If for one week somebody came in and did a chore for you what would it be?

(60 Posts)
namechangea Sat 22-Jun-13 09:21:48

Mine would be somebody to put ALL the clean laundry away. It's neverending.

27cats Sat 22-Jun-13 09:36:28

To wash the never-ending pots! (No dishwasher here.sad)
Any offers?!

waikikamookau Sat 22-Jun-13 09:38:27

empty the airing cupboard! <<putting clothes away and pairing those never ending black socks>>

Dusting, I hate dusting with a vengeance!

mrspaddy Sat 22-Jun-13 09:40:24

Can I be cheeky and say the windows on the first day then ironing rest of the week grin

I love dusting though

sandiy Sat 22-Jun-13 09:43:32

Wash the kitchen floor My cat does nt eat he smears meat everywhere it's beyond gross scraping up hard cat meat

BabyStone Sat 22-Jun-13 09:43:35

Either the washing up or sweep, hoover and mop all floors. Even though its a small 2 bedroom flat, with open plan kitchen and front room, just seems to be a never ending amount of hair, fluff etc on the floor

didireallysaythat Sat 22-Jun-13 09:44:47

Tidy up

JollyShortGiant Sat 22-Jun-13 09:45:52

I hate cleaning the bathroom. With a passion. Anything else is not so bad.

CaptainJamesTKirk Sat 22-Jun-13 09:47:36


The washing. Bit they would have to do all of it - sorting to washing to hanging out and tumbling to putting away. This feels like my whole life!

bootsycollins Sat 22-Jun-13 09:51:00

Deep clean of the bathroom please

Graceparkhill Sat 22-Jun-13 09:52:06

Agree- the bathroom is my least fave chore.

rubyrubyruby Sat 22-Jun-13 09:53:01

Sort out my garage

I open the doors, look at all the junk, sigh and close it again

GeordieCherry Sat 22-Jun-13 09:53:19

I like doing the bathroom Jolly. I'll swap you for the hoovering smile

Moomoomie Sat 22-Jun-13 10:06:15

I'm with butterflywings on this one...... But can I have longer than a week?
< greedy >

Iheartcustardcreams Sat 22-Jun-13 10:08:22

Sorting out the washing! I hate it!

4leafclover Sat 22-Jun-13 10:15:40

Sorting the washing out..Definitely the worst job in the world!

TheCrackFox Sat 22-Jun-13 10:16:57

The whole laundry process - sorting, washing, drying and putting it away.

VerySmallSqueak Sat 22-Jun-13 10:20:03

To go through and sort out all the paperwork.
If there's time left over to sort the loft out.
Then the sheds.
And weed the main flowerbed.....

How many hours a day can I have them for???

xigris Sat 22-Jun-13 10:28:33

Laundry. All of it. Washing, drying, sorting, ironing and putting away. Would be wonderful <weeps at very idea>

Frontdoorstep Sat 22-Jun-13 11:16:31

Probably the hovering. However, I love doing all aspects of the washing. If there's no washing, I go and look for something to wash.

amigababy Sat 22-Jun-13 11:28:20

??? at laundry, we hardly seem to have any, at least not enough to cause anguish , there are 3 of us.

My choice is gardening, a full week might just sort it out

expatinscotland Sat 22-Jun-13 11:28:51

Mopping. I fucking hate it.

SirChenjin Sat 22-Jun-13 11:30:20

Declutter the house and garage and take everything to the tip/recycling point

greenhill Sat 22-Jun-13 11:40:47

Hoovering: but you'd spend at least an hour or so picking up a tidal wave of toys and plastic clutter off the floor first.

I'd happily do someone else's laundry, pegging it outside, ironing it and folding / putting away though <happy sigh>

Hulababy Sat 22-Jun-13 11:42:33

Washing and changing all the beds.
It's one of the chores both me and DH hate - re making the bed, usually 5 minutes before bedtime as we have put it off so long. Or DD's bed as it is a top bunk and a pain to do.

Jan49 Sat 22-Jun-13 12:20:09

Hoovering the whole house. But not just for once. I'd like them to continue to come back once a week/fortnight/month and hoover.

Or cleaning every window inside and out.smile

weloveourfamily Sat 22-Jun-13 12:41:29

Id love someone to do the laundry as well. My main problem is putting it away sad

xigris Sat 22-Jun-13 12:44:54

Actually I'd just like a house keeper grin

Dillydollydaydream Sat 22-Jun-13 12:47:20

Either clean the bathrooms or all the laundry including ironing it and putting it away.

Eastpoint Sat 22-Jun-13 12:50:52

Menu plan, prepare all the meals & clear them up. Using something like the Ottolenghi recipe books.

amazingmumof6 Sat 22-Jun-13 12:51:15

I don't care. just be quiet and let me sleep

knittedslippersx3 Sat 22-Jun-13 12:51:40

Clean the shower

RoooneyMara Sat 22-Jun-13 12:54:31

I love putting away the clean stuff.

