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Open House: How Do You Pass the Time While Cleaning?

Unless I'm in the mood to clean — hey, it happens sometimes! — I have to keep myself entertained while scrubbing the tub or sweeping the floor, lest I get bored and move on to something else. Sometimes I'll turn on some trashy TV, but I can't really do that when I'm cleaning the bathroom. So tell me: how do you pass the time when you're doing your household chores?

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tigeratrat tigeratrat 7 years
Music is good but what really makes time and cleaning go fast is: National Public Radio. On Saturday mornings they have awesome programs, I don't even notice what I'm doing. Especially Car Talk, those guys are nuts! :-)
The-City-Girl The-City-Girl 7 years
Harmony France, I LOVE the Harry Potter books on tape! Jim Dale just charms the socks off me, hehe. I listen to the all the time: when it's stressful at work and I need to tune things out, when I'm on the plane, when I can't go to sleep (it's like storytime!), and yes, when cleaning! :-)
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 7 years
Usually Harry Potter books on tape...totally cute and you get lost in the story and get a lot done. If not, I'll listen to peppy music from the 80s. I love the "cocktails and cleaning" idea!
witchbaby witchbaby 7 years
usually if there is a tv in the room I'll make a tv dvd marathon of whatever show I'm in the mood for. I was cleaning like crazy the other day to an Avatar marathon. other times its usually an Office marathon :) If I'm in the bathroom I use my FM transmitter to the radio speakers and blast some music while I clean everything in there.
esmerb esmerb 7 years
Music! =D
nancita nancita 7 years
If I'm cleaning in the bathroom, I love to listen to audiobooks. It totally distracts me, more so than music does. If I'm sweeping or something, I sometimes talk on the phone.
Bebett Bebett 7 years
I watch TV while folding and ironing newly laundered clothes. It helps to keep the monotony down.
karen-zoo karen-zoo 7 years
Music. Or if there's a tv, I'll turn it on or put on a dvd of my favourite movie or tv show
lickety-split lickety-split 7 years
talk on the phone. especially when the kids are in school. my bff and i will put on head phones and get to it. i'll wait to clean the bathrooms this way because it goes by so quick and i really hate cleaning the bathrooms otherwise.
BettyDraper BettyDraper 7 years
Music that I can sing along to!
Kimpossible Kimpossible 7 years
la-dee-da-dee la-dee-da-dee 7 years
sometimes music and sometimes i like to have the history channel or some kind of learning show on in the varies!
Fashion-Twinkie Fashion-Twinkie 7 years
I turn on the On Broadway music channel and listen to that while I'm cleaning. That way I'm not distracted by images on the screen (since the screen stays black) but it's not deadly silent while I'm cleaning.
wassy988 wassy988 7 years
I like to watch the news while I'm cleaning. It makes the time go quicker and when there is a maddening set of stories, the blood gets pumping and I'm excited to do some work.
soft-coeur soft-coeur 7 years
Yes, music all the way! Depending on my mood, it's either a tried-and-true favorite album or a new one I've never listened to. I bring this bad boy from room to room with me:
Mediya Mediya 7 years
Listening to music! Nothing like a good tune to help me through the grimiest of chores! And browsing casa sugar! ;-)
cherrypie61 cherrypie61 7 years
Listening to music! We've got speakers even in the bathroom. lol
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