I was gone most of yesterday so didn't really have much time for a post. So, instead I have two questions for you. Because I'm curious. Because I'm always looking for a better way to do something. Because I need something to blog about. So, my friends:
What is your favorite household chore? What do you love to do most of all, or at least it rates right up there. By the way, don't you dislike the word chore? It makes homemaking seem like a, well.....a chore.
What is your least favorite household chore? What do you dread doing or drag your feet at doing, or would gladly pay someone else to do?
How do you motivate yourself to do your least favorite chore? (O.k., I lied......there are three questions.) Do you do that chore first, last, or perhaps reward yourself with a treat afterwards? What do you do? (I know, I lied again...more questions.)
I hope you have better luck with these questions than I am. The thing is, I like the result of the chore. I love having my bathrooms sparkling clean, so cleaning them is a necessary part of that. So, in a way, I don't really mind doing it.
But, I have to admit that I am not crazy about sorting clothes before I do laundry. It's so silly because it's so easy to do. In fact, I even have colored baskets that make sorting them into whites, colors, etc. much easier. Still.......I can easily put off doing that. Hence, sometimes my laundry room becomes a Mt. Never-Rest of mounds of laundry.
Yes, I know all about buying a laundry sorter. I know all about how easy it would be to teach my family to sort it themselves by tossing their things in the divided laundry sorter, or even colored bags. But knowing and doing.....sigh......
My favorite household chore? Hmmmmmm....does eating chocolate count? Well, this is my blog and I say it counts. But to be fair, I suppose the thing I always gravitate to first is cleaning my kitchen. I love a clean kitchen. Even more than a clean bathroom (although it's close). I could happily spend forever cleaning my kitchen.
I love the clean uncluttered countertops. I love the shiny tiles. I love the empty sink that smiles at me. I love the sheer expanse of countertop with nothing cluttering it - but I guess I said that already. It's not because I can practically see myself in the shiny tile......I mean, really, do I really need to see that first thing in the morning?
It's just that I love walking into a clean kitchen. Every time.
I am still working on making my home sing! How are you all doing with that this week? Remember I said we were going to encourage one another along the way! What a joy to make a home for those we love, or for ourselves if we're single. What a blessing to make a haven of rest after a long, weary day.