I Like a Clean House, But I Hate to Clean

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    My Whole Weekend

    I just spent my whole weekend cleaning my house.  I feel happy and relaxed when it's clean.  Unfortunately, I live with three other people who don't feel the same way and I find that very frustrating because I really hate cleaning!  If everyone picked up after...
    Francescanolonger Francescanolonger
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Feb 16, 2009

    I am springcleaning :-( but.... dancing to this :-)

      Music makes springcleaning much more bearable
    deleted deleted
    Apr 18, 2011

    well I Only Hate to Clean S...

    well i only hate to clean sometimes, it depends on the mood im in
    eve13 eve13
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 12, 2008

    I work during the week

    and my daughter I don't get enough time with. I try to wake up early but end up geeking whilst having breakfast rather than clearing & dusting the house. Of course procrastinating on the interweb won't help!
    wjean71 wjean71
    46-50, F
    Jun 24, 2014

    Don't Everyone? ...

    Don't everyone? It is nice for it to be clean if only it would clean its self! :)
    livelaughlove2009 livelaughlove2009
    Jun 11, 2008


    Didn't do much today.  Vacuumed the living room rug.  Did some more dishes.  That's about it.  Am thinking how I can make my home appear less cluttered so that I can get rid of my CHAOS (Can't have anyone over syndrome).
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 30, 2008

    I Always Feel Like I Am Con...

    I always feel like I am constantly cleaning. But with 3 kids It is hard to tell.
    michichibi michichibi
    26-30, F
    Jun 11, 2008

    Staring At Some Filth Now.

    my house is atrocious. it looks like its been ransacked. but cleaning it... ugh... awful. i hate that there is always so much to do. i like small spaces. i hate clutter. i want to unclutter my house.  
    chairmanmeow chairmanmeow
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 9, 2009

    Former Cinderella

    I wasn't always neat. However, I clearly remember the day it all started. I was 10 and started cleaning the kitchen at home and when I was done, it felt incredible. My grandma was very proud of me and from then on, I became a neat freak for the next few years. Every day, after I...
    nelsongirl nelsongirl
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 13, 2009


    Not a fan of cleaning MY house but I’d gladly clean yours. I go to my best friends and I’ll start folding cloths or washing dishes or whatever. And only because we are as close as we are, I’ve been known to tackle the bathroom too. My house, I do clean but her...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    Jun 19, 2008

    Housework makes me feel really anxious.

    .. but sometimes I get on a roll and it actually gets done.
    utahwriter utahwriter
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jun 7, 2014

    I'm a Very Busy Person,...

    I'm a very busy person, always have something to do. May be work, kids, sport or helping others. I don't always have the time to do it and expect other to, and when I get home I expect my place to be clean. And if it's not bare I blow.
    Friendlybabe Friendlybabe
    31-35, F
    Jun 11, 2008

    I Am No Domestic Goddess!!!

    I'm just not wired the way some are, I guess...I get little enjoyment from the act of cleaning...it is a grind to me...a necessay evil....there is much I would rather do.... SS
    SerenitySeeker SerenitySeeker
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Jul 1, 2008

    I Hate It So Much! :'(

    I grew up in a dirty house, so I made it a point to keep my room clean- my things picked up, trash in the can, floor swept and vacuumed (even on the weekends when I'd come home from school). But now that I'm married and have my husband's things combined with mine in a two-room...
    warclaw warclaw
    26-30, F
    Dec 28, 2010

    Uggg, Cleaning

    I so badly hate to clean, but cannot stand to be in a messy house.  I struggle every morning to get everything done right away so I can move on to all the other things I would rather  be doing!  I find I feel better about my day when it is clean to start with, but...
    snakepit snakepit
    Jun 12, 2008

    Especially Not My House...

    I have 7 cats, a leopard gecko and a husband....I think that says enough about why I hate cleaning my house,
    ladyzantorian ladyzantorian
    18-21, F
    Jan 14, 2012

    I would probably like to clean

    if it would stay clean for more then 10 min. it doesn't however. with a dozen kids running around, they mess it up faster than I can clean it and I make them clean too.
    tiffsica tiffsica
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Apr 20, 2015

    Really Want to Have a Clean House

    I like a clean house , but i hate to clean.  I am OCD  so some things drive me insane until I do them, and when I worked you could not find a more organized ,clean space. Home is a different story though.  Can't figure it out, just hate doing it , don't know if I...
    remacb13 remacb13
    May 2, 2008

    Especially Dusting

    All those hard-to-reach corners, having to move everything around and sweeping up afterwards, and having to do it all again a week later!  
    xryss xryss
    31-35, F
    Aug 5, 2008

    I don't really have much money.

    .. but I've hired someone to help me organize once a week. I still feel shame about having help, but it feels great to see progress in my home and throw things away. :)
    milanmilan milanmilan
    41-45, F
    1 Response Nov 17, 2015
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