5 Things Housewives Shouldn’t Have To Do At Home

Contrary to popular belief, the show “Desperate Housewives” is a very poor representation of what housewives actually are. We don’t look like supermodels. We don’t live on gossip. And we most certainly do not sit with our feet up all day looking for methods to amuse ourselves. 

There is however one way in which we are similar. I am desperate in the true sense of the word. Between doing the laundry, feeding the kids, and looking like a complete mess – I desperately need help around the house!

While being at home automatically means that the domestic chores should be my responsibility, there are some things that I just shouldn’t have to do. 

I have made a list of the 5 things housewives shouldn’t have to do at home to vent. Here they are:

1. I shouldn’t have to fight with the washing machine 

If you’re a housewife, you will know that your washing machine is the only thing that loves you and takes care of you. My washing machine and I have had a falling out of late. She no longer feels the need to wash automatically the way she used to. 

Maybe it’s because I kept pushing her buttons day after day. 

It fills the water then stops, or it refuses to rotate the drum. It’s truly a challenge to keep my cool with this washing machine. I need a new one! I cannot bear to have to wash all that clothing by hand.

2. Maintaining the trees

The trees are growing like wildfire. I don’t know how to control them. 

Once, I took the ladder out into the yard and tried to tame them with a butcher knife – it didn’t end too well. For the butcher knife that is. 

It makes the garden look unkempt. I hate it when things are not in place and do not look neat and presentable for when guests come over. It looks bad on me because I am the home executive.

I’m not one to leave something just because I can barely reach it and it destroyed my butcher knife. It is on!

So I contacted my local internet browser and found tree Service Sallisaw. The customer service is great and they did an amazing job on the trees – they look absolutely, expertly manicured.

I’ve made a standing order for them to come every 3 weeks to neaten up the trees.

3. Washing the barbecue rack

I know that there are millions of pages on this on Google – on how to clean the grease and fat off a barbecue rack. But I hate doing it.

It can’t fit in the basin. So I have to take it out into the yard with a bucket of water and wash it on the grass. 

It makes me feel like I’m living in the 1920’s. 

4. Cleaning bathroom mildew – off the ceiling!

My husband has a bad habit of closing the bathroom window when he takes a shower. He doesn’t open the window before the leaves the bathroom. So the bathroom stands with all this moisture and steam floating around until I walk in and open the window.

Tiny mildew spots have thus started appearing on the ceiling above the shower! Try getting a ladder into the shower and using toxic cleaning materials above your face. Keeping your hands in the air to scrub off this stubborn mildew is a nightmare!

I shouldn’t have to do this, it’s a safety hazard.

5. Taking out the trash

The truth is that this task isn’t even all that difficult. It’s not
that it’s even too heavy because I can manage.

This one is a matter of principle – I do everything else. The least he can do after a fun day at work is take out the trash for me. 

It’s not like I’m asking for another wedding ring…


Well there you have it – 5 things that housewives shouldn’t have to do at home. At least one of the 5 have been removed from my list! 

Reasons Housewives Feel Like Maids

Being a housewife is tougher than it looks. Only they themselves can understand the potential and the energy that it takes to hold everything and everyone together in a place. There are instances when it simply takes the toll on them and a housewife ends up feeling like she is the maid of the house. Let’s look at the reasons that eventually get her this negative and not-so good feeling.


She ends up doing all household chores


From cleaning to cooking to dusting, a housewife does most of the work and this definitely makes her feel like a maid. She can’t exactly complain because most of the members expect her to take care of and look after all the chores but then it gets really exhausting and tiring for her! Although, she likes to look after and be in-charge of household work but, at the same time she needs a break and not feel like a maid.


More sacrifices and compromises on her part


A housewife has to be there for her husband, kids and in-laws. Looking after their needs and requirements, she ends up making up several unknown compromises and sacrifices on her part. Take for example to get everyone ready on time for school and work, she compromises on her sleep and wakes up early. Similarly, there many sacrifices that she makes every single day that can make her feel like a maid who devotes most for her time attaining to others.


Cleaning-up and picking-up after every mess in Home


Be it a party or a get-together, a housewife always stays till the end and cleans up all the mess and sets the home organized and ready for another day. Like others, she also feels like taking a rest or leaving things just like that but, she can’t usually find herself to ignore all the mess and ends up cleaning it. Other than this, she spends her entire day picking up socks, clothes, toys, and stuffs that kids and her husband mostly keep here and there all over the house. Sometimes this gets to her nerves and she gets a notion of a maid.


Spending most of her time staying at home


The most boring part of begin a housewife is staying at home the entire day and sometimes it feels to her as if she is the guard of the house. After doing all the chores and housework, it becomes tough for her to spend the rest of the time idle sitting at home. Also, even if she goes out, she needs to be back at home at soon because things always became a mess when she is gone for long!


Not receiving the kind of response she expects from family members


In spite of working and staying all day at home to tend to her family members, a housewife doesn’t always get the kind of response from the members. Sometimes, the kids tend to be rude to her and not listen or sometimes she gets ignored. At such instances she might feel like a maid to whom not attention is paid.


She devotes her time to look after the people she loves and the house that is her home. To such a wonderful woman, no, she is definitely not a maid! In fact, she is the super woman without whom every family member would be lost!

Struggles of a Reluctant Housewife

No, the toughest job might not be running a company but, the toughest job is certainly running a household. A housewife cannot hire people, fire or ignore them according to her will. She manages the household financially in spite of not earning a salary and what not she does! Plus, her struggles are never ending. Here are few major struggles that every reluctant housewife undergoes at some stage or probably everyday.

She does all by herself

A housewife is more like a lone ranger who looks after everything alone. From washing dishes, clothes to cleaning every mess, she doesn’t have a partner to work with her all the chores. Doing everything on her own without any help is not only tough but tiring and frustrating for her at the same time. Well, how a housewife manages to do everything single-handedly is something even management gurus are not able to crack!

Unlike other working people, she doesn’t get a salary

How she wish that like other she got a salary every month! Well, if she did then begin a housewife would be one of the highest paying works! Unfortunately, in spite of working all day long for everyone from cleaning to cooking meals, there is no paycheck waiting for her at the end of the month. She mostly has to depend on her husband which is another frustrating thing for her.

She has to listen to every family member

While most of the working people can choose to ignore the saying and requests of others, a housewife can never do that. She has to listen and hear about the needs and requirements of every family member and try her best to fulfill them even if it takes a toll on herself. Sometimes, she cooks the favorite meal of her kid because he/she wants to eat something special or sometimes she has to hear everything her in-laws say. It tough because she doesn’t get a choice to pick what she wants to do and for whom she wants to do.

No leaves or vacations for her

Well, being a housewife is one job where there are no leaves or no vacations! It is not easy for a housewife to simply pack her bags and take a vacation because then it will disrupt everything at home increasing her pile of her. She works 24*7 and 365 days a year and rarely gets a vacation or a break she deserves. Imagine working without leaves, and still somehow she manages to do it all everyday with patience!

The work she does, always do not get the necessary appreciation

This is probably the worst part. While other working people on getting a job done gets a pat on back or promotion or recognition, a housewife rarely gets any of these things. On the contrary, there are instances when she is ignored or her everyday work gets unappreciated. Nobody comes and tells her that, You do lot of work every day, I really appreciate it’ or say thank you for looking after everything so beautifully’.

A housewife rescues every family member and binds them in a wonderful string of family. Family members are working peacefully in office or studying in schools because there is this amazing lady who is making everything smoothly for them. It is high time she gets the appreciation and attention she deserves.