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Fruitbat
10-06-2011, 08:09 AM
Inspired by the thread about your worst household chore...

Hoping to get inspiration. Maybe someone will use their writerly skills to describe why some household chores are actually hugely rewarding, and then we'll be grateful to get the chance to do them. You never know. :)

Fruitbat
10-06-2011, 08:12 AM
Alrighty, I'll start. What I'm thinking of right now is emptying all the wastebaskets in the house. Sometimes you can swoop through and in a few minutes, you have a great big satisfying pile of trash to dump in the cans outside. You have to admit, that's a lot of bang for the buck. Uh, or whatever.

LauraAnnSwanson
10-06-2011, 08:13 AM
I like using furniture polish.
Maybe it's the fumes, maybe it's the shiny, but it makes me happy. :D

SRHowen
10-06-2011, 09:18 AM
Got to say I love the fruit bat picture.

I like shampooing carpets, love that fresh look to them and the fresh smell.

backslashbaby
10-06-2011, 09:52 AM
I really like furniture polishing, too! And small trashcans are kind of fun to empty.

I'll add Windexing the mirrors and faucets and small, quick stuff.

Good :) I thought I dreaded about all of it (bad, bad back).

Cliff Face
10-06-2011, 12:49 PM
Spring Cleaning. It's long, it's sometimes hard, but it's oh so rewarding!

I don't mean actually cleaning things, but going through ALL your possessions and seeing what makes the cut and what can be gotten rid of. It totally re-energises me when I do it.

Elenitsa
10-06-2011, 12:52 PM
Cooking and washing dishes.

Cliff Face
10-06-2011, 01:02 PM
I love cooking too. :)

Shakesbear
10-06-2011, 02:06 PM
Me too. Cooking.
Changing the bed linen and the anticipation of getting into a clean, crisp bed.

KellyAssauer
10-06-2011, 02:42 PM
Beating the rugs. I never know who I'm going to find...

Maryn
10-06-2011, 06:01 PM
Picking up all the change that falls from men's pockets in the recliner. Takes 90 seconds, usually nets me a couple bucks.

Maryn, who saw a quarter this morning

Alpha Echo
10-06-2011, 06:05 PM
Ummm...

I don't have one.

I do have a least favorite...I'll have to find that thread.

For me, really, household chores are just automatic. I just do them, every day. And then I deep clean before we have a guest. That's it.

swachski
10-06-2011, 06:08 PM
Cleaning the bathroom. But I like to wait until it gets nice and moldy. The transformation is much more rewarding that way.

Swachski, who saw the blob in her bathroom today

rhymegirl
10-06-2011, 06:16 PM
Picking up all the change that falls from men's pockets in the recliner. Takes 90 seconds, usually nets me a couple bucks.

Maryn, who saw a quarter this morning

This sounds good! I'll second this one.

Reason: I HATE housework!

Sue_L
10-06-2011, 06:20 PM
I like walking around with a bottle of Windex to clean mirrors and windows...I usually do that once a day!

JimmyB27
10-06-2011, 06:22 PM
Cooking and washing dishes.
I love eating. Does that count?

DeaK
10-06-2011, 07:08 PM
Me too. Cooking.
Changing the bed linen and the anticipation of getting into a clean, crisp bed.

This, for me, too. Thankfully, there are also days that I like all the chores. Not very many days, but they do come along every once in a while, and when they do, it is lovely.

GailD
10-06-2011, 08:40 PM
Chores that I like? That's a tough one.

I would say vacuuming except that I've grown rather fond of my dust bunnies. They're good company and agree with everything I say. They've got names now. So it would...you know... be kinda cruel to...

Okay, okay. Really? Laundry. The machine does all the work.

Alpha Echo
10-06-2011, 08:45 PM
Picking up all the change that falls from men's pockets in the recliner. Takes 90 seconds, usually nets me a couple bucks.

Maryn, who saw a quarter this morning

Mmmm...for me I guess it's taking the change and sometimes 5's, 10's, or 20's out of his pockets when loading the washing machine. My husband isn't great at cleaning out his pockets, and I take whatever's in there. :)

Lavern08
10-06-2011, 08:47 PM
Reason: I HATE housework!

Yeah, that ^