Sunday, November 21, 2010

Around the House

I've been a homeowner for almost a year and a half. And I've finally realized that since I'm living alone, there's no one else around to do the house work. It's all just me. Dishes still in the sink a week later? Dust gathering on every surface? No one around to blame but myself.

My friend Tara created a cleaning schedule for her and her fiance. They've decided to tackle one area of cleaning every day, sort of spreading the work out over the week. I'm not like that. Once I start cleaning, there is no stopping. It all has to get done all at the same time. I'm a frantic cleaner. Wonder where I get that...? (DAD)

Here are the things I don't really mind doing:
changing the sheets/making the bed
wiping countertops
cleaning the toilet (odd I know, but I don't mind it)

Here are the things I would rather have a root canal in exchange for:
mopping the floors
unloading the dishwasher

Looking at the list of undesirables, a funny thing stands out. This morning I was making my usual Sunday morning HC, but the dishwasher was full/clean. I got a mug out, put it in the micro for 2 min, then begrudgingly unloaded the dishwasher. I finished before the microwave beeped. It took less than 2 minutes! Why is something I hate to do so much take so little time? I realized, maybe it isn't so bad. Maybe I just need to get over it and make sure it gets done. And I can reward myself with a cup of hot chocolate after.

What household chores do you like/hate?


Hillary said...

I am right there with ya girl! I just keep putting new wet clothes into the dryer and running the existing load again because I hate to fold the clothes! So I take my clothes out of the dryer ;) Fortunately for me, Chris is OCD about cleaning. I can't wait for him to be home so he can take over those chores!! I will cook, he will clean. A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN!

Mr. Joshua said...

I HATE folding clothes. I would rather do every single chore on your list than do laundry.

Tara @ Tara Being Tara said...

I don't mind the toilets either... I HATE to dust!!!

Ginny said...

I hate washing dishes! I will unload a clean dishwasher any day - but hate filling it. Also, I hate cleaning the kitchen, especially after my roommate has cooked and didn't clean it up herself. But, that goes with having a roommate/husband/boyfriend etc.! You have to work that stuff out together.