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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?

Sarcelle Sun 10-Nov-19 21:26:56

Hanging up washing, then putting it away.
Emptying the dishwasher
Opening the post, sorting it out for shredding
Straightening hair

Collision Sun 10-Nov-19 21:27:00

I hate cleaning my teeth.....

Hoovering
Cleaning the car

TheJoxter Sun 10-Nov-19 21:27:31

Putting laundry away
Emptying the bin
Opening new bottles of milk etc

MysweetAudrina Sun 10-Nov-19 21:29:01

Ha I have 2 jobs to do before bed tonight, lunch for kids and cats litter tray am avoiding both. I also hate cleaning bathrooms. Just paid dd11 5e to do the main one as I fancied a bath, normally never use that one and I couldn't face giving it a wipe.

Jollitwiglet Sun 10-Nov-19 21:31:15

Loading/emptying the dishwasher
Hanging wet clothes up
Putting away clean clothes
Watering the indoor plants

Dutch1e Sun 10-Nov-19 21:32:32

Washing the dishes. We don't have a dishwasher but even if I'm somewhere that has one I hate it just as much.

Actually I hate all housework; it's relentless, thankless, and boring as fuck.

WhoKnewBeefStew Sun 10-Nov-19 21:33:18

Putting the washing away. Only takes a few minutes but ends up sat in the basket for days before I cba to do it

JoyceJeffries Sun 10-Nov-19 21:33:24

Doing the pack lunches. Just such a faff.

Emptying the bins.

Herland Sun 10-Nov-19 21:34:14

I also hate cleaning the hob.

Grandmi Sun 10-Nov-19 21:35:30

Changing bed clothes!!

Allmyarseandpeggymartin Sun 10-Nov-19 21:35:35

Ringing places

Pipsandpops Sun 10-Nov-19 21:36:08

Opening the coffee refill pack and filling up the coffee jar because I am always the one to do it as I’m up first. I know DH has coffee when I’m out so why can’t he ever fill the bloody jar?
Dishwasher

AJPTaylor Sun 10-Nov-19 21:37:54

Peeling spuds.
Kids are getting a potato peeler each in their stockings this year

margaritasbythesea Sun 10-Nov-19 21:37:54

Cleaning the drainage / plughole on the fancy shower we have in the house we bought. It's one of those super big ones with a trap. I thought i was going to love it, but it's the most minging thing and impossible to get clean.

I only do it because it's even worse if i leave it.

Beamur Sun 10-Nov-19 21:38:02

Washing the chopping board

Whosthebestbabainalltheworld Sun 10-Nov-19 21:38:56

Putting petrol in the car. I will drive and drive with the red light on just to put off the evil day.

And scrubbing the floor of the downstairs loo - absolutely hate that.

Inebriati Sun 10-Nov-19 21:40:01

Changing the duvet cover is a faff but the worst bit is doing up the poppers.

orangejuicer Sun 10-Nov-19 21:41:03

Changing the Milton sterilising solution. Mostly cos the stuff makes me gag.

Judystilldreamsofhorses Sun 10-Nov-19 21:41:14

Sweeping the floors. Our cat is basically a drift of hair wherever she goes, so I could sweep them 100 x per day and they would still be hairy. Also hate opening new milk, teabags, ketchup etc.

On a more personal level, I do a weekly pedicure, and loathe the process, but enjoy having shiny painted toenails.

Heartburn888 Sun 10-Nov-19 21:41:24

Changing the bedding. Such a chore but really only takes 5 minutes.

dailygrind22 Sun 10-Nov-19 21:42:25

@FarmerFrump 🤣🤣 thought this was just me, sometimes i do it when im unpacking the shopping just so that "job" is out the way ha!!

happygoluckyhippo Sun 10-Nov-19 21:42:29

Emptying the kitchen bin. Smelly, heavy and bulky. And you can always fit just oooone more thing in so leave it and leave it until it's unmanageable.

And peeling off the plastic seal on a new milk bottle rings a loud and clear bell too.

I think with laundry it feels like once the machine has done its thing the job should be over because the clothes are clean! But nooo you still have to turn the clothes inside out, get creases out, hang them up, wait ages for them to dry, collect them, sort them into different piles depending on whose they are, fold them up, and the worst thing of all: put them away. Gaaaaah, so boring and thankless.

middlemuddle Sun 10-Nov-19 21:42:37

Litter tray, lunch boxes, putting the bins out..

The worst of all is gathering clothes for the kids to wear. I can never find bloody socks

greeneyedlulu Sun 10-Nov-19 21:43:29

Cleaning under and around the toilet. Don't mind doing the bowl, back and seat but the outside, underneath really irks me for some reason

itssquidstella Sun 10-Nov-19 21:44:29

Pairing socks off the clothes airee.

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