January 7, 2009 by 8junebugs
There are some chores I just loathe.
Vacuuming. That’s a big one. I would rather clean the bathroom — even the toilet — with q-tips than run the vacuum. It’s better now that I have a decent vacuum and don’t feel like I’m hating the time and wasting it, but I still don’t vacuum as often as I “should.”
I don’t mind filling the dishwasher, but I hate emptying it. I’m not a fan of washing dishes by hand, either, but I’m picky about my cookware and stemware, so I’ve learned to live with it.
I strongly dislike dusting. I understand the concept and have a diagnosed allergy to dust, so it makes sense to keep my home relatively dust-free. But you know what happens the minute I’m done dusting something? More dust accumulates. So…blurgh. (It has, however, significantly reduced the number of trinkets, knick-knacks, and other detritus I’m willing to leave out on a shelf. I think long and hard about bringing something home if I’m going to have to dust it.)
On the other hand, I LOVE laundry. Sort of. I like the washing and the drying and the folding and the putting away. I have a block against starting it, though. The time commitment, the sorting, the carrying…it’s just so daunting. I have to fight the inertia with the need for clean pjs, and there are days when inertia wins.
But! Helpful tips from the Unclutterer archive: Ending Laundry Chaos
What chores do you hate? How do you motivate yourself to do them anyway?