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Why does doing the washing-up make my feet hot?

(56 Posts)
Bags Thu 04-Oct-12 19:58:01

That's the first question for a baffling queries thread. Answers on a postcard, please.

Ana Thu 04-Oct-12 20:02:10

I don't know, Bags, but when I first met DH snogging with him made my feet red-hot! (Just my feet.....)

annodomini Thu 04-Oct-12 20:04:20

Dunno, Bags, I put it all in the dishwasher. grin

jeni Thu 04-Oct-12 20:18:14

Try setting the dishwasher to cold!

Bags Thu 04-Oct-12 20:19:54


Actually, I've just remembered that vacuuming makes my feet hot as well.

Ana Thu 04-Oct-12 20:30:41

Actually, wearing slippers makes my feet too hot after a while!

annodomini Thu 04-Oct-12 20:36:18

I keep my feet hot because it seems to prevent my getting the awful cramps I'm apt to have.

Ella46 Thu 04-Oct-12 22:14:04

Bags Have you tried washing up with your hands instead? grin

Nanadogsbody Thu 04-Oct-12 22:20:36

annodomini Thu 04-Oct-12 22:30:11

Ella, nice one! grin

baubles Thu 04-Oct-12 22:30:44

Do you have special footwear reserved for vacuuming and washing up? Do you do a little jig as you work? Are you thinking hot thoughts grin

annodomini Thu 04-Oct-12 22:43:04

Nanadog sounds ideal and not far from home - wonder if they take people with tin hips.

Nanadogsbody Thu 04-Oct-12 22:47:38

Just be careful when you pass through the metal detectors at the door anno.

Ana Thu 04-Oct-12 22:50:37

I think your kitchen floor is too hot, Bags. Keep a special mat in the fridge for when you do the washing up. Alternatively, get someone else to do it! grin

Nanadogsbody Thu 04-Oct-12 22:58:06

Have you tried raising your legs higher than the rest of your body? If you lie on the floor at right angles to the wall and rest your legs against the wall then the blood flow to your feet will be reduced. I think this is the most sensible solution.

crimson Thu 04-Oct-12 23:07:47

How can she do the washing up like that confused?

Ana Thu 04-Oct-12 23:07:49

But perhaps not the most practical.....grin

Nanadogsbody Thu 04-Oct-12 23:14:25

That's the whole point. She can't..... hot feet.

Am I the only practical person posting on this thread?

Ana Thu 04-Oct-12 23:15:49

No - I think my idea was the best. Get someone else to do it!

Nanadogsbody Thu 04-Oct-12 23:20:05

You're probably right ana moon

absentgrana Fri 05-Oct-12 10:35:25

Try standing barefoot on a pillow.

Bags Fri 05-Oct-12 11:17:47

What kind of pillow? Feather? Holofibre? Wool? Also, why?

gracesmum Fri 05-Oct-12 11:56:40

Why not? It doesn't sound any more ridiculous than the other suggestions! Could it (seriously) be to do with standing still? Have you tried/do you wear Birkenstocks/fitflops/MBT trainers? Might be good to keep the circulation moving by keeping the feet moving ?? I believe guardsmen and others who have to stand for long periods shift their weight imperceptibly by rocking forwards and backwards or foot to foot. I know it sounds silly too! smile

absentgrana Fri 05-Oct-12 12:00:01

Any kind of pillow that you don't mind putting down on the kitchen floor and standing on – damn it. smile

jeni Fri 05-Oct-12 12:02:51

Perhaps you should try doing the washing up with your hands rather than your feet? {ducks below parapet}