My Most Hated Chore

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I am pretty home-y.  I don’t mind domestic duties.  But I hate – HATE – unloading and loading the dishwasher.  It is the bane of my existence.


I would rather walk the dogs, scoop poop, take out the trash, and scrub the toilets twenty times over than unload the dishwasher once.


My dishwasher hatred is so severe that once I timed myself to see how long it takes to unload and re-load the dishwasher (approximately 5 minutes).  I always remind myself that’s it is only 5 minutes (and I blast music to help distract myself).  I can do anything for 5 minutes, right?  At least that’s what I tell myself during a really hard workout! 🙂


In my dream world, I have a live-in maid and she loves to do the dishes.


Lunch didn’t create too many dirty dishes.  And it tasted good. 🙂


I made a ton of cornbread muffins last night and was trying to figure out a creative way to eat them when this meal came to me.


Potatoes are usually time-consuming to prepare, but I used the 15-Minute Breakfast Scramble technique so it only took… well, 15 minutes.  🙂


In the mix:


  • Spinach
  • 2 crumbled cornbread muffins
  • Black beans with sauce
  • Potatoes


It was an excellent, simple meal (and I only dirtied one wok and one bowl!).  The flavors were unique, which was nice because I’ve been getting a little bored with meals lately, especially side dishes.


Back to work – I’ve got a ton of writing to do and errands to run.  Later, I’m meeting Nicole later for a run.


What is your most hated chore?



  • chelsea December 21, 2010, 1:14 pm

    I absolutely hate unloading and loading the dishes too!!! and folding clothes!!

    • Caitlin December 21, 2010, 1:14 pm

      Oh man. I forgot about the laundry. I really hate that too!

      • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday December 21, 2010, 2:05 pm

        Yeah, I think folding laundry trumps unloading the dishwasher as the worst chore.

        • Christine December 21, 2010, 3:51 pm

          Putting it away is the worst! If I could fold it and let it sit on the bed all week I could manage. It’s all the trips back and forth to different drawers and closets I hate.

        • Stephanie December 21, 2010, 4:43 pm

          Definitely. It’s so tempting to just leave them in the baskets. At least they’re clean…

        • JenATX December 22, 2010, 7:47 pm

          whaaa?! i love folding the laundry! I just pile it on my bed & fold while I watch the Food Network.

  • grocery goddess jen December 21, 2010, 1:16 pm

    I have two least favorite chores: Putting dishes from the dish rack away and putting folded clothes away. Oh, and sorting socks! I HATE sorting stocks! I’m okay doing dishes and doing laundry, even folding stuff, but for some reason I really hate the putting-it-away part. My favorite “chores” are to grocery shop and cook! Also, I refuse to mop, but since I never do it (manfriend does it all), I don’t hate it.

  • Liza December 21, 2010, 1:17 pm

    Well, Caitlin, I don’t feel too sorry for you. I have to wash all my dishes by hand and literally fantasize about one day having a dishwasher (that and a laundry machine/dryer in my apartment are my dream amenities). I’ve been a student for years and years and have always lived in older apartments without such luxuries. I also hate doing dishes but I’m kind of psychotic about it. I have to do them as soon as I finish eating (and I really try to do all the cooking dishes before eating). It drives my husband crazy.

    • Caitlin December 21, 2010, 1:19 pm

      That’s true… that’s a good way to look at it. I lived in an apartment for 2 years that didn’t have a dishwasher and that was extremely painful. But I think I also followed the “wash immediately” rule back then. Maybe I should get back into that?

    • kelly December 21, 2010, 2:01 pm

      I was going to say the same thing 🙂 At least you have a dishwasher! I HATE washing dishes sooo sooo much! I’ve found washing them WHILE dinner is cooking is the only way I can stand it (gotta do something to pass the time before I eat!) 🙂

    • Lacey @ Lake Life December 21, 2010, 3:12 pm

      I’m with you Liza! I have never had an apartment yet that has a dishwasher or on-site laundry…and I’m 29!

      • Cat December 21, 2010, 3:54 pm

        Word. I’m also 29. Though I did have one year in college with a dishwasher, but with 6 girls in one house, it didn’t really matter. My dreams are made of dishwashers, washing machines and a kitchen bigger than a shoe box!

    • Tina @ The Shakespearean Tomato December 21, 2010, 3:27 pm

      Ditto this! Dishes are even more of a pain when the only dishwasher is the one you see in the mirror every morning 😉 Sometimes I am really good about keeping up with them, sometimes I just get annoyed and leave them for 3 days and do everything at once. Having my ipod on speaker sin the kitchen and blasting music always helps though. I can putter around my kitchen for HOURS and leave piles of laundry forgotten in the living room. LEAST favorite chore is definitely bathroom cleaning though! And I always have guy roommates who just don’t seem to ever feel the need to help out with that one. And yeah, I am 29 too, back in school, and still haven’t had a dishwasher since I moved out of my parent’s house when I was 18.

