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That does it, I'm getting a dishwasher

Amanda explains why she needs to make a certain major purchase

I’ve reached my breaking point. I’ve had enough. A woman can be pushed only so far.

What I’m saying is, I’ve decided to buy a dishwasher in 2012.

I once posted on the Today’s Parent Facebook page about how doing dishes was my least favourite chore, because they are never, ever done. It started a lively discussion about hated chores, with “laundry” being the number-one most-hated task. However, “doing dishes” was definitely in the top three.

I’m sick to death of washing my dishes by hand. I spend hours and hours washing them each week. I enjoy cooking, so there are always crusty pots and baking pans in the mix. Just thinking of the piles of greasy plates and cups sitting in my sink right now is totally depressing, knowing I’ll be spending yet another chunk of my weekend up to my elbows in suds. I try to make it enjoyable by listening to fun music or having a movie play in the background, but it doesn’t matter. I dread this neverending chore.

So that does it. Come the new year, I’m investing in a dishwasher. I might go for one of those cute countertop models if the regular size won’t fit in my kitchen. I’m willing to shell out the cash for whatever will make my life that much easier. Because I really feel owning a dishwasher will be life-changing. I’m not exaggerating.

What about you? With the gift-giving (and receiving) time of year upon us,  what is something you covet that you think would actually change your life significantly?

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