Household chores are rarely ranked among the favorite activities to do around the house, but some tasks suck the life out of you more than others. Recently, women met in an online discussion to reveal the absolute worst household chores that they’d pay ungodly amounts of money to never have to do them again.
While some women consider vacuuming a peaceful, almost cathartic experience, most despise it. It takes time to do it correctly, and in a perfect world, the carpet would never need to be vacuumed because it would never get dirty.
2. Putting Laundry Away
Doing laundry is a process that most women would eradicate from their daily life if they could! It’s not the washing clothes part that is unbearable – it’s the seemingly neverending folding and putting-away-the-clothes factor that drives everyone crazy.
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3. Scrubbing the Bathtub
Cleaning the tub is easier said than done, usually requiring contorting your body into unnatural positions and giving your shoulders and arms a real workout. “Scrubbing the tub – I’m getting exhausted thinking about it,” laments one tired woman. By the way, how does the tub get so dirty? Isn’t it constantly being doused with soapy water? It makes no sense.
4. Cleaning the Stove Top
Unsurprisingly, any cleaning task that requires a severe dose of elbow grease drives all of us crazy. To make matters worse, cleaning anything makes men innately want to muck it up immediately!
“For some reason, I really, really hate wiping the stove top,” reveals one woman. “It’s sometimes not so bad, but my cleaning signals my husband that he’s starving and needs to make a snack this second. And pour half the salt all over it.”
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5. Taking Out the Trash
Throwing out the garbage is a stinky, smelly, and dirty task – and women are sick of doing it. Moreover, any chore requiring washing your hands immediately afterward is inherently messy. So I don’t blame anyone for refusing to take out the trash once it reaches a certain point. Here’s a pro tip: Make your kids do it!
6. Washing Dishes
Sometimes certain chores bring up unsettling memories better off left in our past. “I hate washing dishes,” explains one woman. “It started as a social anxiety thing when living in houses with a shared kitchen – and now I live alone, and I just hate it because it’s so dull and repetitive.” This girl can’t catch a break!
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7. Ironing Clothes
There’s a reason why countless people insist on purchasing iron-free clothes – the physical act of ironing a shirt or pants is exhausting. It’s 2023 – why isn’t a machine capable of ironing our clothes for us? Shockingly, we still have to break out old-fashioned iron and ironing boards.
Arguably the most arduous and unfulfilling chore of all, dusting is a thankless job that others barely even notice was done. Adding to the unpleasantness of dusting is the fact that dust seems to collect everywhere, making the task seem neverending.
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9. Cleaning the Bathroom
The next president of the United States should pass a law forcing men to clean up their beard trimmings immediately after shaving in the bathroom! “Cleaning the bathroom is the worst, especially when the boyfriend has shaved recently,” admits one woman. “Somehow, men don’t have the eyes to see the giant mess by the sink left after they shave.”
10. Window Cleaning
Cleaning windows requires a steady hand and a fierce determination to leave said windows streak-free. However, this dedication isn’t on the agenda for most women. Instead, many confess the chore of window cleaning is something they happily pay someone else to do – while they go about their day, hopefully sipping on a much-deserved glass of wine.
This article was produced and syndicated by Happy Organized Life.