  • Jess December 21, 2010, 1:18 pm

    Putting clean laundry away!!!

  • Reenie December 21, 2010, 1:20 pm

    Laundry….I don’t mind throwing them in the washer or dryer….but it’s the folding and hanging and putting them away. YUCK!

  • June December 21, 2010, 1:22 pm

    folding clothes. ack! makes me crazy!

  • Julia December 21, 2010, 1:22 pm

    Loading and unloading the dishwasher is my least favorite chore. I would much rather wash the dishes by hand than worry about the dishwasher any day of the week. Following in a close second is cleaning the shower. That’s my boyfriend’s job always!

  • VeggieGirl December 21, 2010, 1:33 pm

    I hate vacuuming the most.

  • Aron December 21, 2010, 1:33 pm

    MINE TOOOOOOOOO!!! I hate unloading it the most.

  • Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun December 21, 2010, 1:33 pm

    I think I hate the dishes because they are ALWAYS needing to be done. They never end. And its not something you can easily put off, like dusting.

  • Kelly December 21, 2010, 1:34 pm

    I hate loading and unloading the dishwasher also, but cleaning the bathroom might be my most hated chore.

  • AllieNic @ Frisky Lemon December 21, 2010, 1:34 pm

    I also HATE unloading the dishwasher…I used to do anything to get out of it growing up. I don’t have one now…so I have to actually wash dishes…but I still hate putting them away…

  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine December 21, 2010, 1:35 pm

    I hate unclogging the shower drain. It just grosses me out so much- the hair with all the gunk is DISGUSTING!

  • abbi December 21, 2010, 1:35 pm

    Unloading the dishwasher is my most hated chore too! It’s so strange. I don’t mind loading it, washing dishes by hand, etc. which is odd!

  • Aimee December 21, 2010, 1:36 pm

    I hate cleaning the bathroom. I know that I would hate loading and unloading the dishwasher if I had one and it is part of the reason why I don’t want one. I actually do not mind washing dishes. There is something oddly relaxing about it.

  • Evan Thomas December 21, 2010, 1:36 pm

    I love doing the dishes and laundry.
    I hate vacuuming. It’s too loud. And I hate cleaning parts of the house that no one cares about/will just get dirty by tomorrow.

  • Katie @ peacebeme December 21, 2010, 1:36 pm

    Hmmm I don’t really know. Probably washing dirty dishes.

    I love doing laundry, vacuuming and dusting!

  • Laura December 21, 2010, 1:37 pm

    Scrubbing the shower! We have a stall-style shower and I actually have to get inside to do a good job. It’s one chore that I say to myself, “maybe it can go a few more days.” haha My last apartment had a tub-style shower, but it had sliding glass doors which made it even more difficult to clean than the stall-style shower.

    • Caitlin December 21, 2010, 4:39 pm

      I just throw Clorox on our shower. Works every time.

      • Laura December 21, 2010, 5:26 pm

        I don’t like the soap scum that remains on the tile, shower door, and faucet, though… scrubbing it is…

  • Helen December 21, 2010, 1:37 pm

    The one thing I HATE the most is doing laundry. I love clean clothes but I hate folding them and hanging them and putting them away

  • Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) December 21, 2010, 1:37 pm

    I have been without a dishwahser for 3 weeks!
    Child, me, hubs. 3 squares x 3 to 5 snacks x 3 people = each day there are wayyyyyy tooooo many dishes to wash by hand!

    hated chore? cleaning the garage. dirty, dusty, bugs, gross.

  • Ali @ Food, Fitness, Fashion December 21, 2010, 1:37 pm

    Mine is the same!!! It causes me to overload the dishwasher because I never want to turn it on – then I will have to unload it. It drives me NUTS. I try to get Adam to do it, but he hates it just as much.

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) December 21, 2010, 1:38 pm

    Folding laundry! I HATE IT. Well, really it is the putting away part that I hate. I guess folding isn’t so bad, but it is just such a waste of time. Have fun this afternoon! Lunch looks delicious!

  • Marina December 21, 2010, 1:38 pm

    I hate hate doing the laundry, unloading it and all. And oh the ironing…awful

  • suki December 21, 2010, 1:40 pm

    I really don’t mind laundry and dishes. I am just lazy in terms of heading downstairs to the washer/dryer. 😛

    Chores don’t bother me that much… except maybe like cleaning the bathroom and washing the floor.

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat December 21, 2010, 1:40 pm

    oooooooooooh I SO hear you on the dishwasher!! it’s definitely one of my most-loathed chores. so is going to the gas station in the winter!

