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things I am super lazy about…

things i am super lazy about

things i am super lazy about

I would consider myself a pretty hard-working person. I’m super Type A and when I want to get things done, they get done. But I have to be honest about something. There are some very simple, everyday things that I am SO lazy about….

1. Unloading the dishwasher – I have no problem loading it and getting the dirty dishes in there, but I dread unloading it…remembering where everything goes, hoping I don’t fill up a cabinet too much and it comes crashing down to the ground (yes, that has happened to me before).

2. Folding laundry – I used to work at Gap in high school and was terrible at folding the clothes exactly back to how they should be (even with that handy folding tool). Maybe it’s my memories of failing at folding the perfect white tee, but there is something so meticulous about folding that doesn’t work with my brain for some reason. If it were up to me, I could put away all my clothes in drawers in small bunches or piles.

3. Taking a shower – Now before you think I am totally gross, I do like the feeling of being freshly showered. I like being clean. But I don’t like the process of having to take a shower – getting undressed, showering, and getting dressed and ready again. I’d like for it to all just happen for me somehow. Can someone invent an app for that?

4. Filling up my gas tank – My husband knows that I am the worst at this. When that light flashes in my car telling me “Hey, just a heads up, you have about 45 miles left before you’re out of gas”. I look at it, smile, and go on with my day. It’s not until that number goes down to 15…10…5 miles left and the line is right about to touch the "E" that I begrudgingly go to the gas station.

5. Updating software & backing up my computer – Whenever my computer tells me it has an update, I push it off until “tomorrow” and then it ends up being weeks and months that apps or software are out of date and then usually my computer decides to retaliate and crash or freeze forcing me to restart and catch-up on the 39 updates it’s been asking for.

Do you guys think I am crazy? It’s kind of nice to be totally honest about these things. Share your #RefreshinglyHonest confessions with me, too!

*This post is brought to you in partnership with Honest Tea. All words are my own.

63 comments

  1. Omigosh. Why do I relate to each one so perfectly. I think it’s because it’s such a repetitive process – time consuming , always the same outcome, and straight up boring. Lol

  2. Phew…you’re not perfect! Seriously, it’s great to write a post like this to bring a dose of reality and humility to the blog world. I’m lazy about the EXACT same things, so reading this made me feel SO good. Cheers.

  3. Love this! I’m on the crazy train with you then.
    Folding clothes (mine or my girls). They
    Showering I don’t mind – washing my hair, but especially “doing my hair” (and I only do it one or times a week at that).
    Dusting – it’s a bad situation 😐

  4. I worked at the Gap too! And can relate to 2-5. The only reason I don’t relate to 1 is because we don’t have a dishwasher. hahaha!

  5. Ha, don’t even get me started on unloading the clean dishes. It’s an ordeal trying to fill it with a toddler that wants to “unload” the dirty dishes I just put in :/ Ayah…

  6. Haha I can totally relate! I am really lazy at doing laundry and let it pile way high before I begrudgingly do it. Same goes for taking out the trash…

  7. This is the exact list I would say I’m lazy about too! Must be something about being a type A personality. Only for me I hate unloading the drain board (no dishwasher) and love showers but am lazy about the days I wash my hair b/c it’s so much more of a production. Too funny.

  8. thats hilarious. I actually hate loading the dishwasher, but I don’t mind putting it all away. And the same with laundry- HATE doing it, but folding is no problem. I really really hate dirty things I guess- I refuse to take out the trash too. My husband does it and he travels a lot so when he comes home its so baddddd… whoops!

  9. I can truly relate to every.single.one. I feel like i wrote this. lol except the dishwasher. I took mine out a few years back thinking I’d upgrade and just been too lazy to get one.

  10. You had me at Updates!!!!!! I a a Dish hoarder who won’t put my Treasures in the dishwasher so I wash them all by hand. A Sink Spa if you will. So I guess you could say I am bad at unloading the Dish Rack!! ?

  11. Yes, to putting away the dishes and how about putting away laundry?? I’m fine washing it, folding it, but putting it away for some reason is torture to me!!

  12. I definitely relate to the dishes and laundry! I love to cook but I hate household chores! I also relate to the gas one! Every time I go get gas, I fill it ALL the way up so I can put off going back to the gas station for as long as possible. LOL
    Keshia
    http://www.queenlifeblog.com

  13. YES. All of these things are awful! I avoid all of them as long as humanly possible. I have restarted the dryer four times today to you know, fluff it.

  14. I usually don’t comment but this post was the best! If I showed this list to my husband-he would’ve thought I wrote it-especially the shower bit ? between having the same anniversary and half-Korean kiddos, I swear you are my spirit doppelgänger, Joy!

  15. I totally feel you with the showering and computer updates! I always work in my pj’s in the morning and get a shower in early afternoon. Who wants to be freezing cold and wet first thing in the morning? I have also instructed my computer not to harass me about updates…it’ll happen when it happens, lol!

  16. I love this list and can totally relate to all but one item – Gas. When I moved to California almost a decade ago from NYC, my co-worker gave me lots of advice on acclimating to the Bay Area and my new job, etc. but she said, “I always tell this to people who are just moving to California: Never let your gas tank go below the quarter mark because if there’s an earthquake or the electricity goes out, you won’t be able to fill up with gas in the event you have to get across town or leave the area. (A lesson she learned during the 1989 e/q.)

  17. OMG – I worked at the Gap in high school too and I still HATE folding clothes. I think I’m permanently scarred… but I will say, I still fold jeans and shirts the same way I learned while at the Gap. I also hate changing sheets because I used to be a housekeeper at a bed and breakfast.

