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Jobs that you hate doing that only take a few minutes

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SalemShadow Sun 10-Nov-19 21:11:21

I can't stand cleaning the cats litter tray of making sodding pack lunches even though they only take a few minutes to do. What jobs do you hate doing?

FarmerFrump Sun 10-Nov-19 21:14:02

Opening a new bottle of milk and having to peel off the plastic seal and put it in the bin.

lotsofstripes Sun 10-Nov-19 21:16:04

Washing up. I actually quite like cleaning in general and find it relaxing but I hate washing up. I could sit for an hour putting it off and when I actually do it I realise it only takes max 10 minutes...

StillNoEyeDeer Sun 10-Nov-19 21:17:42

Inexplicably, I hate putting my shoes on. Tieing laces feels like such a chore despite taking less than 60 seconds!

thenewaveragebear1983 Sun 10-Nov-19 21:17:54

God yes, the lunches. I positively despise making lunchboxes!

We have tiled floors and they are constantly dirty/dusty with tumbleweed and dust bunnies and I hate cleaning them because it is futile.they are instantly dirty again within seconds

I also hate bathtime.

MaidofKent78 Sun 10-Nov-19 21:17:59

Emptying the dishwasher. Total 1st world problem but I hates it.

rookiemere Sun 10-Nov-19 21:18:57

Sewing a hem in DS's trousers. Can't see the needle head easily so it takes forever to thread and then always prick my finger and run out of thread half way round.

OverByYer Sun 10-Nov-19 21:19:36

Making sandwiches
Emptying the dishwasher
Putting clean clothes away
Putting the food shop away
Going to the parcel office

BernadetteRostankowskiWolowitz Sun 10-Nov-19 21:20:44

Putting petrol in the car.

TokyoSushi Sun 10-Nov-19 21:20:58

Loads! Emptying the dishwasher, putting away clean washing, returning my trolley, packed lunches, filling in the screenwash in the car.

However I love, hoovering and putting a wash and the dishwasher on!

Nighttimefreedom Sun 10-Nov-19 21:21:03

Taking the bins out.

Greenteandchives Sun 10-Nov-19 21:21:20

Hand washing anything.

gamerchick Sun 10-Nov-19 21:22:30

Taking the lid off stuff like ketchup to peel the plastic disc and screw the lid back on. Makes the hackles go up for some inexplicable reason.

mistermagpie Sun 10-Nov-19 21:22:35

Brushing my children's teeth, it takes literally five minutes twice a day (there are two of them) and that's it, but I hate it!

Sparklesocks Sun 10-Nov-19 21:22:48

Hanging up the wet washing. I’m happy to bang it in there with the powder and whack it on but I hate having to fetch it and hang it up on the airers even though it takes mere minutes

Herland Sun 10-Nov-19 21:22:59

Emptying the dishwasher
Putting laundry away
Pairing socks

But that's what my children are for. I've waited 8 long years.... Now I get the to do the annoying jobs I hate.. Mwahhahahahaha

Herland Sun 10-Nov-19 21:24:25

Oooh I love a hoover.

IncrediblySadToo Sun 10-Nov-19 21:24:35

My list is too long, I’ll use up MN’s bandwidth (do we still have bandwidth?!?!)

@lotsofstripes. An hour 🙄. You’re a lightweight. You must try harder!

PorridgeAgainAbney Sun 10-Nov-19 21:25:08

Washing my hair. I bought a 5L bulk bottle of conditioner on Black Friday last year and it's probably got about 4L left because I hate doing my hair so much I rarely condition it too.

Packed lunches, yep me too. If I was rich I would pay someone to make our lunches everyday. DS has allergies and DH is a fussbag so it's a pain in the arse.

Emptying the bin. I think we could win one of those beach stone stacking contests with our incredible ability to add endless bits of rubbish to our bin without anything ever actually falling on the floor.

bigchris Sun 10-Nov-19 21:25:10

Telling the dcs to get off whatever device they're on and go to bed ( teenagers )

Feeding the cat 3 times a day

Bringing the bins back in on bin day

Pairing socks

Dying my hair

Cutting my nails

Taking nail polish off

Writing a shopping list

Biancadelrioisback Sun 10-Nov-19 21:25:14

Folding the clean washing. I hate it.
Currently have all of last week's clothes in a washing basket in the utility that I decided not to fold tonight. I just couldn't.

TiggerOfThigh Sun 10-Nov-19 21:25:34

Some days, weird as it sounds, showering.
Actually, it’s the wet bit after...I hate it

pinkstripeycat Sun 10-Nov-19 21:26:01

Exactly the same things as OverByYer

PrincessHoneysuckle Sun 10-Nov-19 21:26:39

Definitely the plastic seal thing on a new bottleof milk.Unloading dishwasher.Changing bedding.

Pascha Sun 10-Nov-19 21:26:44

Putting the shopping away. It might only take a few minutes altogether but I can make it last all morning cos I loathe doing it and only do a few bits at a time. I would pay Mr Tesco extra to finish the job for me.

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