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Most Detested Household Chore?

37 replies

jinxed · 14/06/2007 12:39

For me, after today....

Sweeping the garden after mowing the lawn! DH mows, I sweep, and I HATE IT!

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Ceolas · 14/06/2007 12:40


no contest

Flower3554 · 14/06/2007 12:40

Cleaning the oven. Hate it, hate it, hate it.

Othersideofthechannel · 14/06/2007 12:40

Cleaning the toilets

jinxed · 14/06/2007 12:46

I guess second would be the oven, but i tend to delegate that one to DH!

I find toilets quite theraputic (sp?) actually, and would say that and window cleaning are my faves!!!

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mumzarello · 14/06/2007 12:47

Ironing - without a doubt

Othersideofthechannel · 14/06/2007 12:51

Jinxed, anytime you want a therapeutic weekend in France, you are most welcome!

jinxed · 14/06/2007 12:53

ooooh a weekend in france, dont tempt me!!

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Manictigger · 14/06/2007 16:26

Dusting Dusting DUSTING. You do it and literally a day later everywhere looks dreadful again. Oh and you have to move so much stuff to dust properly.

Califrau · 14/06/2007 16:42

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ConnorTraceptive · 14/06/2007 16:43

unloading the dishwasher

Saggarmakersbottomknocker · 14/06/2007 16:46


It just doesn't get done

Well, it gets a Christmas Clean.

southeastastra · 14/06/2007 16:51

putting washing away, especially socks

BellaLasagne · 14/06/2007 16:53

Cleaning the loos, yuk, yuk, yuk

Loading the dishwasher

Unloading the bl**dy dishwasher (only coz it's always me that doe sit and I'm bored to tears by it)

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DumbledoresGirl · 14/06/2007 17:00

Oh I thought my answer was cleaning the loos - I put it off and put it off for weeks

But reading this thread, perhaps there are worse eg cleaning the oven, cleaning the windows and dusting because I virtually never do any of those!

I like ironing though (in so far as I like any chore) and as for putting the washing away: that is not really a chore in my mind. I love making little piles for each person and then delivering them to the right rooms. How sad am I?

southeastastra · 14/06/2007 17:58

aw dg! off to do the awful job now. so many grey socks and white shirts in different sizes

Califrau · 14/06/2007 18:11

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PartyClown · 14/06/2007 18:12

Mopping the kitchen floor. Even the towel skating afterwards is no longer fun.

lilolilmanchester · 14/06/2007 18:13

re cleaning the oven (which is my least favourite job too!) I made a meatloaf one time, following a recipe which involved cooking it in a water bath. Coincidentally I decided to clean the oven straight after - and the steam from the water bath had loosened a lot of the gunk and made it easier to clean. Still a horrid job, but I stick a roasting pan of water in the oven for an hour or so before I want to clean it and it makes a difference. Well, a bit of one anyway. And I still don't do it as often as I should. Try it and let me know if it works for you too

multitasker · 14/06/2007 18:20

Cleaning windows - no matter what I use I get horrible streaks

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NuttyMuffins · 14/06/2007 18:25

Putting the bins out, which i have to do right now, and in the rain too.

lilolilmanchester · 14/06/2007 18:25

multitasker: have you tried mixing white vinegar & water in a spray bottle? Works for me. Now, with this and my last post, I might sound like Anthea Turner, but far from it, I'm more like one of the slatterns on her show. Just happy to share tips that I pick up to spend as little time as possible on housework!

gibberish · 14/06/2007 18:26

It's a toss up between ironing and cooking.

multitasker · 14/06/2007 18:27

Just those 2 things?? I'll give it a try. Do you use a soft cloth or kitchen roll or does it matter? I think I either put on too much product or not enough. I have a rubber blade, but I still get marks

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