    • beth December 21, 2010, 1:49 pm

      if you live in Oregon it is illegal to pump your own gas-yay!

      • Emily G. December 21, 2010, 2:16 pm

        Really? Maybe I need to move to Oregon! lol I have to pump my own! Boo!

      • ari December 21, 2010, 2:18 pm

        hahahah really? why?

    • OrlandoPaula @ Eat, Watch, Run December 22, 2010, 8:10 am

      You can’t pump your own gas in New Jersey either. And if you try, they really run up to you and start telling you to get back in the car!

  • Brie @ Brie Fit December 21, 2010, 1:43 pm

    I will go to great lengths to avoid ironing clothes. I loathe it. It takes so long and I am just bad at it!

    My husband and I have a dishwasher rule–I unload it, he loads it. It works for us because I say he puts dishes in the wrong spots, but he says I load the dishwasher wrong!

  • Heather December 21, 2010, 1:43 pm

    I am with you on the dishes. I hate it so much! I also hate vacuuming!

  • heidi @ runaroundaroo December 21, 2010, 1:44 pm

    I absolutely despise vacuuming! I hate it and every apartment/townhouse we have lived in has had at least 80% carpet for floor coverings. I put it off too – I really hate vacuuming stairs. Yuck.

    Of course this reminds me that I do really need to vacuum. Bummer.

  • Rebecca December 21, 2010, 1:46 pm

    I hate laundry. Or rather, folding and putting stuff away. I can start/”load” the washer and dryer, but ask me to do more than that and I’m not very happy. :\ I need a timer to remind me when to take things out of the dryer! Otherwise it sits in there and gets wrinkled.

    I don’t mind dishes. My “job” at home is clearing the table and loading the dishwasher. Also drying and putting away dishes. Not terrible. Doing the dishes usually means time spent talking with Dad, so it’s actually kind of a fun chore for me!

  • AndreaClaire December 21, 2010, 1:47 pm

    I actually kind of enjoy loading and unloading the dishwasher. I also really like washing dishes by hand. I always have been a bit of an odd duck.
    I hate vacuuming. I have two cats so vacuuming also means doing the couches and then having two terrified cats running around the house in a panic because ‘the noise’ is back.

  • sweeter salt December 21, 2010, 1:47 pm

    Ugh, I would kill for a dishwasher! We don’t have one and I hate hand washing the dishes. You’re lucky 🙂


  • sarah k. @ the pajama chef December 21, 2010, 1:48 pm

    i hate vacuuming. and ironing. i need to do both. sigh…

  • Alison (Fueling for Fitness) December 21, 2010, 1:48 pm

    cleaning the bathroom! oddly, unloading the dishwasher (although i don’t currently have one in my apartment) is one of my favourite chores to do!

  • Alexa @ The Girl In Chucks December 21, 2010, 1:48 pm

    I hate doing the dishes most of all too…but really, you shouldn’t whine….

    I don’t have a dishwasher. I have to do all of my dishes by hand. 🙁

  • beth December 21, 2010, 1:48 pm

    hah! I am SOOO with you on that one! I loathe emptying the dishwasher even more than loading it. It was my main chore growing up because my mom hated it too so she enslaved me to do it and now history has repeated itself!

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat) December 21, 2010, 1:49 pm

    My most hated chore is actually scrubbing the toilets. I can’t stand it—that scrubby thing? EEHHHHHHGH! I hate unloading the dish washer but toilets suck more. I’ll unload your dishwasher and you can scrub my toilets. Deal? deal.

    • Caitlin December 21, 2010, 4:42 pm

      come on over! you first 😉

  • Sarah December 21, 2010, 1:50 pm

    I don’t mind loading the dishwasher, but hate unloading it! I try to conserve energy by turning off the heated dryer so the dishes are always wet and then I have to dry them and I would much rather be on twitter. I also despise hanging up laundry. I don’t mind washing, drying, folding or putting away, but I hate when I have to hang up my nice clothes. And unfortunately, that’s all I wear these days!

  • Lisa December 21, 2010, 1:53 pm

    That’s funny–that’s my boyfriends hated chore. I don’t mind it. I’d rather do that than put the dishes AWAY!

  • Ashley @ Ashley's Adventures in Alaska December 21, 2010, 1:54 pm

    We don’t have a dishwasher, so hand washing the dishes and folding laundry are my most loathed chores. I love clean clothes, but hate folding them. Ugh laundry and dishes.

  • Melissa December 21, 2010, 1:54 pm

    Dishes I’m cool with; it is the mounds of neverending clothes that need to be washed, folded, and put away. It’s the folding and putting away part that I despise!

