Originally Posted by Pekoe & Nigel
Are you sure you're not me?!
I do my dishes exactly once a week because I'm a terribly lazy person when it comes to them. Though, to be honest, as it's only me dirtying the plates and I don't exactly cook, it's not as though there are all that many at the end of the week. But still.... my goal for this month is to get into the habit of doing them twice a week!!
Laundry I never used to mind when I lived with the parents and had a washer and dryer right there... now that I have to drag all my clothes down to the basement and make sure that I get them out right away to not tie up the machines... not so fun. Plus I always want to wash ALL my clothes at once, so it's hard for me to find something decent to wear while I'm doing the laundry.
Other than that, I really don't mind cleaning. I find it satisfying to clean, and I LOVE to sweep and mop floors.
I can certainly understand why you hate laundry day! We used to live in an apartment, and the laundry room was across the parking lot (and a very busy, they-drive-like nuts parking lot). Luckily, we lived on the ground floor; but I had to drag laundry down 3 steps, across the lot, and up 3 steps into the laundry room, which was a creepy, dark, nasty place. I also have a bad back, and am not exactly Mr. Universe; in other words, weak. Then, of course, when you really needed laundry done, the weather would be bad, so you couldn't take the dry stuff back in the rain, etc. This was assuming the $#^ driers were working that month (they always had at least 2 of the 4 on the fritz, for weeks), and that the "Barefoot Contessa" wasn't there (my nickname for a resident who always went barefoot, which grosses me out, and spent entire mornings using every machine, washers AND driers, doing mountains of washing, EVERY SINGLE WEEK--where the heck was it coming from!!!!??)
When we bought the house, I was so happy--for other reasons, but mainly so I could do my laundry in private, and in my own place! We lucked out, and got a small laundry room. In my next house, I plan to have an even larger room. I find spending time in there kind of relaxing (unless the cats are trying to get in the drier, etc.).
MargeCat ("I love the smell of laundry detergent in the morning")