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Which house chore relaxes you?

Asked by adri027 (1415points) January 6th, 2009 from iPhone

I find myself to be really relaxed when I’m washing dishes. What about you?

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dlm812's avatar

Vacuuming. Although, given the chance between house and barn chorse, I always chose barn because that is way more relaxing for me than being in the house.

autumn43's avatar

I love to fold the laundry while watching TV. And since the laundry is never done – I get to relax a lot, I guess!

EmpressPixie's avatar

Cleaning the kitchen at my boyfriend’s house. His kitchen is better designed than mine, so I just get a deeper peaceful state in it.

GAMBIT's avatar

Taking out the trash.

cdwccrn's avatar

When I am very stressed or distressed, organizing relaxes me. Like sorting through toys in a child’s room. It’s one place I can control for a little while when life spirals out of control. g

Les's avatar

Everything that is not the thing that needs to be done. Let me give you an example:

Me: Ok, Brain, we need to sit down and write this research proposal, now!
My Brain: But Les, your socks are not color coordinated. Fix that first.
Me: Fine, Brain, but then after that, time to work.
Arrange Socks
Me: Time to work.
Brain: I believe your floors need to be scrubbed. By hand. Why don’t you do that first?
Me: (meekly) Fine.

cdwccrn's avatar

Poor Les….

Aethelwine's avatar

Shoveling snow. The fresh air and exercise relaxes me. Though my husband worries the neighbors might think that he “makes” me do it, I look forward to it.

loser's avatar

I like dusting. I’ll listen to music, talk to myself, maybe have a beer. I make a party out of it.

rossi_bear's avatar

dishes is mine. love to clean the dishes. and then have soft hands afterwards.

dynamicduo's avatar

Laundry, hands down. Not only is the act of folding relaxing, knowing that all my clothes are washed and ready to go is also a great feeling and relaxing too.

mrdh's avatar

Laundry. I love the smell of clean clothes.

LKidKyle1985's avatar

A better question is, which chore is the least irritating for me to do. I would say sweeping is pretty nice.

jca's avatar

i like laundry, i like organizing, and i like polishing silver.

Knotmyday's avatar

This is going to sound odd, but I love vacuuming. I like to sing while I do it…and I love the way the floor looks when I’m done. I even like vacuuming the couch, and the window sills, and the baseboards…
There’s something calming about a clean house.

forestGeek's avatar

Raking leaves or sweeping outside are really the only chores that I can somewhat enjoy. I get fresh air and actually feel like I’m getting exercise.

janbb's avatar

Dusting and folding laundry.

cookieman's avatar

Anything inside the house. I live mopping, dusting, organizing – and my favorite, Windexing and using the Magic Eraser.

I am SO annoyed that I don’t have the time to house clean anymore. My wife does it now that I work so much. She hates it and it shows.

Conversely, I dispise yard work. If I could pave my lawn, I would.

EmpressPixie's avatar

OMG. The Magic Eraser! I love it! It makes cleaning the walls SO EASY. And there’s kind of a strange satisfaction in erasing all the crayon so that I can start over.

Crayola’s washable crayons wash off the wall so easily there is no reason not play with them. Using the Magic Eraser, they come off quite easily a year later.

babiturtle36's avatar

Cleaning the bathroom, dusting, changing the sheets on the bed.

susanc's avatar

Sorting, organizing and, best of all, discarding.

@cprevite, as usual I agree with you. I like raising flowers – particularly, as previously noted, opium poppies. But not grass. After many annoyed years, I DID “pave” my yard by putting down groundcloth and then spreading it with 2 inches of clean gravel. It looks kinda like a Parisian park. I put some curvy little metal chairs and tables out there to enhance the feel.
I need a supercilious waiter in a long white apron, and an accordion player. Please advise.

jbfletcherfan's avatar

I don’t mind doing dishes, because the kitchen looks all neat & clean when I’m done, but my most RELAXING chore is ironing. I LOVE to iron.

Bri_L's avatar

Folding the laundry no question!!!

Supergirl's avatar

Vacuuming and carpet cleaning because you can really see a difference, and everything just feels cleaner.

jrpowell's avatar

Mopping. It is like the status bar on a computer. “You are 54% done with mopping this floor”.

Emilyy's avatar

Oh my gawd, ALL OF THEM! I kind of hate cleaning, but once I get into a groove, I scrub all my troubles away!

omfgTALIjustIMDu's avatar


I love when the dogs see/hear the vacuum and try to pounce on it then quickly run away then pounce then run away then pounce then….so cute.

cookieman's avatar

@johnpowel: Lurve for computer analogy. LOL.

augustlan's avatar

I pretty much hate all house work. The only one I find any pleasure in at all is ironing, which I do about twice a year. I much prefer to make a mess than clean one up!

Trustinglife's avatar

I’m having a hard time relating to y’all. I dislike pretty much everything mentioned.

However, babirurtle36 reminded me: I do enjoy making the bed every morning. It relaxes me.

Unmade bed: stress.
Made bed: peace.

rowenaz's avatar

None. That’s why they are called chores.

airairariel's avatar

if you guys wanna come out to my house and give it a spiffy-up feel free haha
i despise all chores. especially laundry, vacuuming and dishes.

JellyB's avatar

Um, none. I try to get them all done as quickly as possible on Saturday mornings. If i can get up early and have the house clean before 10am, that’s a bonus. :)

rowenaz's avatar

I asked this question aloud and my husband said,
“Watching you clean.”

Strauss's avatar

Anything outside, any season. Gardening, raking the lawn, and yes shoveling snow.

hungryhungryhortence's avatar

Laundry because it keeps me on top of sorting out and getting rid of things not worn much anymore and things worn out.

Ron_C's avatar

This may sound gay but I like to listen to ABBA and dust. Don’t tell anyone.

zenele's avatar

Doing the dishes is therapeutic.

Aesthetic_Mess's avatar

Organizing my room in different ways

Strauss's avatar

Recliner testing!

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