  • Jenna December 21, 2010, 1:55 pm

    I really don’t enjoy cleaning the bathtub. But its not that big of a deal once I get going. But the cleaners… phew! Enough to make you light headed.

    Anyone have good natural cleaners recommendations that work?

    • Caitlin December 21, 2010, 4:43 pm


      • December 21, 2010, 5:20 pm

        Thanks so much! I’ll be sure to try it out during my inevitable post-holiday deep clean.

  • Sana December 21, 2010, 1:56 pm

    I hate all chores! i need to find a man who loves doing them all 🙂

  • Ellie December 21, 2010, 1:57 pm

    My most hated chore is sweeping. I’d rather do anything else, ever than sweep. I actually love loading the dishwasher (I’m not as big a fan of unloading, but will do it). And washing dishes by hand. But sweeping is like an exercise in futility. I hate doing floors in general but I like the satisfaction of vacuuming. In general though I sort of enjoy most chores besides sweeping as I’m a bit of a neat freak.

  • Kim @ girlevolving December 21, 2010, 1:57 pm

    Our cat HATES when we unload the dishwasher – maybe the clattering dishes? She sits and meows while we do it.

    I hate cleaning the shower. UGH. Inconvenient. Gross. And big.

  • Halley (Blunder Construction) December 21, 2010, 2:02 pm

    I don’t like washing the dishes, mainly because I have sensitive hands and the water/soap makes them cry. That’s why I LOVE having a dishwasher. 🙂 I’ll trade you unloading duty for scrubbing toilets ANY DAY

  • Lisa Fine December 21, 2010, 2:02 pm

    I hate to mop. I’m not sure why, but I’d much rather sweep the entire house than mop. It must have something to do with going back to the mop bucket (or tub, in my case) constantly.

    We don’t have a dishwasher, so the dishes get done by hand. In the winter, while it’s drying, I love the hot water, so I don’t mind doing dishes at all.

  • Melissa @ Running with Needles December 21, 2010, 2:03 pm

    Ooh, I wish I had a dishwasher to load and unload. I loathe washing dishes by hand. I also hate folding/putting away laundry. And scrubbing the toilet, vacuuming. Pretty much any kind of cleaning.

  • Marissa December 21, 2010, 2:04 pm

    dusting and mopping…..ugh…..if i ever have a maid, it will probably be to only do these 2 things. everything else, i really don’t mind, but i despise these two!

  • Katie Carso December 21, 2010, 2:04 pm

    omg the dishwasher I hate too!! I dont know why I always have but I just had unloading that thing! lol!

  • Kiran December 21, 2010, 2:14 pm

    I hate hate hate loading and unloading dishes and laundry. Oh, add folding the laundry to the hate list 😀

  • Lori Lynn December 21, 2010, 2:17 pm

    I don’t like unloading the dishwasher either, and in fact, b/c I’m single, sometimes just use the dishes out the dishwasher– then the dishes get set in the sink for awhile! I don’t like washing dishes by hand either, but I think that stems from my childhood of having to wash them, and my hands would get so sore and dry from being in the water– back before we had gloves to wear!

  • ari December 21, 2010, 2:19 pm

    that’s so funny, i feel like unloading and loading the dishwasher is one of the easiest chores. unless i don’t know where the dishes go, then it’s a pain, but i really kind of like it. it’s easy bahah. doing laundry is also pretty mindless, so i don’t mind it. as long as it’s not gross, like taking out the trash or cleaning the toilet, i’ll do it 🙂

  • Jazz December 21, 2010, 2:19 pm

    Dishes? isn’t that what husbands are for?

    • Caitlin December 21, 2010, 4:43 pm


  • Juli D. December 21, 2010, 2:21 pm

    I hate anything having to do with bathrooms. Toilet, tub, flooring – yuck. BUT I LOVE the dishwasher – I always do it when I’m doing other things in the kitchen so I think that helps. I’ll unload while I’m cooking something usually – and do it in shifts. I don’t always get it done all at once, maybe just the top rack while cooking breakfast. Then the bottom rack and silverware during dinner prep.

  • Becky December 21, 2010, 2:21 pm

    I hate, hate, hate cleaning the bathroom!!! Just the thought of it makes me feel sick!

  • Carin December 21, 2010, 2:22 pm

    It’s weird, but I hate wiping he sides down in the kitchen after cooking/ tidying/ loading the dishwasher. It’s even worse than your dislike of loading the dihwasher, Caitlin, because it only takes – what? 30 seconds to a minute, tops? I don’t know what it is – the wetting the cloth/sponge, wiping, cupping the hand for crumbs, repeat ad nauseum – don’t get me wrong, I really want it to be done, I just don’t really like doing it.

