#TuesdayTen - Most Hated Household Jobs!

They are the jobs we love to hate and hate to love...I am talking about Household Jobs/Chores. I asked the question on my Facebook page  "What household job/chore do you hate the most? or wish you never have to do again? And it was no surprise to me that WASHING was the Most Hated Household Job. It's definitely mine, especially the folding and putting away part. Most of the time, and I know it's a bad habit, my clean clothes will stay in the basket for a few days before I can be bothered to fold them and put them away in the drawers. Other jobs I would be happy never to do again are: dishes, cleaning the highchair & cleaning the toilet. Check out the jobs that were hated the most by some of my readers...

Top 10 Most Hated Household Jobs

1. Washing - #1 most hated household job, do you agree? Folding and putting clothes away seems to be the job people hate doing the most and some actually delegate this job to someone else. Hmm now there's a good idea!

2. Cleaning the oven - Before I did the 20 Day Challenge, I absolutely HATED the oven, I refused to clean it! My mum would usually do it for me or I paid someone to clean it. But now, I actually don't mind cleaning it. As long as you don't leave it too long - it's not actually THAT bad! (Tip: Baking soda and white vinegar is your best friend when cleaning the oven)

3. Dishes - if you have children, then this one is definitely high up there on the list They seem to use every single cup and plate in the cupboard - EVERY DAY! This is how I feel when I see dirty dishes on my bench. 

4. Cleaning Floors - This is one job that needs to be done at least once a week, more if you have little ones. I feel like I have over-mopped my floors since having the Open Homes and since our son became mobile. I would definitely be happy if I never have to clean floors again!

5. Cleaning windows - It's a job that you forget to do, especially if you have netting or blinds. It actually doesn't take long to clean but it's such a mundane task. I have had to keep the windows clean for the Open Homes, however during the week the window in the lounge is covered in Master M's finger & hand prints (it looks cute though).

6. Cleaning bathroom & toilet - I can totally understand why these are on the list. Bathrooms and toilets can get quite gross if they are not cleaned regularly. I make sure the bathroom is clean before I go to bed each night - it's a good habit to have. 

Other jobs that are most hated...

7. Cooking 

8. Ironing 

9. Cleaning venetian blinds

10. All of them! (YES!)

What about YOU? 

"What household job/chore do YOU hate the most? or wish YOU never have to do again? Please share in comments below. 

This post is part of the #TuesdayTen Link Up with

 Lisa from The Golden Spoons & Rabia from The Lieber Family


  1. It sounds weird, but I don't actually mind cleaning the toilet. I feel like I can accomplish that and be done with it, as opposed to laundry and dishes which are never ending!

    1. That's a good way of looking at it Rabia! Yes- totally agree - Laundry and dishes are never ending.grrr

  2. Good list.

    Ironing is my number 1 hated household job/chore. I am contemplating of paying someone to do it now cause I just refuse to do it. I'm not very good at it and it takes so long, unlike other chores (in my opinion).

    I like your habit about the toilet. I don't mind cleaning it actually. I do it often, my thoughts are 'if public toilets get serviced every other day, its a bit slack (and gross) that I don't clean my bathroom once a week.'

    Please share your tips on cleaning the oven. I did clean it with baking soda and vinegar but I seemed to have made a bit of a mess in the process. It did get cleaned but I haven't tried it again since cause I feel like my expectations weren't met.

    1. Thanks Camielle. So true about the toilet!
      And as for the oven - I use The Organised Housewife's tips. See it here:

    2. Feeling motivated by this post to clean my oven organically again. I YouTubed a feyed w videos to see what other people did and their results. I made a bicarb paste using water and vinegar, then using an old sponge covered my whole oven with the bicarb paste. Came back 5 hours later and using a damp cloth wiped it all off. Then I went back and sprayed vinegar, waited 15 minutes to clean off any residue and clean the glass door. Happier with the results this time around, it's very clean. I think I will clean it more regularly too, thanks for the tips.

  3. Great list! I never even thought about the oven! (Probably because it's been so long since I've cleaned mine.)

    1. haha Jenessa! A few years ago I would have said the same thing! Baking soda & White vinegar (with a bit of elbow grease) should help with that

  4. Hi! I'm visiting from the #TuesdayTen link up. I like how you took a survey of your followers to gather your top ten list. Also, love your blog design. Very classy! What country are you in? I'm near Pittsburgh, PA. Take care!

    1. Thank you for kind words, Laura! So great to have you here! I have surveyed my followers a few times now for #TuesdayTen posts, I appreciate their involvement in my blog. I am in New Zealand - Kia Ora.


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