I Have Trouble Keeping the House Clean

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 464 People

    One Person

    How does one person make a house so dirty and cluttered. I guess i have no one to blame but myself. LOL    Oh that didnt sound very nice.  LOL    Guess I better step up and get it done or hire a maid..     Any takers? ...
    Percheron Percheron
    41-45, M
    Aug 14, 2010

    Clean House

    The house is all shiny and clean, dishes done, laundry put away, dusting all finished.  Then I head off to work come home and its like a national disaster hit.  The place is a mess, and I stand in shock looking around at my once clean house to find 6 teenagers...
    tatteredwings tatteredwings
    1 Response May 10, 2009

    My House Is a Mess!!

    I have had problems with housecleaning for as long as I can remember.  When I was younger, my mom,(a stay at home mom) always cleaned up after me. I never had household chores because she did them. I only cleaned my room when ordered to. Needless to say, I just go from one...
    tammy618 tammy618
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 9, 2008

    1800 Sq Ft +

    I have a big house. A working husband. A 10 month old. Four dogs. I did 5 k from 10-5, and I didn't step foot out of the house!
    RyliesMom RyliesMom
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 15, 2011

    Thats An Understatement

    I never realized how junky I could be--until I went to college, since I no longer have someone looking over my shoulder, at my room, al the time. My room easily clutters: Papers on the bed. The dresser. Clothes on the chair. The floor: a mess. Dishes and make up on the counter...
    RitaRee RitaRee
    22-25, F
    May 2, 2011

    I'd Rather Have 20 Root Canals In One Day Than Clean House.everyda

     But what are you going to do?  I live alone.  I have no one else to blame.  I have ADD and big problems with organizations.  I don't put anything away.  I have been living in chaos.  I spend way too much time every single day looking for my...
    MsRefusenik MsRefusenik
    1 Response Dec 18, 2009

    Because Of My Family.

    They love dirty-ing up the house.  It is crazy how dirty the house can get in a couple hours.
    BellasHappyPlace BellasHappyPlace
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 19, 2009

    My Grandpa's House

        I have a hard time keeping my grandpas house celan. He makes such a mess. That I hate having to clean it. No one else will clean the house. I'm so sick of always having to pick up after him and my mom. I hate it when I have to find the kitchen table. So that we have a plac...
    acjf acjf
    22-25, F
    Jan 27, 2011

    I Really Have To Get On This

    My parents just took me home after christmas and my place was a disaster. I just looked at the bathroom. OMG! I really have to clean up my act! I am going to buy a place sometime this year. I have to show them I will keep it clean! Sometimes when I am in a poor mood I just...
    curiousblogger curiousblogger
    31-35, F
    Jan 1, 2012

    I Clean When I'm Angry. I Don't Get Angry Very Often.

    Just what the title says. I clean when I'm angry. If I have to work out some anger. Some "I"m so mad I can't see straight" then I clean. I will attack cupboards. I will scrub baseboards. I will rearrange furniture..lifting , tugging and pulling, and of course cleaning underneath...
    sandnsurf sandnsurf
    46-50, F
    1 Response Sep 11, 2010

    I Am a Nanny- I Clean Someo...

    I am a nanny- I clean someone else's house during the week.  It is very hard to clean my own.  Plus, I just moved in in December (yes, more than 4 months ago) and have yet to find a home for everything. 
    freedomtolearn freedomtolearn
    18-21, F
    Apr 2, 2008

    Only When I Get Into a Bad ...

    Only when I get into a bad state of depression. I go through stages of how severe it could get. Always up and down. Most of the time I am a clean caring person. Too much of a clean freak sometimes even. I had to get myself into the habit on my own because when I was younger my...
    Andariel Andariel
    22-25, F
    Apr 3, 2008

    Its Hard Keeping a House Cl...

    Its hard keeping a house clean. No matter which house it is. Our trailer tends to look like it was hit by a minor tornado and my room in the home /i'm staying at isn't much better.
    turtlemusic28 turtlemusic28
    26-30, F
    Apr 2, 2008

    Ahhh! !

    I swear It doesn't matter how much I dust or clean or organize. Or how many pieces of clothing I wash and put away. The organization goes out the door, clothes end up on the floor or the couch. And then I have a whole other mess to clean up. And theres only one word that...
    Guinevere5290 Guinevere5290
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 14, 2011

    Im Going Nuts!!

    I have truble keeping the house clean, that is an under statement....I am married with 3 kids..I used to have a routine everyday, that kept the house relativly clean, and me relitively happy...but since my husband started a new job, and hes gone all day long, Ive lost it...
    TiredMommy2 TiredMommy2
    4 Responses May 8, 2008

    Give Up

    I sometimes dont get the help I need to keep the house straight. I dont think it is just the womens job. I believe it should be equally shared on who cleans what. I just pick up trash. I hardly never dust. I dont know how to clean to be honest. My mother never made me truly clean...
    firestarterfairy firestarterfairy
    22-25, F
    Mar 12, 2008

    I'd Rather Have 20 Root Canals In One Day Than Clean House.everyda

     But what are you going to do?  I live alone.  I have no one else to blame.  I have ADD and big problems with organizations.  I don't put anything away.  I have been living in chaos.  I spend way too much time every single day looking for my...
    MsRefusenik MsRefusenik
    1 Response Dec 18, 2009

    I Hate Cleaning

    When I was a teen ager my room was always messy but I had to keep the rest of the house clean  because both my parents worked and I had to stay home with my brothers and do everything.  I even had to clean my parents bedroom, cook supper, take out the trash, feed the...
    rondat rondat
    41-45, F
    Dec 9, 2007

    I'm Not a Slob

    i dont leave my crap lying all over the place. at the same time i dont pick up after my husband either, well at least not daily. i am the only one who does any housework and it is really frustrating. it gets so messy in here that i want to throw everything away and start over. i...
    ktsm0m ktsm0m
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jul 6, 2007


    Keeping the house unmessy is hard and a challenge.Lately, I've been loving my home, pratically no mess.  We try picking up after ourselves as soon as were done with things, etc.  I have to admit, it is clean.  There's the window's to be done and a good painting (walls) and...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    Dec 11, 2011

    I Used to Be the Neatest and Tidiest Person I Ever Knew...