  18. OMG – I worked at the Gap in high school too and I still HATE folding clothes. I think I’m permanently scarred… but I will say, I still fold jeans and shirts the same way I learned while at the Gap. I also hate changing sheets because I used to be a housekeeper at a bed and breakfast.

  19. OMG – I worked at the Gap in high school too and I still HATE folding clothes. I think I’m permanently scarred… but I will say, I still fold jeans and shirts the same way I learned while at the Gap. I also hate changing sheets because I used to be a housekeeper at a bed and breakfast.

  20. OMG – I worked at the Gap in high school too and I still HATE folding clothes. I think I’m permanently scarred… but I will say, I still fold jeans and shirts the same way I learned while at the Gap. I also hate changing sheets because I used to be a housekeeper at a bed and breakfast.

  21. OMG – I worked at the Gap in high school too and I still HATE folding clothes. I think I’m permanently scarred… but I will say, I still fold jeans and shirts the same way I learned while at the Gap. I also hate changing sheets because I used to be a housekeeper at a bed and breakfast.

  22. OMG – I worked at the Gap in high school too and I still HATE folding clothes. I think I’m permanently scarred… but I will say, I still fold jeans and shirts the same way I learned while at the Gap. I also hate changing sheets because I used to be a housekeeper at a bed and breakfast.

  23. OMG – I worked at the Gap in high school too and I still HATE folding clothes. I think I’m permanently scarred… but I will say, I still fold jeans and shirts the same way I learned while at the Gap. I also hate changing sheets because I used to be a housekeeper at a bed and breakfast.

  24. OMG – I worked at the Gap in high school too and I still HATE folding clothes. I think I’m permanently scarred… but I will say, I still fold jeans and shirts the same way I learned while at the Gap. I also hate changing sheets because I used to be a housekeeper at a bed and breakfast.

  25. OMG – I worked at the Gap in high school too and I still HATE folding clothes. I think I’m permanently scarred… but I will say, I still fold jeans and shirts the same way I learned while at the Gap. I also hate changing sheets because I used to be a housekeeper at a bed and breakfast.

  26. OMG – I worked at the Gap in high school too and I still HATE folding clothes. I think I’m permanently scarred… but I will say, I still fold jeans and shirts the same way I learned while at the Gap. I also hate changing sheets because I used to be a housekeeper at a bed and breakfast.

  27. Omg so glad that I’m not alone about being so lazy getting shower! I like the smell of my body shower, it’s refreshing. But the process as you described, I can totally relate, haha.
    xoxo,
    Jane

  28. Haha, I’m totally on board with you! Especially the showering – I guess it feels like the cleanliness never lasts long enough 😛

  29. Hah! I hate *loading* the dishwasher! I only like putting in the tiny soap pouch and pressing “start” I would rather wash dishes by hand–I hate figuring out how to fit everything neatly and efficiently into the machine–I guess I’m not good at puzzles?
    I hate folding clothes too, clothes are not meant to be folded :P! Especially at jobs when I’ve been asked to fold slouchy, pom-pom dotted, amorphous slabs of blanket sweaters–sometimes they don’t even work on most hangers they’re so heavy and slip-and slide-y!

  30. Don’t burst my perfect image of you without warning! LOL Actually, this makes you even more perfect because you’re like all the rest of us. I once asked my (then high school senior) #1 son if he had any complaints…things I could work on to be a better mom …he thought a few minutes and said “You’re not good with the laundry”…I said “That’s it?” Yep – e said”your’e pretty good with everything else”…sounded like “you’re perfect” to me 🙂 I informed him at that close to perfection I wasn’t changing a thing.

  31. Well that would be my list too! What is it that this is true for so many of us? Interesting………………

  32. Same here with the showering and data backup.
    It took a scare where I lost all my photos, including those of my late bird, to have me regularly backup data. Thankfully, one of my friends taught me how to use a data recovery program to get the ones of my bird back.
    Folding is more enjoyable for me now with the whole Konmari method. I’m not into “destashing items which don’t bring me joy” but the folding really helps me with organization and makes it seem like a game.

  33. Guilty as charged: I am totally with you on the shower thing. I mean, it takes away such precious time for doing other things like housework and working on my freelance/website. I think it’s a reflection on how I should perhaps take more care of myself and start to be selfish just a weeeeeee little!

  34. I’m totally with you. Sounds gross to say but I really hate showering. My husbands thinks its pretty gross. Thank goodness for dry shampoos!

  35. It’s great to see the ‘behind-the-scenes’ of outwardly put-together people. I also hate unloading the dishwasher (which my husband usually does without complaint) and cleaning my master bathroom. The other bathrooms are always clean, and I love ours to be too, but taking a billion beauty products (love me some Birchbox!) off my very long counter is so annoying.

  36. haha – is it bad that I could relate to every sigle one of these?? I am especially guilty of not updating software or backing up my work on my computer. It is such a bad trait and I should know better since I have been burned by not backing up in the past, but for some reason the idea of updating and rebooting seems so daunting (first world problems, right?).
    I love that you shared these faults. It’s so reassuring that a successful blogger like you can admit that sometimes, a shower is just too much effort.
    Rachel
    http://rachelinflight.com

  37. My list is the same as yours . . .but I’ll add making a bed from scratch. I mean, I love clean, crisp, freshly washed sheets, but having to put the sheets on the bed.

  38. I am thinking this has to do with creative people who like to get things done. We probably hate the mundane tasks! I feel exactly the same about all of them. My husband cannot stand it when I try to explain, lol, but I could be using that time to create something new!!

  39. I am exactly the same. I would rather dig through the clean clothes in the basket then fold them. Same goes for the dishwasher. I will pull out the one thing I need before I will unload it. I guess type A creative types are similar in that way.

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