Chores. I hated the very mention of the word as a kid. You'd think someone could have come up with a better name than chore for those daily and weekly household duties. The word itself just sounds unpleasant. (Would a chore by any other name be as bad?) Granted, while the prospect of chores doesn't bum me out now quite to the extent it did as a kid (although it's still fair to assume I'm in a foul mood if you find me scrubbing the tub, so beware), what really puts me over the edge is when all my hard work doesn't pay off...Soap scum? Still there. The pillow you washed? Totally shredded. The made-up bed? A total mess underneath the covers. So how do we do these things, and do them right? Well, 36 tutorials from all across the Apartment Therapy network are here to help you answer that.
Final note: As mentioned, I'm not a fan of cleaning, but I do love it when my home is neat and clean. Thus, to encourage more enthusiasm and good feelings, I'm interested in reading Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping House. It looks like a be-all-end-all guide to housekeeping, perhaps way over the top for some people but also an amazing reference guide. Anyone have this book?