I am a horrible housekeeper. I hate housework and do as little as possible required to keep the home to an acceptable standard, and my family in clean and appropriate clothes for the season or occasion. Three jobs I really hate are ironing clothes, vacuuming, and doing dishes. I've spent a lot of money on vacuums and very little and both have done the same relatively "sucky" job with mediocre results. Part of it is pup, and his hair that is really fine, but everywhere and it doesn't pick up well, and when it does, the filter is clogged immediately. Part of it is the bag, band, filter replacement that seems never ending. I thought I solved the bag issue with a bagless, but the filter seems to clog faster on the bagless than the old bg varieties. I also hate moving furniture and moving it back. I do not vacuum often enough becasue of these annoyances.
|He'd like the job of pre-washing the dishes.|
Ironing just seems pointless to me, most of the time. I intentionally buy clothes that are wash and wear, and if I get them out of the dryer while still slightly damp, I can hang up those that do wrinkle and ward off the creases. I had a really pricey iron that was a wedding fit and I used it diligently when DH wore a suit and tie every day-and I hated every bit of it. Over time, I let the water build up, and overheated, and eventually that iron ran it's course and I replaced with a cheaper model that I still have, and use sparingly. On the cruise however both DH and DS had dress shirts and suit coats that needed touching up. The staff provided this incredible iron that not only heated up instantaneously, the steamer actually worked as a steamer should. Dare I might say, I might have enjoyed ironing a bit? Even MIL commented about how nice the guys shirts traveled! I didn't even notice the make and model, but what a wonder a good appliance is.
My question to all of you, what do you use for each of these dreaded chores? Do you have recommendations to me and others the next time a replacement is needed? I'm looking forward to your thoughts, with appliance envy.