If you took a poll of your friends, what would they say is the household chore that they dislike the most? Plenty could be listed. What would Americans most love to give up doing?
Here's the countdown:
5. Vacuuming or mopping. This job is a real work-out, especially hauling around machinery, listening to the noise and trying to get to every surface, under furniture and in the corners.
4. Washing dishes. Every day the dishes come out of the cupboard, get used, get dirty, and have to be cleaned and put away again. Even with a handy dishwashing machine, there's the loading and unloading.
3. Grocery shopping. Rain or shine, it has to be done. What to buy? Look at the prices! How come we can't get a good roast anymore? Too many choices!
2. Cleaning the bathroom. It's a dirty job, but someone has to do it. Mildew and mold, dust and water spots are all the enemy, and it seems like there's a different, bad-smelling product for each part of the job. Which is harder: the bathtub or the toilet?
And we come to the chore that several studies have found more people dislike most:
1. Laundry. This is another chore that always seems to need to be done. Gathering, sorting, lifting, loading, shifting, bending, folding, sorting again, and putting away! No wonder this is a job that some people avoid as long as possible.
One of the nice benefits about downsizing, moving to an apartment or a senior living facility is having fewer of these disliked jobs!
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