What's your worst household chore and...

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  1. lemonhead

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    What is your worst household chore and what is one you would gladly do in place of it?

    Totally dislike: laundry.
    Like: emptying the dishwasher--especially the silverware.
     
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    Hate dusting and vacuuming.
    I'd gladly let hubby take my place for it!:lol::D:spitwater:
    (Yeah! RIGHT!..AND I love scooping dog poop!:eek:) NOT!
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    Most hated chores: putting wet clothes into the dryer, dusting
    Most loved chores: wiping down the kitchen counter, vacuuming
     
  5. scienceteach82

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    I hate cleaning in general...I'd rather sleep ;)

    hmm...

    dislike: organizing...takes too long...not enough space
    like: laundry....it's just me...so not too bad ;)
     
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    I hate washing down our kitchen counters because they are so old and gross. The tile is circa 1986, and they never seem clean. I use cutting boards for everything.

    I would rather ... thinking ...
     
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    FLOORS! I hate hate hate hate hate mopping and sweeping. I don't mind vacuuming too much but I still don't like to do it too often. Yesterday I got down on my hands and knees and cleaned the bathroom floor. I hated every minute of it but it looks great. Marble is such a pain!
     
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    LOL teachershelly!!! Cassie, I hate the transfering, too. Nothing is worse for me than folding and putting away. I'd pick cleaning toilets over laundry.
     
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    I hate cleaning so much that if I had a choice between cleaning the house and picking up dog poop I think i'd go with the poop! :rofl:
     
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    Hand me the scooper!!! I'm in. :lol:
     
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    Same here...something so much more appealing with poop than cleaning house...
     
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    I love baking, but that's not really a chore - more of a hobby. I don't mind cooking either, but I hate the prep. I think that is really just because I have a small kitchen with no counter space.

    I don't mind sorting and doing the laundry, but I hate folding and putting away, and FORGET ironing.

    I like cleaning the bathroom. I think because it is all surfaces that can just be wiped down or scrubbed clean and there isn't a lot of "stuff" in it. My living room never looks clean because it is so cluttered, the carpet is stained, and it never stays dustless.
     
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    We just bought a floor shark. It steam cleans all hard floor surfaces- no buckets, no mops. The pad goes in the washing machine when you're done. It heats in 30 seconds and is great for travelling to the upstairs bathrooms!
     
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    I've been looking at those. How much do they cost?
     
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    Would it damage Pergo or Marble?
     
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    I just read some product reviews on the Shark Steam Mop. The reviews are all over the board but mostly negative. Most people really seem to like the thing at first, but many, many people complained that it just stopped working after a month or so.

    I don't think I'll be getting one.

    I do like the idea of using steam to clean, though. I hate chemicals. I wonder what might be a better brand....
     
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    Here's my peeve... I buy things to make cleaning easier but then find out they didn't make things easier at all. Example: I got a Roomba for Mother's Day a year ago. I thought I'd set it going a couple times a week on my way out the door and come home to find it in it's charger on a clean, dustfree floor. To be fair, I thought that because that's what the product marketing materials said!

    The problem is that dear Roomba gets hooked up on cords and sometimes on the edge of the rug. So somewhere between two and 30 minutes after leaving, it's beeping all alone with no one to unhook it. By the time I get home, it's lost its charge and the room is still not vacuumed.

    So I get out my canister vac and do the job.
     
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    I love laundry - the entire process :) sorting, reading the labels, the special soaps, fabric softener, the different cycles, hanging and folding, etc. . . . love it :)

    Hate - anything in the kitchen - cooking, dishes, mopping floor, wiping counters, ect . . . . this was my chore at home and I did it since I was in the 4th grade. And we had inspection after chores to ensure we did them properly. SO, I hate the kitchen chores
     
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    anyone have that robot vacuum? the iroomba or something?
     
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    TeacherShelly got one!:D
     
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    lol...shows how much I paid attention to the last few posts...
     
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    :unsure:Wouldn't that be a fire hazard? I wouldn't leave anything running while I'm not at home. A friend burned her home by leaving a BREAD MAKER on, while at work. Another lady I knew burned her house by leaving the dryer on. One of my sisters told me about the latest SCARE about those plug ins to make the houses smell good. Somehow, the plastic is too thin and it can start a fire.:eek:
    Didn't want to HJ the thread. (SORRY! IWHA! It won't happen again!)
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    Worst: Cleaning cat hair up!

    Best: Swiffering! It's so much easier than a broom and dustpan, and just slides along the floor (I have hardwood). I do need to get new moppy ones for the kitchen and bathroom. I ran out and have been using "dry" swiffer cloths with green-clean and it's really not particularly effective.
     
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    Don't worry. You're in with a GREAT bunch!:angel:;):D
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    My mom, too. I want to be like you. I am working on folding load 4. It's all over the kitchen table. I just don't get how you and others like it. I mean no offense at all.

    On the other hand. I love to cook. Not so much bake but cook. I am making Korean BBQ tonight on skewers.

    LOL we are opposites:)
     
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    Maybe we can do some job-sharing this summer :lol: I would :love: to do your laundry and my DH would :love: your Korean BBQ :lol:
     
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    They're $70-80. As for them conking out, we haven't had any trouble, yet. The paperwork does recommend distilled water. Maybe the content of some people's tap water is causing it to fail? If ours lasts close to a year, I think I would spend the money to replace it.
     
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    Oh, I also don't like to take out the garbage but I also despise a full trash can. So usually I do it or have my son do it. What I don't like about it is that smell that you get when you cinch the bag. Even if it isn't really bad, or is short lived, I can't stand it.
     
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    Come on down! I just finished folding load 5. My kids are going to need to put this away. I have two more loads. This doesn't include my husband...well maybe a half of a basket is his.
     
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    I love ironing. I like cleaning altogether. What I HATE is my husband trotting all over the place and making it the mess it was before I slaved over the place! I like things to look clean for just one day. By-the-way, how much are the steam mops?
     
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    Hate: dusting & kitchen cleaning

    Don't mind: laundry
     
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    Hate laundering and putting away clothes (sheets and towels don't bother me).

    Will gladly load and empty the dishwasher.
     
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    Well, I don't think it would start a fire but what do I know? It just tries to move forward, backward, then Beep! Beep! Beep! It doesn't just grind away... The crockpot, on the other hand, I think it could start a fire, but I put it way out on the range-top, not under wood cabinetry, and I've been safe so far.

    That is freakish about the glade plug-ins. I don't like fragrance so I don't have any of those.

    Back to the orig question... I used to like housekeeping and laundry when everything fit easily and had a place. Being married and having two kids has somehow exploded the amount of stuff we have. If I do all the laundry, it won't fit in our drawers, for example. I hate that. Need to pare and cull.....
     

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