  • Freya December 21, 2010, 2:23 pm

    LOL this made me laugh – unloading the dishwasher is my absolute FAVOURITE chore! I even get miffed if other people do it cos it’s MY job!! Haha 🙂

  • Ashley December 21, 2010, 2:25 pm

    I hate it too. I don’t mind laundry though. Sweeping is my least favorite. Oddly enough I don’t mind swiffering or mopping

  • Rebecca December 21, 2010, 2:25 pm

    I’d have to say all of them! I actually only really straighten up my desk area (move clutter from one side to the other really- have to ACTUALLY clean it for the New Year’s Party though) and fold laundy. My fiancee does all the other chores! Unless it’s washing the floors/tub with bleach, because oh, the delicious chlorine smell, then, I’m ALL for it.

  • carlee December 21, 2010, 2:26 pm

    haha. Lunch looks delicious. Thats weird I think that is one of my favorite chores. I really don’t mind unloading the dishwasher. I think my favoriteeeeeeee is vacuming.
    But my least favorite is scooping poop or cleaning the bird cage

  • Katie December 21, 2010, 2:30 pm

    Laundry. Hands down. Folding and hanging clothes absolutely SUCKS!

  • Effie December 21, 2010, 2:31 pm

    hands down unloading the dishwasher as well. Give me a toliet any day.

  • mindy @ just a one girl revolution. December 21, 2010, 2:34 pm

    Laundry is definitely mine! It probably doesn’t help that I let it pile up for ages so then there’s a TON to do!

  • Victoria (District Chocoholic) December 21, 2010, 2:35 pm

    I HATE washing my sheets. Because I have to unmake the bed, wash the sheets, and then remake the bed. No letting it slip until overnight.

    I suppose a smart person would buy another set of sheets.

    I’m not a smart person.

    • sarah December 21, 2010, 4:05 pm

      It’s the putting sheets onto the bed that drives me bonkers. I dread doing it every week, starting right after I put the sheets on in the first place. The relief of getting it done lasts only a minute. I’m serious.

      • D December 21, 2010, 7:12 pm

        ahahah I AGREE. the worst is if you forget that you started washing them, then just as you’re ready to hop into bed…you realise they’re all in the dryer.

  • juli December 21, 2010, 2:35 pm

    you plate looks wonderful! what kind of sauce did you put on your black beans? My husband and i made our own “bone suckin sauce” this weekend, could i use that with the beans?

    • Caitlin December 21, 2010, 4:45 pm

      yea that would prob be sooo delish! i need some bone sauce. i just used the sauce in the black bean can (as opposed to rinsing and draining).

  • Deirdre December 21, 2010, 2:38 pm

    I hate scrubbing down the shower/bathtub. Doing dishing doesn’t really bother me but I think I’d enjoy it more if I had a dishwasher.

  • Jaclyn December 21, 2010, 2:48 pm

    Good recipe!

    I don’t mind dishes too much actually! I really, really dislike taking the trash out – like once a week, when you ahve to compile it all in the garage and drag it to the street? Yuck. Stinky, and sticky. Luckily I don’t live at home anymore so never ahve to do it – ha!

  • Amanda (Life in bloom) December 21, 2010, 2:52 pm

    I agree about the dishes. I would rather do everything else, as long as I don’t have to deal with the dishes!

  • Charlie December 21, 2010, 3:01 pm

    I hate cleaning the dishes. I’d actually give anything for a dishwasher ;).
    Laundry is actually my favorite chore: you just start the machine :P. Folding it is unfortunately not as fun.

  • Liz December 21, 2010, 3:02 pm

    Scrubbing the bathtub and bathroom. Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaate it.

  • erica December 21, 2010, 3:02 pm

    i HATE putting laundry away! i don’t mind taking the dirty stuff and putting them in the washer, but to fold and put them away….i DETEST it.

  • Lacey @ Lake Life December 21, 2010, 3:07 pm

    Haha, I don’t think you’re getting much sympathy from those of us who don’t have dishwashers. It usually takes me about 30 minutes to do the dishes (washing and putting away) after a cooking/baking project.

    This time of year my most-hated chore is definitely shoveling snow.

  • ezzie December 21, 2010, 3:14 pm

    Mmm cornbread!~
    My most hated chore? Dishes! 🙁 We don’t have a dishwasher (!!) so when my mom asks me to do the dishes I make up a lame excuse (like “I have a cut on my finger”) to try get away from it 😛
    Oh, and folding laundry. Aghhh!

  • Rose December 21, 2010, 3:34 pm

    Hahaha. This post cracked me up. Mainly because I am the person who unloads the dishwasher constantly in this house. I would much rather do that than take out the trash – any day. I loathe trash day and avoid it like the plague.

