no one likes doing the dishes. especially when the dishwasher takes two hours to run a cycle and there’s still a pile of dishes in the sink. folding laundry is annoying. ok, pairing socks is annoying, sitting in a pile of warm towels is absolutely lovely. vacuuming kicks up allergens and mopping can be messy.
it’s no lie that chores are a sore subject around here. i think our schedules can mostly be to blame. adam leaves for work when it’s still dark and my job doesnt start until late afternoon. because of this it has been argued that i should do more chores because i have more time. also because of this i have taken to cleaning the house weekly. lately it’s been so overwhelming because i do do a lot of the cleaning and laundry even though it takes two to make messes and generate dirty clothes.
i understand living with your other isn’t easy. although we have lived together for over six months, we are still figuring each other’s habits out. part of me doesn’t understand how you can own a house and still have the same housing mentality you had in college and another part of me gets so overwhelmed with constantly having the chore conversation that i don’t want to do anything about the mess. to top it all off my biggest gripe is trash day. i don’t understand how is is so hard to remember the trash goes out on the same day every week for the rest of ever. so in an effort to alleviate all the stress of who needs to do what i made a chore chart. (this is the first time in my life i’ve ever had one. i’ll be 25 in may btw).
hopefully this will get us both on track with what needs to be done and who should do it. i do believe that we should share chores equally because we both contribute to how clean or messy our house stays, no matter who has more time or makes more money. as long as its written down and we alternate duties i think we will be well on our way to establishing a happy home.
do you and your other/roommate have a certain way of taking care of household duties?