I saw this on Facebook this morning. It got me thinking about all the chores/jobs we all do everyday and whether I agree.

Chores we hate

Today I am talking about chores we hate,  I could happily say all of them at times.  I found this chart really interesting to se others views.

According to this chart 2% find their worst jobs are

Cleaning the bathtub

This is annoying as you clean it and next time you see it there is spilt shower gel or shampoo etc, but it is quick to clean


I don’t mind cooking, I just get fed up of thinking what to cook

Dog hair cleanup

You have all seen my dog, I hoover turn around and it needs doing again. My dog has two coats which doesn’t help, I have learnt not to stress over it now, but it is a major job in my house


I would rank this higher I can not stand dusting it bores me, athough I do like the finished results.

Getting kids to school

usually this is quite easy, especially as my Daughter is now in secondary school, and my school run is just walking her across our busy road to get the bus, I can track where the bus is and how long until it reaches our stop, so we do not have to wait too long for it. But as you all know she has been ill since New Year and it has been a nightmare.

Making Money

I think unless you love your job, this is pretty accurate


I do find this frustrating, not the recycling as we all do it automatically, but the fact they keep changing what you can and can not recycle. This has just been proven in my area with new bins and recycling rules. It is for this reason, online recycling sites are the way to go for conveniently recycling your old tablets, smartphones, iPads, and game consoles, and even get paid for it.

Washing the car

I will not wash my car, I reuse. My husband used to run a detailing business and even now, every time I attempt to wash the car, I am doing it wrong, or haven’t done this. So I refuse.

4% find their worst jobs are

Grocery Shopping

This has to be higher up on my list, I get so fed up with grocery shopping. I have been known to say first thing I am going shopping, and then find things to do, so I can put it off for a bit. I get fed up of trying to find things for dinner that everyone will eat, the other shoppers just stopping in front of you, or standing with their trolley blocking you, when they can see you want to reach for something. Can you tell I am doing my shopping today.

6% find their worst jobs are

Picking Up or Cleaning The House

Again I think this would be higher on my list. I have no idea why everyone thinks if they do not put dirty clothes in the wash basket they will find their own way there. I can clean and tidy the house and it looks lovely and would stay that way, as soon as someone comes in it looks like a bomb has gone off, and I sit there thinking why do I bother.

8% find their worst jobs are
Bathroom – This doesn’t bother me, and I like the satisfaction I get when I have cleaned it and it looks and smells clean. I do get annoyed with the mess others leave behind though

12% find their worst jobs are

Dishes or Dishwasher

We have a dishwasher, I am quite happy to chuck all the dirty dishes in. I hate having to unload it and put it all away. Although I have found that if I start while waiting for the kettle to boil, it doesn’t take long.

12% find their worst jobs are

Planning Dinner

This has to be my worst job, I get bored with trying to please everyone, or when it comes to cooking dinner I just do not fancy it. I do love trying new recipes though and am quite happy cooking if trying something new.

37% find their worst jobs are


I am fine with sorting the washing and putting it in the machine. And I love hanging it out on the washing line to dry and the fresh smell when you bring it in to fold. I can not stand ironing and will put that off if I can.  Although I do sometimes try to do it daily so it does not build up, but that never lasts long and is usually done when I start getting moaned at for no one having any clothes to wear. I don’t mind sorting it into different piles either, I hate having to hang things up as my wardbrobe needs a good sort out as it is a fight getting things in and out.

So what do you think to this list, do you agree with the chart?

Do you know what kind of neighbour you are, why not take this quze to find out if you agree.

Chores We Hate



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I am Sam and owner of StressedMum, I hope you enjoyed reading my latest post, I always love to read comments from my readers


  • Daydreams of a Mum
    11th October 2019 at 11:31 am

    Planning dinner is definitely up there but I think my absolute worst chore ever is making packed lunches . I can’t even explain why I hate it so much but oh I do!!!

    • admin
      11th October 2019 at 11:56 am

      That is something I hate doing, I said to my husband yesterday while trying to sort out shopping what did he fancy for dinners next week. All I got was I don’t know how can I think that far ahead. I did put him straight and say I have to do it every day, and plan the weekly meals the week before.