  • Ryan M. December 21, 2010, 3:35 pm

    Ugh!!! Laundry!! Well, just the folding part…despise!

  • Michelle December 21, 2010, 3:43 pm

    I actually love emptying the dishwasher! Well, as chores go. I HATE putting away laundry. It drives my husband nuts, because he doesn’t consider laundry “done” until it is folded and put away! I’d rather just live out of the dryer 😉

  • Leanne December 21, 2010, 3:44 pm

    Putting laundry back into the drawers/closet…. its not hard but I procrastinate so much when it comes to that.

    I don’t mind folding or doing laundry, just hanging it back into my closet!

  • Krista December 21, 2010, 3:49 pm

    Vacuuming. Hands down….

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) December 21, 2010, 3:56 pm

    haha I am the opposite – I dont mind packing / unpacking the dishwasher – but I hate cleaning bathrooms!!!

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit December 21, 2010, 3:57 pm

    I hate vacuuming! Don’t mind the dishes though 🙂

  • Krista December 21, 2010, 4:01 pm

    wow, I’m pretty sure I’d rather unload the dishwasher than do ANY of those other chores you listed.


  • Kacy December 21, 2010, 4:11 pm

    I don’t mind the dishwasher but I can’t STAND vacuuming. It’s no worry though because my vacuum is broken so I just don’t do it. Yeah, that’s gross. I do force myself to borrow one once a month…

  • Kristina @ Life as Kristina December 21, 2010, 4:18 pm

    Dusting-you always miss a spot, it never ALL comes off (little fuzz balls in the corners). I would say vacuuming but I bought my new best friend, Roomba:)

    I’m still craving corn muffins…yummm

  • Katy (The Singing Runner) December 21, 2010, 4:20 pm

    I hate cleaning dishes and THEN putting them in the dishwasher. My dishwasher at my apartment SUCKS and I actually have to rinse them before putting them in. 🙁 Sort of defeats the point eh?

  • Kelly December 21, 2010, 4:20 pm

    Haha unloading the dishwasher is one of the only chores I don’t mind. I’m not a house keeping person at all I must say.

  • elaine! December 21, 2010, 4:28 pm

    I used to hate doing the dishes, but I forced myself to get over it. Right now, I absolutely loathe putting away the clean laundry. 😛 It’s getting less loathsome… slowly… over time. :/

    I think the reason I hated both those chores was because it just seemed so much like Traditional Female Slavery. But my guy helps me with the dishes occasionally. If not laundry. And I’m sure the reason he doesn’t help me with laundry is because I’m neater than he is, and he probably feels bad when my pile is neatly folded and his is a little more chaotic looking. Not that I EVER would say anything… let them be folded with wrinkles, I wouldn’t care as long as I didn’t have to do it!!!!!

    • Caitlin December 21, 2010, 4:47 pm

      Lol at traditional female slavery

    • Caitlin December 21, 2010, 4:47 pm

      Lol at traditional female slavery

  • Nikky December 21, 2010, 4:30 pm

    I’m with you… dishes for sure. I’d rather do the rest of the house a million times over than do the dishes. I guess it’s the byproduct of the kitchen being my chore growing up in a house of two adults, two teenagers, and four small children.

  • Monica December 21, 2010, 4:32 pm

    I live alone and I don’t eat very often (which is a problem in itself), so my dishwasher is never really full. Loading and unloading it doesn’t bother me.

    Vacuuming doesn’t bother me either, because I like the way the carpet looks afterward.

    What does bother me is mopping. I hate it. You have to get out the mop and the mop bucket, fill the mop bucket, mop the floor(s) (after moving things like garbage cans and rugs out of the room), and then wait for the floor(s) to dry before you can go back in the room(s). Then you have to throw out the dirty mop water, put the mop and the bucket away, and then put everything back in the room. The whole thing just takes a long time.

  • Dynamics December 21, 2010, 4:35 pm

    How about multitasking. It takes you 5 min to cook oatmeal. While the oatmeal is cooking you can empty the dishwasher. I hear you. My dishes stack up and by the time I unload the dishwasher and fill it up with the dirty dishes it is full again. I wish I could do the put in dishwasher right away routine.

  • Shauna December 21, 2010, 4:36 pm


    From an environmental standpoint. It saves money/water/energy to wash by hand. Think about it…. 🙂

    • Caitlin December 21, 2010, 4:47 pm

      ahhh but thats even worrrrrrrrrrrse!

  • Deb December 21, 2010, 4:44 pm

    Yum – beans and cornbread. One of my favorite combinations!

  • Kim December 21, 2010, 4:46 pm


  • Johanna B December 21, 2010, 4:46 pm

    Cleaning the litter box. It’s the price I pay for being owned by my cat.

