The Top 5 Most Hated Household Chores

The Top 5 Most Hated Household Chores

Everyone has that one chore that they just can’t stand. If you hate dusting, don’t worry you aren’t alone! The trouble is that avoiding these necessary tasks can have a negative impact on the overall condition of your living space or office. At Lemonade Maids, we won’t judge you for dusty surfaces or dirty counters — we want to help you clean them!

We have put together a list of the most disliked household chores around, what makes them important and how you can skip spending your spare time on chores. So, what are some of the worst chores to do on your own?

Cleaning Bathrooms: It is no surprise that cleaning the bathroom is the most commonly hated chore out there. No one wants to get down on their hands and knees to clean the toilet and surrounding area, or pull a muscle trying to scrub toothpaste or soap residue off of glass. Bathrooms are one of the most high traffic areas of a home or commercial space and it is important to keep these areas clean. Not cleaning out a shower regularly doesn’t just mean bad visuals, it can lead to serious issues like clogged pipes and drains.

Cleaning Appliances: Stovetop, Oven & Fridge: No one likes washing the dishes after a big meal. Luckily, many homes and even office kitchens come equipped with a dishwasher. You can toss dirty dishes, pots and pans into a machine but what about the appliances around your kitchen? Splashing oil, leaking packages and even overflowing water can leave serious stains on stovetops and a bit of soapy water isn’t enough to get rid of them. Instead of collecting expensive cleaning supplies and trying to put them to use, let an expert supply specialized cleaners designed to cut grease and remove stains without damaging finishes.

Dusting: Getting rid of dust is one of those chores that feels never-ending. As soon as you finish wiping down surfaces little bits and pieces of debris find their way right back again. Dust isn’t just one material but is made up of tons of unpleasant items like skin cells, dirt, debris, pollen/allergens and even dust mite excrement. This is all stuff that you just don’t want hanging around! One of the main reasons that dusting is such a pain is that you have to remove everything from a shelf, wiping down not only surfaces but the objects themselves before putting them back. This takes time and there is always a risk that something will get broken. Dusting is tedious, time consuming and overall boring but Lemonade Maids have the right tools and techniques for efficient and thorough dusting.

Sweeping & Vacuuming: Keeping floors clean and free of dust, hair and debris is incredibly repetitive — no wonder people get sick of it! There is nothing worse than spending your morning sweeping floors only to let the dog back in, spreading hair all over. A thorough cleaning also means having to move furniture, switch attachments and crawl under problem areas to get rid of unwanted items. Robot vacuums are becoming more and more popular but these aren’t designed to reach into tough spots. If there is a buildup of hair in a corner, it won’t take long for it to get blown into the middle of the floor again.

Mopping: In a rainy or snowy climate flooring is often at the mercy of dirty boots. Mopping is key to getting rid of stains and keeping flooring in good condition but it isn’t as simple as just spraying some cleaner and running a mop over floors. Proper mopping means having to sweep/vacuum flooring first, making it a multi-step process. In addition to that, a quick scrubbing motion will just push dirt and debris into corners where it is even harder to remove. Using the wrong cleaner can strip away coatings or finishes while the wrong tools can cause scratches to wood. As if this wasn’t bad enough, it can be a serious slip and fall hazard.

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If you are struggling to keep up with a busy household or just want professional results without any of the effort, look no further than your local Lemonade Maids. Professional cleaners offer tons of service options ranging from single service call-outs, routine cleaning programs, deep cleans and more. With options for residential and commercial cleaning services, you never have to scrub another toilet or dust another mantle!

The Top 5 Most Hated Household Chores

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