Culture The Tasks You Loathe The Most  

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List Rules Vote up your most hated household chores.

Chores. Niceties. Tasks: those nasty and/or tedious things we have to do in life to pretend to be civilized. They are the things that separate us from animals. We hate them all,  but which are the worst? You know, the chores that you face with the enthusiasm of a firing squad. These are the most loathsome tasks and chores in our everyday lives. Vote up your least favorites, and, as always, add any you see missing.

When it comes to cleaning up after your pets, you'd be hard pressed to find a single person who would enjoy doing this task. Pets are awesome to have, but can be a gargantuan pain to take care of. It is simple tasks like this that make you loathe things that you should love. Other everyday tasks that are awful include cleaning the shower, unclogging the toilet and even going to the DMV, which no one loves doing, even its employees. The common hatred of these every day tasks is what can unite people from all walks of life.

Let's all revel in our hate. Together.

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484 157
Unclogging the Toilet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Tasks You Loathe The Most
Unclogging the Toilet So. Gross.

2
444 186
Cleaning the Toilet is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Tasks You Loathe The Most
Cleaning the Toilet

How does stuff get up under the rim like that?

3
418 174
Unclogging the Drain is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Tasks You Loathe The Most
Unclogging the Drain Enough hair to re-hair Picard.

4
473 142
Picking Up Dog Poo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Tasks You Loathe The Most
Picking Up Dog Poo

A micro-thin layer of plastic between your hand and s**t.

5
338 184
Changing Diapers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Tasks You Loathe The Most
Changing Diapers Because what's in that diaper should not look like that.

6
377 158
Going to the DMV is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Tasks You Loathe The Most
Going to the DMV The thrill of spending hours waiting to find out you didn't fill out the right form.

7
399 153
Cleaning the Cat's Litter Box is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Tasks You Loathe The Most
Cleaning the Cat's Litter Box Fresh scent. Right.

8
378 126
Crawling Under the House for A... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Tasks You Loathe The Most
Crawling Under the House for Any Reason Because spiders, that's why.

9
358 171
Scrubbing the Shower/Tub is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Tasks You Loathe The Most
Scrubbing the Shower/Tub The scrubbing bubbles may be cute, but they sure as hell are lazy.

10
378 125
Paying Bills is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Tasks You Loathe The Most
Buster McDermott added Paying Bills

Bye, money!

11
400 197
Washing Dishes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Tasks You Loathe The Most
carlybobarly added Washing Dishes Chiseling dried food into scalding hot water... several times a day, every day, forever

12
369 215
Putting Away Laundry is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Tasks You Loathe The Most
LaurieM added Putting Away Laundry No problem washing, even folding, but it's that last step that seems insurmountable. Plus, my cat looks so comfortable on the piles.

13
271 106
Doing Your Taxes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Tasks You Loathe The Most
Elise Hennigan added Doing Your Taxes

Math is great!

14
275 167
Cleaning the Stove is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Tasks You Loathe The Most
ChloeFletcher added Cleaning the Stove

Did you even know it was possible?

15
196 53
Talking to Salesmen at the Doo... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Tasks You Loathe The Most
looksharp added Talking to Salesmen at the Door

Leave me alone, I'm binge watching.

16
183 66
Calling Tech Support is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Tasks You Loathe The Most
Calling Tech Support

Kill me now.

17
217 180
Going to a Car Dealership is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Tasks You Loathe The Most
Going to a Car Dealership Everything they tell you is a lie.

18
319 254
Exercising is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Tasks You Loathe The Most
Exercising

Tomorrow I swear I'll go to the gym tomorrow.

19
172 49
Moving is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Tasks You Loathe The Most
arun added Moving

So many boxes.

20
278 180
Shaving is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Tasks You Loathe The Most
Clark Benson added Shaving

It grows back so fast.

21
219 148
Cleaning Out the Garage/Attic is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Tasks You Loathe The Most
Cleaning Out the Garage/Attic You need an archeologist for this one.

22
244 166
Shoveling Snow is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Tasks You Loathe The Most
Shoveling Snow Snow down your shirt and up your sleeves, plus an aching back.

23
244 142
Weeding is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Tasks You Loathe The Most
Weeding Admit it, sometimes you just pull the leaves and stems off.

24
202 129
Cleaning Out the Gutters is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Tasks You Loathe The Most
Cleaning Out the Gutters Did you know leaves turn to compost when you leave them up there too long? I do. Now.

25
222 157
Taking Down Christmas Lights is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Tasks You Loathe The Most
Taking Down Christmas Lights The ladder is all the way in the garage.

26
140 92
Ironing is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Tasks You Loathe The Most
Ironing

When will wrinkled shirts finally be hip?

27
136 99
Dusting is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Tasks You Loathe The Most
AndreaPoole-Presslor added Dusting

Because dust is way better when it's in the air.

28
193 163
Jury Duty is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Tasks You Loathe The Most
Jury Duty

Twelve hours sitting in a crowded room for the chance to spend a week sitting in a crowded room.

29
162 126
Picking Up an Unused Room is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Tasks You Loathe The Most
kaylive added Picking Up an Unused Room

Did a tornado come though here?

30
71 48
Mopping is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Tasks You Loathe The Most
ChloeFletcher added Mopping

Pushing around dirty water is technically "cleaning," right?

31
191 159
Raking Leaves is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Tasks You Loathe The Most
Raking Leaves And then more just fall.

32
206 162
Mowing the Lawn is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Tasks You Loathe The Most
Mowing the Lawn

What better way to spend a nice afternoon in the sun? (Hint: Basically any other way.)

33
153 169
Emptying the Dishwasher is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Tasks You Loathe The Most
Emptying the Dishwasher

I'll just take out forks as needed, thanks.

34
196 156
Writing Thank Yous is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Tasks You Loathe The Most
Writing Thank Yous Hand cramping. So tired of writing same words over and over and over.

35
197 209
Taking Out the Trash is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Tasks You Loathe The Most
Taking Out the Trash

Two words: garbage water.

36
97 90
Washing Windows is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Tasks You Loathe The Most
AndreaPoole-Presslor added Washing Windows

Time to call in the professionals.

37
164 148
Study is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Tasks You Loathe The Most

Learning is overrated.

38
118 105
Vacuuming is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Tasks You Loathe The Most
AndreaPoole-Presslor added Vacuuming

So heavy.

39
77 83
Removing Cobwebs is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Tasks You Loathe The Most
Coolza added Removing Cobwebs Spider where are you? Eeeeeeeek!!!

40
137 195
Going to the Post Office is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Tasks You Loathe The Most
Going to the Post Office Why do the 25 people in front of you all have 40 packages each?

41
78 100
Swatting Flies is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Tasks You Loathe The Most
Swatting Flies

Even if you're successful, now you're just staring at a pile of dead flies.

42
59 65
Puting Away Groceries is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Tasks You Loathe The Most
ChloeFletcher added Puting Away Groceries

How long will it take for everything to spoil if I just leave them in the bags?

43
96 110
Going to the Grocery is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Tasks You Loathe The Most
Going to the Grocery

Why is delivery so expensive?!

44
119 158
Replacing Dead Smoke Alarms is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Tasks You Loathe The Most
Replacing Dead Smoke Alarms So much easier to just pull them off the wall to end their relentless dying beeps.

45
12 6
Fold Laundry is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Tasks You Loathe The Most
BHinz added Fold Laundry