  • Kate Holmes
    11th October 2019 at 11:43 am

    I hate housework because it is so repetitive and seems to fall largely on me which seems unfair to be honest with us all contributing to dirt or untidiness. Rehomed my dog today which pleases me as just cannot deal with extra chores these days, #Blogtober19

    • admin
      11th October 2019 at 11:55 am

      I hate housework as well, and it is the same in my house. I hope your dog settles ok into their new home and it will help with the mess as well x

  • Maddie
    11th October 2019 at 3:00 pm

    My least favorite chore is cleaning the house… I am definitely going to hire that out when I move to an actual house and not an apartment!

    • admin
      11th October 2019 at 4:38 pm

      I hate that as well, I did all my floors earlier and the dogs walk in and you would think it hasnt been done for a week

  • Dalene Ekirapa
    11th October 2019 at 3:34 pm

    My worst job from the list has to be ashing the dishes- I don’t enjoy it at all. Then, planning dinner because I always fall short of ideas unless I get a recipe book. Anyway, I love cleaning every corner of our house and I would do it even several times in a day.

    • admin
      11th October 2019 at 4:37 pm

      Luckily we have a dishwasher which I love, although I dont like emptying it

  • Kim Carberry
    11th October 2019 at 4:13 pm

    I hate most of these jobs. I don’t mind planning dinner because I meal plan and every day is planned before the week even starts. I do hate doing laundry though. especially folding it and putting it away x

    • admin
      11th October 2019 at 4:36 pm

      I can’t meal plan as I never fancy what I have planned for. I dont mind washing but folding and putting it away is another job I hate

  • Kristen
    11th October 2019 at 5:29 pm

    Laundry is an easy chore to start. Starting a load and move into the dryer doesn’t require much work but getting it out of the dryer and folding it and putting it away just takes so much time and effort that some days it’ll sit in the dryer for a day or 2!

    • admin
      12th October 2019 at 10:22 am

      I know exactly what you mean I hate the folding and putting away as well

  • Morgan @ Baby Got Balance
    12th October 2019 at 2:26 am

    Interesting! I feel like I would do laundry every day to avoid cleaning floors or bathrooms.

    • admin
      12th October 2019 at 10:20 am

      Me too although not the ironing and putting away

  • Marjie Mare
    12th October 2019 at 2:57 am

    I can cook with pleasure every day, I don’t mind the grocery shopping. Cleaning is my least favorite, I am grateful for my husband, we team up so well. I cook, he cleans.

    • admin
      12th October 2019 at 10:20 am

      Sounds like you make the perfect team

  • aisasami
    12th October 2019 at 8:32 am

    I actually hate cleaning the inside of the sink or the bathroom as I don’t like the unknown. I also don’t like cleaning the closets or pantry as I fear there might be bugs!

    • admin
      12th October 2019 at 10:18 am

      I am not too bad with those but they are not my favourite things to do either

    • Shar
      12th October 2019 at 11:27 am

      How interesting! These stats are very informative. I personally get everything done by my maid. However, while I go to the mall for grocery shopping, I also take the time to enjoy myself with window shopping & a treat at the café… not much of a chore then!

      • admin
        12th October 2019 at 12:02 pm

        That is what my problem is I don’t have a maid, I might enjoy housework if I had one

  • Joanna
    12th October 2019 at 6:09 pm

    For me its washing the dishes. #blogtober

    • admin
      13th October 2019 at 10:26 am

      We have a dishwasher which I love

  • Liz Santos
    14th October 2019 at 4:25 am

    I enjoy reading this post, and I can just imagine how should I react hehe, the worst job I can think of is ironing clothes – but I saw the most popular is laundry – which I couldn’t agree more – almost same gravity of work haha

    • admin
      14th October 2019 at 10:39 am

      The laundry doesn’t bother me but the ironing and putting away is one I least like

  • Clarice
    14th October 2019 at 4:58 pm

    This interesting. To be honest, I love grocery shopping – it’s a stress-reliever for me.

    What I actually hate is mopping or cleaning the floors.

    Just like you – I also don’t mind cooking. Most of the time, I enjoy it. I just wish someone could wash the plates after. LOL!

    • admin
      14th October 2019 at 6:40 pm

      Food shopping is ok if it is not busy, I can not stand people dithering in front of me, or leaving trolleys in the way

  • Ramona dejesus-Curtis
    15th October 2019 at 8:09 am

    I hate cleaning the kitchen and bathroom. Especially after a huge cooking meal. Its something i have to do every day but i still hate it

    • admin
      15th October 2019 at 9:49 am

      I hate cleaning th4e kitchen after cooking as well


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