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Thread: OT Ladies do you hate housework like I do?

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    I like my solution to that everlasting housework problem...a DGD who needs a little extra money each month, and her DGM (me) who is willing to pay her to clean the house...I'm not saying I'm lazy, just housework challenged!
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    After over 50 years of housework, I am just tired of it. Clean on the weekends, next day you can't tell it. I use to clean house and rearrange for entertainment. In the last five years I have been tired. I do like a somewhat clean house and won't let it get too bad before I clean. I have a small dog and four cats, litter and hair galore.
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    Housework?? My house has never worked a day in it's life!! It shows too
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    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts View Post
    Whenever I clean the house, DH asks if company is coming. Does that tell you anything?
    Um, it means you live at my house? LOL! I used to be FANATICAL about my housework. Then my knee went nuts & now I can't do it. It bothered me at first but it's amazing how quickly a soul can "adjust"... LOL!
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    i've never quite understood the statement- I hate doing housework-
    what is he point of hating an activity that is just a normal- has to be done thing- like getting up in the morning & eating?
    you can make it hard- or you can make it easy- but you can not make it done without doing it
    if you get yourself into a regular routine- turn on some music & just get it done- it is so nice when finished- doesn't really take long- you have a nice- clean- healthy home- and then time for other activities you enjoy more. when you don't do it-you stress over it- fret, complain, and hate it when anyone stops by- having to come up with excuses---it is so much easier to avoid all the guilt- stress & frustration & just get it done.
    my hubby & i both work- fairly stressful jobs- lots of hours== we work together at home keeping the basic (domestics) done (that's what he calls it)
    big stuff like vacuuming, the bathrooms & laundry are done once a week- there's only the 2 of us-so it's enough-
    the kitchen is done daily- we take turns cooking after eating we get up from the table- put any food away that needs to be put away- he rinses dishes- hands them to me to load the dishwasher- then i wash the items we do not put in the dishwasher- wipe down counters/stove/table- mop the floor- turn out the lights & the kitchen is done and ready for the next meal takes about 10 minutes- (i only mop after dinner-not after every meal-if we are home for breakfast/lunch everything else is the same-except the mopping part)
    one day on the weekends- he cleans both bathrooms (including toilets/tubs/shower- mirrors/surfaces & mops) i strip & remake the bed=get laundery going & dust/vacuum the rooms with carpet- we pick up things & make sure everything is taken care of before going to bed at night- it's all just part of life- no reason to have (strong-feelings) against a basic necessity.
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    I lived like that until I was 15 years of age - possibly why I do the bare minimum now...

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    Oh my-I've been feeling like a slacker because I recently gave up doing the floors on my hands and knees.Now I feel like a lazy lump.But I am going to keep using my really cool mop : )

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    What gets me is.. You dust, wash the floor, do the dishes, then 6 months later you have to do it all again!!

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    I have always hated housework! Growing up on a farm, I'd MUCH rather be outside with Daddy & my brothers, doing whatever, than inside with Mother, cooking & cleaning. That seemed like such a thankless task!! Besides, I got to drive the tractors & talk/play with my brothers, and every day was an adventure! I didn't even mind helping milk the cows, at least until I got kicked!

    When I was younger, I'd put it off until it was so horrible I wouldn't even let friends come over! I don't know if I've gotten better over the years or just coped or what, but with just us at home now, it's not that big of a deal anymore.

    But yes, I firmly believe that housework is part of "the curse"!!!

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    Just hire a housekeeper !!!

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