  • Alayna @ Thyme Bombe December 21, 2010, 4:48 pm

    Interesting, loading and unloading the dishwasher is my most enjoyed chore! The thing I hate more than anything is scrubbing grout around tile. I hate tile, I think it’s gross. The second worse though is scrubbing the hand-wash only pots and pans, so I at least hate one aspect of dishwashing.

  • Heather December 21, 2010, 5:04 pm

    Hate, hate, hate folding and putting away laundry. But, unloading the dishwasher is right up there as well!

  • Sarah December 21, 2010, 5:13 pm

    I absolutely hate putting away clothes, and cleaning toilets. If I had to pick between the two though, I’d rather put away the clothes – it doesn’t take as long.
    The strange thing is that I love, love, LOVE ironing. Go figure.

  • Annette December 21, 2010, 5:35 pm

    MIne is ALSO taking the dishes out of the dishwasher and putting them away….so my hubby does that! 🙂

  • Alyssa December 21, 2010, 5:39 pm

    I love loading and unloading the dishwasher! It feels good to get the sink clear of dishes and crap … it’s sad I know…

    But I do hate cleaning the bathroom because it is gross, but even though I hate it I still do it because using and looking at a dirty bathroom is grosser >:(

  • Heidi - apples under my bed December 21, 2010, 6:25 pm

    hmmm, my most hated chore is probably washing dishes – we dont have a dishwasher. although sometimes it is nice – when it is cold for example, & the water is warm 🙂 I love laundry hehe. Great looking lunch!
    Heidi xo

  • Ashley December 21, 2010, 6:25 pm

    How could you prefer scrubbing the toilet TWENTY TIMES over unloading dishes once? Crazy! We can still be friends though
    : )

  • Laura (Starloz) December 21, 2010, 6:27 pm

    i’m not a house wife type, i hate that stuff with a passion.

    i’m desperate to try your cornbread

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin December 21, 2010, 6:30 pm

    I hate mowing the lawn! I’d much rather just let my lawn grow wild. 😛

  • Paige @Running Around Normal December 21, 2010, 6:31 pm

    I don’t mind the dishes, but I hate hate hate vacuuming!!

  • Maria (realfitmama) December 21, 2010, 6:33 pm

    LAUNDRY!!! I don’t mind washing it and drying it, but I hate folding it and putting it away. Somehow between my husband and two girls we always have a full hamper no matter the day of the week. I think they secretly changes their clothes multiple times a day just to make me crazy.

  • Lauren December 21, 2010, 6:35 pm

    Dishes! Mostly moving dishes when they get in the way.

  • Gigi December 21, 2010, 6:47 pm

    My most hated chore is unloading dishes from dishwasher. However, I don’t mind loading dishes or washing by hands, which is odd.

    I hate taking out the trash, it would gross me out. Also, carrying laundry from upstairs to laundry room in downstairs is one of my least favorite chores. 

  • Susan December 21, 2010, 6:52 pm

    I hate unloading the dishwasher. I also hate hand washing dishes, so either way, I end up doing something I dislike.

    The unfortunate thing is I love to cook, so I always end up doing tons of loads of dishes, even though I’m cooking just for me!

  • Anne Marie December 21, 2010, 6:53 pm

    Definitely my most hated too. HATE.

  • Kelly December 21, 2010, 7:10 pm

    Making the bed and unloading the dishwasher…hate them both. My husband and I play rock/paper/scissors to see who has to do it. I totally feel your pain!

  • D December 21, 2010, 7:14 pm

    My least favourite chore is either putting sheets on the bed, or when you’ve already suffered through loading/emptying the dishwasher but you’ve still got “special” pots/pans/mugs/etc. that can’t go in the dishwasher. Soooo pointless.

  • Julie @ Wearing Mascara December 21, 2010, 7:54 pm

    Dude, I hear you. As we speak, my sink is looking disgusting!

  • steph December 21, 2010, 8:10 pm

    DEFINITELY folding laundry & unloading the dishwasher!

  • Cynthia December 21, 2010, 8:13 pm

    I agree that the dishes are the worst! I also hate folding and putting away the laundry.

  • kristin December 21, 2010, 8:48 pm

    one of my biggest pet peeves is people who complain about having a dishwasher! although, the one year I was so fortunate to have one, my bf and I totally stank at loading/unloading it so maybe we subconsciously hated it. But I absolutely loathe washing dishes by hand and try to do everything I can to avoid it. My least favorite chore, by far, has to be cleaning out the litter box. There are so many times I wish my cat could do it himself!

  • kate December 21, 2010, 8:50 pm

    Im with you on the dishes. We dont even have a dishwasher though. So its dishes by hand and sometimes I protest for DAYS!

