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What Are Your Family's Worst Chore Fails That Drive You Nuts?

Posted by on Feb. 5, 2014 at 12:01 PM
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I  read this  article I thought was funny and that a lot of us could probably relate to...

What are YOUR family's worst cleaning/chore fails that drive you nuts?

Drip Dry

The dishes in the rack have dried, but rather than putting them away in the cupboard, your beloved places freshly washed plates on top of them, wetting them all over again.

Clothes Call

Apparently the rest of your family seems to wonder why they should bother to put dirty clothes in the hamper, when the floor next to it will do just fine.

Wipe Out

It's nice when someone else wipes down the countertops—except when they just wipe around the toaster and coffee maker, and then sweep the crumbs straight onto the floor. Oh, yes, it happens.

It's a Wash

Thank you, dear family, for finally doing the laundry. Unfortunately, leaving it in the machine for a couple of days to stew defeats the purpose. Guess who gets to start that second, smelly wash?

Hang Ups

So maybe your family has figured out how to transfer that wet load into the dryer—lucky you! But the work's not done yet: Apparently your family thinks it's perfectly acceptable to use the dryer as a dresser, just pulling clothes out as they need them, rather than actually folding and putting them away

Toilet Training

Do you have that family member who pulls out a new roll of toilet paper but rather than put it in the holder, they just sit it on top of the empty roll?

Food for Thought

Putting away the groceries sounds relatively hard to mess up, but why must they push the older food to the back of the fridge to make room for the new? It's all fun and games until someone finds a rotting cucumber in the crisper.

Doggone It!

While we appreciate someone else letting the family pup outside to relieve himself in the yard, that's only part of the job. Someone needs to pick up Fido's business … it doesn't miraculously disappear

Dish It Out

It's great that someone else pitched in and brought all the glasses, mugs and plates to the dishwasher. Next time, maybe they could put them in the dishwasher, rather than just stacking them on the counter?

Trash Talk

We're all for using every bit of plastic bag, but if one keeps pushing down the trash into the can, it creates a spectacular mess when we try to pull it out of the canister.

Totally Underwhelmed

A quick lesson in vacuuming the carpet: Just doing the most-trafficked areas doesn't count—you have to get to the corners of the room and under the furniture.

 

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earthangel1967
by on Feb. 5, 2014 at 12:10 PM

It's super easy with just me and Todd. he always picks up after himself too 
BUT

 Some that made me nutsy cuckoo when the 5 kids were still at home were:

1. When the kids were younger I would sort and fold their clothes and put them in a basket and all they had  to do was put them in the  right  drawers, just take a couple of minutes.. half the time I would go check on it later while tucking them in or such and they shoved it all in a corner of the closet or under the bed. WHY is putting in drawer SO HARD!? lol

2. At one point all 5 teens were complaining about doing dishes for 7 people on their nights so asked if each person could just wash, dry and put away their own. I said sure we can try that Didn't last too long because anytime a cup or bowl or pan turned up mysteriously in sink.. NO  BODYYYYY used it!

3. The toilet paper thing.. most of the kids put it on top the old roll instead of changing or just as bad if not worse, would put it on but backwards which makes me insane and so I'd have to take it off to change it around right direction lol

4. I SWEAR I was the only person other than Todd  in a household of 7 all teens and up who would  wipe down the shower and Todd was only one to clean long hair out of drains from 4 females and thick mops from 2 guys. Gross, poor Todd.

5. We would get frustrated because we'd walk into kitchen and find the  trash  literally overflowing. We'd make them all come into kitchen to find out which crazy lazy person was the last one to put yet another overflowing item precariously balanced  on top instead of taking it out? Noboddyyyyyy ever did it! lol

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michiganmom116
by on Feb. 5, 2014 at 12:11 PM
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ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!   My family ....EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THESE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

wandep
by on Feb. 5, 2014 at 12:33 PM
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LOL

louannwilkins
by Member on Feb. 5, 2014 at 5:09 PM
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It drives me nuts when they don't put a new roll of tp on the roller.  I don't know why but it annoys me!!!!!!   LOL

MamaMandee
by Bronze Member on Feb. 5, 2014 at 7:40 PM
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My family is guilty of several of those!!
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earthangel1967
by on Feb. 5, 2014 at 8:50 PM

 lol poor you!!! hugs HAHA

Quoting michiganmom116:

ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!   My family ....EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THESE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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earthangel1967
by on Feb. 5, 2014 at 8:52 PM

 I know right?! It only takes a minute, sheesh.. I also hate when someone puts  it on to unroll the wrong direction .. that makes me crazy and I have to switch it around haha I know it shouldnt matter which direction but it does to me for some reason haha

Quoting louannwilkins:

It drives me nuts when they don't put a new roll of tp on the roller.  I don't know why but it annoys me!!!!!!   LOL

 

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earthangel1967
by on Feb. 5, 2014 at 8:53 PM

 Which one do you hate the most? : )

Quoting MamaMandee: My family is guilty of several of those!!

 

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MamaMandee
by Bronze Member on Feb. 5, 2014 at 9:12 PM
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Laundry & trash next to but not in.

Quoting earthangel1967:

 Which one do you hate the most? : )


Quoting MamaMandee: My family is guilty of several of those!!

 

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celestegood
by Bronze Member on Feb. 5, 2014 at 9:21 PM
My family is guilty of many of these.
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