You know you have places in your home that you absolutely hate cleaning! AND so do I! Here are the top 5 things I hate cleaning the most in my home.
I’m sure you’re all thinking the toilet or something along those lines. I would actually much rather clean all 4 toilets in my home on the hour, every hour than to clean the top 5 things I hate cleaning the most. I mean I truly HATE cleaning these and could go the rest of my life without cleaning them ever again. But, sadly, that is not realistic.
I HATE cleaning the stove! I hate it, hate it, hate it, HATE IT! I thought by buying new Viking appliances that I would learn to enjoy cleaning the stove. Nope! I still hate it. You have to lift all the cast-iron grates off, grab a microfiber cloth, with soap and water and begin the long process of scrubbing every annoying nook and cranny! Blargh! I’m not a fan of cleaning the stove at all.
Next up – I’m not a fan of cleaning the dreaded microwave. Our microwave is in a weird spot in our kitchen (it’s above my desk nook) – it’s not only hard to get to and cook because it’s higher than the typical microwave, but it’s even harder to clean because it’s so high-up. Nope, not a fan of cleaning it, at all!
3. Hand Washing Dishes
Seriously hate hand washing the dishes, I avoid it like some nasty plague. If it doesn’t all fit in the dishwasher (pots and pans), I will wait the 2 hours for the cycle to finish and reload the dishwasher with the pots and pans. I admit – I have gotten better about this over the years and that’s probably because I love the smell of my dish soap. This soap smells so yummy! It makes me want to put the gloves on and wash those messy pots and pans… so I still hate washing dishes by hand, but now it’s more tolerable 🙂
4. Stand-up Glass Shower
This is probably hands-down my least favorite thing to do in the entire world! I mean, how do you even clean it? Do you stand inside the shower getting your feet wet, and end up getting splashed with soap, vinegar, and water? Or do you stand hovering over the doorway, reaching in and scrubbing from a distance, hoping & praying you don’t slip and fall, only to then smash your face on the shower seat? How do I know so much about these pain-points? BECAUSE – it’s happened to me before. Yes – I’ve slipped and fallen in while cleaning the shower. Yep – probably why I hate cleaning it so much! Any tips on how to efficiently clean this horrid space are welcome!
5. Winter Horse Blankets
Yet another thing I hate doing! I hate gathering up all the horse blankets, stuffing them into contractor garbage bags, tossing them to the trunk of my car, only to drag them to the laundromat, which has its own drama. My car ends up covered in horse hair and smelling like horse pee, even though the blankets are stuffed in contractor garbage bags. YUK – UGH – OYE! Then I get the pleasure of shoving them into a huge washing machine and I get to sit there for 3 hours while the machine does its work. Alas, the job has to be done. Fortune has rained down on me recently: I found a way to make my life easier! There is a local Horse Blanket washing company in my area! Hoorah! With an ear-to-ear grin, I gladly shoved those blankets into contractor garbage bags, tagged them with our information and placed our $100 check in a sealed envelope. Two weeks later – we had freshly laundered horse blankets! Eureka! Now, that Spring is here I will be contacting this fabulous woman to come by our barn and grab those nasty blankets. I will hopefully never have to deal with washing them again! Virtual High-Five!
What do you hate cleaning?!