Dishes. Laundry. Vacuuming. Sweeping. Mopping. Washing windows. Vacuuming and spot cleaning the couch. Dusting. Scrubbing the microwave. Scrubbing the oven and stove. Pulling everything out of the fridge and scrubbing it down. Toilets. Garbage. Showers and sinks. There’s is always something that needs to be cleaned.
If I’m being completely honest, I have a love hate relationship with cleaning. I think I’m like a lot of people in this sense. I love the feeling of accomplishment when you sit down after cleaning your house and everything looks so nice. But I also hate the fact I have to clean every day and sometimes multiple times a day. With 4 people, 2 of which are kids, and 2 dogs living in this house, things get messy pretty fast. Most days it’s not enough to just clean in the morning and leave it.
I’m not talking about oh I cleaned today so I just have to pick up a bit before bed or as I do things throughout the day. I straight up have to clean for a second time. I’ve come to accept that that is just a part of my life until my kids are grown and my husband learns to pick up after himself. HA! So that’s where part of my hate relationship with cleaning comes from. I can’t really put a finger on where it fully comes from. Probably from chores as a kid cuz who doesn’t hate those.
The thing I hate the most about cleaning, is the things that get forgotten about. We all know about dishes, sweeping, vacuuming, you know the things that are done mostly daily. Then the weekly stuff vacuuming the couch, dusting, mopping, etc. But I’m talking about the things like cleaning the fridge, windows, oven microwave, etc. The things you don’t think to clean regularly until you notice a spill, dried on food, or a smudge on the window.
I hate those the most. Probably because I don’t think to do them until I see that they need cleaned. It wasn’t until last year I even thought of vacuuming my couch. Now I do it weekly and only because I have dogs. The windows though, when are you suppose to clean them? Does anyone even clean them regularly? Sometimes It’s just so much extra work and I don’t have time. I do the basics that are needed to maintain a clean house, but I don’t always go out of my way unless I see something that needs done.
As far as cleaning goes, I don’t mind doing the laundry, it’s the folding and putting away part I really hate. Dishes aren’t so bad when I do them every day, except Monday which is my husbands meal prep day and he uses a lot of dishes. Vacuuming and sweeping are probably my favorite because they’re so easy and fast do to. My love hate relationship with cleaning will always be an ongoing battle. What’s your favorite chore? What’s your least favorite?