Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Despite the title, the 40 Days of Nice challenge is going well.  I'll do an official update on that after we have a few more days under our belts.  You know, to make sure all this nice isn't a fluke.

Today, I want to share with you my least favorite chore.  We all have that one chore we loathe, right?  And disliking it doesn't make us lazy or inferior beings.  With all that we do, we get to have at least one chore we dislike . . . and that sometimes gets put off for other people to do.  Or not do.  Then it gets out of hand.  And we hate it even more.  For me, that chore is folding laundry.  Hate.  It.  I have no good reason for this feeling.  In fact, when I have a day when I stay on top of it and all the laundry gets put away on the same day it got washed, I feel really good.  But making myself do it . . . there has to be some kind of magic involved.

Ok, let's put this in perspective.  I do a lot of things others might cringe at.  I don't bat an eye when it comes to cleaning toilets.  I cook almost everything from scratch.  I would bake gluten-free bread every day if we actually ate that much.  Heck, I cleaned poop out of carpet yesterday.  (stepped in and ground in, doesn't get much worse than that)

And I still hate folding laundry more than that lovely task.

I tried the whole fly lady load-a-day thing.  Pffft . . . with towels and sheets and diapers, I wash something every day anyway.  And I'm completely fine with that.  Doesn't help with the folding, though.    And seriously, since I hate it so much, the thought of having to fold laundry every single day is enough to drive me insane.  I've tweaked my system this spring, so I'm now washing clothes on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.  Yesterday, I folded and put away the last of the clothes.  Yay me!  But guess what?  Yep, it's Tuesday.  Lather, rinse, repeat.  Blech.

All this nice has apparently made me cranky.  Now you are obligated to share your least favorite chore so I don't feel like a totally lazy lima bean whining about my clean clothes.  Share, or I will share with you my clean clothes to fold.


  1. Dusting. Send me your clothes, I don't mind. But come dust my house. :)

  2. Nothing makes me feel more put-upon than cleaning the bathroom. I am not the one who makes such a giant mess in there, so it makes me feel like a scullery maid. ESPECIALLY when the person who DOES make the giant mess is a 42 year old man.

  3. Laundry folding IS awful. I hate unloading and reloading the dishwasher MORE--because dishes are multiple times EACH DAY. ugh ugh ugh!
    So those are my top two. :)

  4. Our problem is folding too and it isn't just me, hubs is as bad, so very often we are thumbing through the clean clothes looking for something to wear...which is just as annoying anyway lol!

  5. I really dislike washing dishes and unloading the dishwasher. It just NEVER ends. I actually put away a punch of cups and bowls just so the kids will be forced to rinse them and not keep getting new ones out!


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