Have you ever really thought about all these time saving devices?
The vaccuum. First you have to clean the whole floor off from pieces of stuff like coins, thread, and long hair. Then you sprinkle carpet freshener around and wait for 15 minutes. Then you have to haul the thing out of the closet, find the plug, plug it in, step on the thing to make it roll right, and then turn it on. Run behind it, pull, push, and manuver it all around, move things to get under/behind them. Clean the roller at the bottom from all the pieces you didn't get (like long hair and threads...), and then continue.
Wouldn't it be easier if we just swept?
Take the laundry.
You have to gather it together, sort it according to colors, sort it again according to water temperatures, and then line up all the piles. Spray with prewash and set to soaking all that needs presoaking (at least 15 minutes). Move the cats off the pile you're going to wash, and then into the washer with it. Change all the settings on the machine to suit that particular load, add softener and soap, and then wait for an entire hour for it to complete. Then you transfer that load into the dryer, making sure the lint catcher is clean, and adding the dryer sheets. Repeat as long as necessary, which can take all day. Wouldn't it be easier if we had a washtub and hung things out on the line?
Still not happy?
Fine, let's talk about dishwashers.
Rinse off all the dishes, load them up into the washer. Separate the pots and pans, and the ubber greasy plates, and then pour special dishwashing soap into it (don't you even dare to use the regular handwashing dishsoap....you'll be cleaning for hours!). Set up the loads, get all the right buttons pushed, and turn it on. Then go to the sink and get the water ready for those which are "too delicate" or too dirty for the dishwasher...hand wash those things, dry them off, and now it's time to unload the dishwasher.
Wouldn't it be easier to just handwash the dishes in the first place?
So, what would I do with an additional few hours a day? Sleep. But knowing me, I'd work instead. Or vaccuum.