    I used to be the neatest and tidiest person I ever knew... and then I got married. Got married to a person who could mess the house faster than you could say "mess"... and that is where all my troubles began. Initially seeing the mess used to get me all uncomfortable...
    skylightangel skylightangel
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Aug 22, 2007

    I Just Need A Little Help!

    I'm 5 months pregnant, have a 1 year old. A seven year old. A husband who changes his clothes 3 times a day. I'm tired. I can clean til no end and they walk behind me leaving trails of junk! It's frustrating...especially when my husband says the house is filthy.
    VodkaJax VodkaJax
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jun 12, 2010

    Story of My Life

    Nope. Not a single part of it. My desk is the worst, then my room, then maybe the kitchen. I cook there, but refuse to clean up. I made them dinner, surely they should tidy up?? They say, you make the mess, you clean it. But I made them dinner!! Out of the goodness of my heart. I...
    Luangi Luangi
    18-21, F
    Dec 10, 2007

    A Typical Scene.....

    Right now this is actually very funny becase I really did clean my room. Finally. And my friends came over and asked if hell froze over lol Im particularly useless at cleaning; first time in about 11 months maybe even longer! Im willing to bet longer. Damn ad(h)d. And Im rather...
    TotallyAmazing TotallyAmazing
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jun 13, 2010

    When I'm Sick Because O...

    When I'm sick because of my epilepsy I have a really hard time keeping the house clean or when the neurologist puts me on new medication, but otherwise I don't.  I go to the other extreme and my house is very clean because I also have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
    keyna keyna
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Apr 3, 2008

    HOMMIES - My House Can Be S...

    HOMMIES - My house can be spotless but if my boyz come over in an hour it somehow gets messy again I dont mind though they usually help me clean it up
    chargergirl chargergirl
    1 Response Apr 2, 2008

    I'd Rather Have 20 Root Canals In One Day Than Clean House.everyda

     But what are you going to do?  I live alone.  I have no one else to blame.  I have ADD and big problems with organizations.  I don't put anything away.  I have been living in chaos.  I spend way too much time every single day looking for my...
    MsRefusenik MsRefusenik
    Dec 18, 2009

    But I Still Need Them!

    Is it just me, or I always put things somewhere for easy access because I know I will need it again soon. Apparently this is what makes my room very messy. Things are laying on the floor, it is sometimes hard to walk without stepping on something. Of course I tidy things up when...
    uggh uggh
    26-30, F
    Jan 24, 2011

    ...if Only I Had a Cleaner!!!!!

    I love the idea of having a tidy and clean home. I love it when my home is tidy and clean...but I 'have trouble' (major understatement) getting it to that point and keeping it there. I guess I'm just lazy (and I'm not proud of it). I lack the discipline that is required to keep...
    fellum fellum
    46-50, F
    Jan 1, 2009

    MOM Does It Better

    When I was growing up my mother did all the housework. Dad was in the Military and often gone here or there...as I got older my Father was the one who always said " You need to do the dishes.." ( because I was a girl ) My mother would fight with him over it, but...
    56-60, F
    May 17, 2009

    it's No Trouble For Me,...

    it's no trouble for me, but others don't like the dirt! i absolutely HATE to dust and don't usually until you can see the dust 2" thick on things. i don't clean corners until i have to .... i hate that you can totally clean something, anything or all things and in no less...
    FeelingCrazy FeelingCrazy
    May 28, 2008

    No trouble at all. Just ignore the mess!

    I didn't do S--- for housework today! :P Wow - what a horrible person 😂
    stufy stufy
    Jul 13, 2014

    I swear it's a revolving mess.

    ... Umm hello I'm not the only one who lives here grrrr... Cinderella needs a vacation....
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses May 7, 2015


    I like when a house is clean and hate to clean.   Every since my depression, I have a hard time keeping up.  I'm not saying my house is filthy cause it's not and I wouldn't be able living in a filthy home.  I have become more messier that's all and...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    Sep 11, 2010

    Boy, Do I? ...

    Boy, do I? Cleaning is not one of my favourite things to do.
    DoubleZed DoubleZed
    31-35, M
    Apr 3, 2008

    I Despise Cleaning But Love a Clean House

    cleaning house is utter drudgery.  i hate it.  it's just something that never ever gets done and stays done.  now, mind you, i like having a neat and tidy house, and so i'm always glad when i've cleaned. but in the meantime, i just can't wait to get done.  the...
    trixi trixi
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Apr 4, 2008


    So I cleaned my room very nice and neatly and my friend comes over and within 5 minutes she has absoulutly destroyed my room!!!!!!! I clean it back up and while i am leaning i discovered she was not done destroying it!!! Ughhh!
    Lexi00280 Lexi00280
    Aug 12, 2012
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