  • Stephanie December 21, 2010, 9:05 pm

    Folding and putting away laundry. Hate hate hate it!!

    I put cornbread on my salad yesterday too (random?) and it was soooo good – esp when it soaked up some of the balsamic vinaigrette!

  • Shelley December 21, 2010, 9:10 pm

    Oh I HATE the dishes too. Our dishwasher has actually been broken for 8 months (obviously our gun for hire property managers suck) and I’ve had to hand wash dishes. Give me the chore of unloading a dishwasher any day over that!

    I also hate ironing, which is evident in our spare room, aka the throw all the clean clothes in there and shut the door room 🙂

  • Leila December 21, 2010, 9:24 pm

    Cleaning the kitchen is the only chore I enjoy. Probably because I love to cook, so I hate trying to do that in dirty kitchen. And I don’t get distracted as easily as I do with other chore. I despise cleaning the litter box and taking out the trash though. Oh the germs and smell. Ick!

  • Ashley M. [at] (never home)maker December 21, 2010, 10:11 pm

    Hahahahahahhaha. Oh. MAN! At least you HAVE a dishwasher. My most hated chore is washing dishes. By hand. Because as a food blogger, it’s never-ending. In fact, I just finished two full sinkloads. I could scream!

  • BroccoliHut December 21, 2010, 10:38 pm

    Is it odd to say that I sometimes enjoy unloading the dishwasher? Something about organizing and putting everything in its place appeals to me.
    Cleaning the toilet is my least favorite chore.

  • Kori December 22, 2010, 12:03 am

    I don’t mind doing the dishes, but so help me God, if I never had to fold laundry again, I would be so content.

  • Sara @ OurDogBuffy December 22, 2010, 12:33 am

    Totally on the dishes–my husband does it! I don’t like it when I have to do it maybe once a week if company is coming and the sink is full and I get home first … and I really don’t like scooping the cat box once a day and vacuuming up the litter in the floor. But we take turns. Tonight was my night off and it’s a good one!

  • Coco December 22, 2010, 12:36 am

    i’ll become your personal maid! i legitimately LOVE doing laundry AND dishes–is there something wrong with me?!?

    • Caitlin December 22, 2010, 8:19 am

      you’re like my mom. she loves to do laundry.

  • Jolene ( December 22, 2010, 12:36 am

    I hate tidying (i.e. putting away all my crap). The cleaning part doesn’t bother me … it is the hanging up clothes, putting away books, etc. that makes me cringe.

  • Shannon @ Philadelphia Phitness Pharmacy December 22, 2010, 2:21 am

    I hate doing the dishes! I would much rather straighten up or do the laundry. But it’s like going to the dentist. Once I’m there washing and putting them in the dishwasher, it really isn’t so bad.

  • Wei-Wei December 22, 2010, 3:48 am

    I actually like washing the dishes, because we don’t have a dishwasher at home – we do, however, have a dish DRYER, and I don’t mind loading/unloading that either 😉 I really don’t like doing house-wide tasks though, like mopping or sweeping. So annoying.

  • Marika December 22, 2010, 4:02 am

    Hehe, I’m in the group of people who considers you lucky that you at least HAVE a dishwasher! But I actually don’t mind washing dishes; I get to zone out while still doing something productive.
    I hate vacumming and washing the floors (I’m really lazy about moving furniture and stuff out of the way so I do kind of a half-ass job :-D). Luckily my man doesn’t mind doing the floors, so it works out.

  • OrlandoPaula @ Eat, Watch, Run December 22, 2010, 8:12 am

    Cleaning the bathtub is the worst. It’s like cleaning 20 toliets at once (because of size). I’d much rather clean a small toliet bowl than the big tub.

  • Julia @ Brides Up North December 22, 2010, 8:32 am

    I hate hate hate putting petrol in the car. Luckily my lovely hubby usually takes care of it xxx

  • Amber K December 22, 2010, 1:02 pm

    Dishwasher- especially because it usually has to be run daily. (I’m definitely screwed once we have kids, because it’s only going to get worse!) I also have to remind myself constantly that it’ll only take a couple of minutes, but I still tend to put it off.

    Based on what I don’t do I guess my actual most hated chore is cleaning the kitchen and bathroom floors/toilets. I usually get my hubs to do it. 🙂

  • Amanda December 22, 2010, 6:53 pm

    I’m with you! I HATE unloading the dishwasher. Ugh. I made myself unload this morning and once I did it I thought to myself it wasn’t that bad. But just getting myself to do it! Wow.

  • Laura December 24, 2010, 2:33 pm

    Also the dishes…but I hate dealing with the dirty ones. I’d rather unload the dishes 500 times before rinsing and loading it once.

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