If I had someone to help I'd ask them to hold the baby while I did stuff myself.

bonzo77 Sat 22-Jun-13 13:00:31

Feeding DS1. He's 3. Not fussy. But just won't feed himself. It's driving me crazy. 3 fucking years of feeding him.

PipkinsPal Sat 22-Jun-13 13:00:58

Hoovering, mop the kitchen floor and clean the windows inside and out.

Wolfcub Sat 22-Jun-13 13:01:12

ironing or endless dusting

Locketjuice Sat 22-Jun-13 13:01:47

Put all the clothes away smile

FiftyshadesofYoni Sat 22-Jun-13 13:03:57

Deep clean my oven please

Lavenderloves Sat 22-Jun-13 13:04:36

Bonzo, you need to starve him out cheeky monkey.

Floors, all 3000 square foot of them, never ending job.

Lavenderloves Sat 22-Jun-13 13:05:16

Oh god oven i change my mind, its in need of a good clean.

Mintyy Sat 22-Jun-13 13:09:05

Clean the bathroom. Luckily, I have a wonderful person who does this and I always feel so grateful.

HoobleDooble Sat 22-Jun-13 13:11:50

Just generally declutter and reorganise me!

namechangea Sat 22-Jun-13 21:57:07

Laundry is obviously a big issue in most houses not just mine. DH seems to create as much washing as Dd1 and DD2hmm I of course create very little ahem

amazingmumof6 Sun 23-Jun-13 08:45:05
lynseyclark Sun 23-Jun-13 10:16:40

ironing if someone invented a machine with a big hole in the top that you throw a buddle of clothes in then they came out ironed and folded they be a millionaire

loveliesbleeding1 Sun 23-Jun-13 20:05:06

Sounds silly but I would have someone come and peel potatoes I cannot stand doing it, soooo boring

Put the bin bags out. I hate doing it

OneLaundryBaskettoRuleThemAll Wed 26-Jun-13 00:08:54

Clean the oven.

Startail Wed 26-Jun-13 00:12:45

What is it with bathrooms, I wave a cloth at ours once in a blue moon and throw cleaner down the loo now and then.

It's the least troublesome room in the house.

Now if someone wants to clean my kitchen and mob the floor....

ThisIsMummyPig Wed 26-Jun-13 00:17:20

Proper deep clean of the carpets (with a washer thing). Its not so much the cleaning, as the moving of the furniture.

MummyAbroad Wed 26-Jun-13 00:20:17

Fix something! Everything is in varying states of decay, would be marvellous if week by week things started working again.

colditz Wed 26-Jun-13 00:20:38

Picking things up off the floor.

I answered this question here about five years ago. Sadly, the answer hasn't changed.

colditz Wed 26-Jun-13 00:21:50

Picking things up off the floor.

I answered this question here about five years ago. Sadly, the answer hasn't changed.

elQuintoConyo Wed 26-Jun-13 00:30:00

colditz sad so bad you had to tell us twice thanks

For me: cooking! Everything else I can do myself, most of it doesn't bother me. Sweeping and mopping is a necessary hasske, but laundry, ironing, cleaning the bathrom... nope, they don't phade me.

But, cooking, grrrrrrrrr hate it, hate it, hate it. It's just fuel. Chopped onions, peppers and garlic come frozen in bags, thanks. I make Christmas pudding but it bores the arse hairs off me, despite having a lovely friend who is my Christmas-pudding-cooking-buddy.

Sorting washing. Luckily dd does it whilst I sit and boss her about grin but not often enough only once a week it really needs to be 3 at least.

amazingmumof6 Wed 26-Jun-13 10:26:48

day four in Zombie land as baby DD is teething and has a virus. I'm so tired I want to cry, but I won't. I need to reserve my energy.

I'm so exhausted that I need a new word.

I'm Zombed.

I haven't had a full night sleep since DS1 was born almost 12 years ago, so my wish is a night nurse, on duty from 11pm till 7am so I can have a full night sleep.
every night

fussychica Wed 26-Jun-13 14:33:00

Washing up - how much longer will I have to wait to sort my kitchen out and go back to having a dishwasher again?

amazingmumof6 Wed 26-Jun-13 15:51:03

fussy I once was without my washing machine for 3 weeks. I was slightly traumatised. it was genuinely horrible. we do have 6 kids, baby was only 7 months old.

I couldn't function properly - but the silver lining was that in my rebellious hours of "If-I-can't-do-the-washing-&-can't -keep-up-I-might-as-well-do-fuck-all" I was fuffing about on the Internet and found Mumsnet.

so don't despair. something good will come out of it.wink

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