11 Chores You Wish Your Family Would Master
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Routine Rants1 of 12
By Naomi Chrisoulakis
As the old saw goes, "If you want something done right, then you have to do it yourself." And never is that more true than when it comes to household chores. Whether it's your kids' inability to transfer clothes from the washing machine to the dryer, or your partner's mental block against putting the toilet paper on the holder, here are 11 ways family members fail at the domestic arts. Feel free to share this on Facebook as a not-too-subtle hint to certain guilty parties.
Drip Dry2 of 12
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 Call3 of 12
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 Out4 of 12
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 Wash5 of 12
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 Ups6 of 12
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 Training7 of 12
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 Thought8 of 12
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!9 of 12
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 Out10 of 12
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 Talk11 of 12
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 Underwhelmed12 of 12
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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