub isnt that bad , you should clean your tub with shampoo get a old spray bottle and dilute shampoo with water and spray daily it usually keeps it sparkling clean.just rinse it with the shower head.on the inside of your glass/plastic shower doors after cleaning use lemon oil with a sponge apply a thin coat this keeps from soap scum build up. I like doing laundry but right now i have a huge pile thanks to mylot.LOL
@Carrie26 (1587)
• United States
1 May 07
I would definately say the bathtub and shower.I hate having to bend down and scrub,ect.Mopping the floors comes in second.I think I would rather clean the toilet than the bathtub shower.At least I can use a scrub brush to clean it ans I dont have to bend over as much to clean it.My husband finds it wierd that I would rather clean the toilet instead of the bathtub/shower because he would rather clean the bathtub/shower.I said good then you clean the bathtub/shower and I will clean the toilet.LOL.
@chocobaby (679)
• Philippines
2 May 07
i don't like ironing clothes and folding them. it's the most boring chore for me. just by thinking about it makes me feel lazy. and yes, cleaning the tub is painful for me too.
2 people like this
• United States
2 May 07
The dishes, hands down. I really hate washing dishes. I don't mind doing anything else, though there are plenty of other things I'd rather be doing than house work, but I hate the dishes so much that my husband always washes them. We have a dishwasher so that makes the chore a little more tolerable, however I also do all the laundry, so we each have one never ending chore.
• United States
2 May 07
The household chore I dislike the most is cleaning bathroom,It is almost like manual labor...lol
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@kitkat1 (1227)
• Canada
2 May 07
I dont mind the tub it the darn toilet it is just the grossest job in the world. I wish someone would come up with a self cleaning one. lol Well they come up with a self cleaning oven so why not dont think i am asking too much lol.
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• Canada
2 May 07
I absolutely HATE vacuuming. I refuse. I will not vacuum, the loud noise that sounds like a lawn mower running over a chunk of plastic, dragging the stupid dirt-devil around and up the stairs and running it over my own foot and having the dog bark at it.... It is totally not worth it!!
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• Philippines
2 May 07
dusting! i hate dusting! im allergic to dust and i have to pick up everything just to get everything dusted. but i have to do it and someones gotta do it...that's me.
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@34momma (13893)
• United States
2 May 07
oh boy how much time do we have. don't get me wrong, i love to clean, but there are just some jobs that i don't like to do at all. washing dishes, man oh man that is one that i just don't like to do at all. i clean up the sink and here comes someone putting a damn fork in the sink. then there is washing clothes. now i know i don't have to go down to the creek like in the old days, but i still don't like doing it. all those dirty socks, and boys dirty underwear. Gross. oh and then there is folding the clothes, now why can't i just stuff them in the draw and be done with it. ok i think that is it,but if i think of anything else, i will be back
@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
2 May 07
Ironing!!!!!!!!!!!!! I find it so boring I just wish it wasn't needed at all grrrr It's hot, it makes me stand almost still for a long time and ..did I mention it's boring LOL Dusting is not a favorite either, but it can't beat ironging LOL You do know that carpets are even worse than hardwood floors, right? The dust that you could see in your hardwood floors, is getting trapped in the carpet and the vacuum is not enough. That's why carpets are not a good idea when people have allergies or very small kids.
• United States
1 May 07
Hardwood floors can't be any worse to clean than granite floors, which is the one chore I really hate to do, we have granite floors through our entire downstairs of our big house and it takes all day to clean them and no sooner than I clean them than our 18 year old son will come in with muddy shoes to drive me crazy, so I end of mopping about 3 times a week, boy do I hate this chore.
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• Philippines
1 May 07
i hate taken away the dust from windows, because i have an allergy in dust, lucky because my sister thats her favorite chores..to clean the whole house! i also hate ironing the clothes, especially if ill iron my dad's pants its really hard!
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@carolscash (9500)
• United States
1 May 07
I have several household chores that I dread. The first one is anything in the bathroom. I hate that room to clean and would pay someone to take care of it for me. The second one is dishes. I don't know why we can't eat off of paper plates all of the time. HA HA! The last thing is laundry. It seems as though it is the one job that never gets finished!
@magnet (2087)
• United States
1 May 07
My least favorite chore is folding clothes.
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@mememama (3077)
• United States
1 May 07
I hate scrubbing toilets, it's just nasty. I do get annoyed that we're living in a house with one bathroom, but am thankful now that I only have one toilet to clean! I kind of like not having carpet, I can see easier how dirty floors get. It's easier to clean than shampooing a carpet to get stains out.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
1 May 07
Hi cynddvs I agree with you on cleaning the bath tub. I really hate it too. And Im always putting it off.LOL I have hardwood floors so yes I know what you mean about the dust. But I think hardwood is alot cleaner. Dont you? I know its alot easy to vacumm and I have to vaccum my area rugs anyway. so Im doing double the work.LOL Go figure.
@mattier (111)
• United States
1 May 07
laundry & dishes tie
• Canada
1 May 07
i hate vaccuming. just beacause my vaccum sucks. not literally. it's a bagless with a filter and it needs to be cleaned out 5 times in the middle of doing one room. after about 1 minute of vaccuuming it gets plugged. i hate my vaccuum and it takes 5 times as long to vaccuum as it should becuase i keep having to stop to clean out the vaccuum.
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• United States
1 May 07
For me, it is washing the dishes. I'd rather clean a toilet than wash the dishes. My hands get dry. I have even tried rubber gloves. Ehh, there's just so much I hate about washing dishes that my husband has to do it most of the time. I'll do everything else though.