I Love Cleanliness But I Hate Cleaning

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    I hate cleaning.... Which is why I am writing this post about it, because I am avoiding cleaning. LOL. Anyways, I hate it.. I am not sure why. I think it's because my ADD kicks in and not only do I get overwhelmed, but I also bounce back and forth between rooms getting distracted...
    Dollbaby02 Dollbaby02
    Sep 7, 2013

    I'm very clean when I'm at others' homes,

    or just anywhere except my room. It takes me forever to clean mine like it's some hard task that I need help with and I get so lost. I'll take a million breaks (like right now) and it's just bad... It's a habit I'm trying to break this year because I love when things are tidy...
    TiraVara TiraVara
    22-25, F
    Jan 14, 2015

    There's days where I feel like doing my own

    thing but with three kids there's alway **** to clean
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 10, 2015

    What The Fark!

    If there is one thing I know, to clean up after others sucks! I had to clean up after five kids and that man I was married to for years. Then the @$$clown decides to go all bat$#!+ and chase after some beotch and then, Poof! my life is changed forever. I end up at my kid's house...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jan 12, 2012

    I have to clean the house today

    and I don't feel like it but I love a clean house. I have to clean 5 rooms and 3 bathrooms. I wish I could share it with someone
    Caroline9852 Caroline9852
    16-17, T
    Aug 9, 2015

    Want the Job?

    Need a maid...I hate cleaning...but love my house to be clean. Use to have a cleaning service...perhaps I need to go that route again...:) Anyone want the job?  {wink, wink}
    Lexus Lexus
    36-40, F
    10 Responses Nov 11, 2007

    My Flat Is a Mess

    I moved in here 6 months ago and I still get depressed at the mess.  I always find a reason to avoid cleaning it and I never seem to have time to get it the way I want to!  Organising and cleaning my home seems to take an enormous amount of...
    GoldenArrow GoldenArrow
    31-35, M
    5 Responses Feb 1, 2009

    Dusting Is Evil

    I hate dusting more than anything else. I also hate dust. I work hard to keep things clean and organized, but I get distracted very easily, and often forget to pick things up when I am finished with them, or I pick them up, and deposit things in the wrong places.
    eyes eyes
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Aug 16, 2008

    What A Pain

    I am a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to cleaning and I hate that I cant do it .I hate cleaning because I then suffer for the next 2 days I have to ask my kids to help and that never goes down well .Their teenagers .
    beastman111 beastman111
    46-50, M
    Jan 12, 2012

    I love the *idea* of a clean house

    but I find it overwhelming and tedious to do it.But I'm faced with a mouse (hopefully just one!) and I need to clean. It's frustrating because I've cleaned the kitchen and the areas where I prepare/eat food, so I'm not sure if I missed these signs from before or if there's food...
    TeaAndReading TeaAndReading
    26-30, F
    Aug 9, 2015


    I hate filth and I HATE when things are out of place. It drives me crazy. Even my messes are organized in some way. But the crazy thing is the thought that I have to clean it repulses me for two reasons: 1) I don't like my hands dirty, hate it actually. I wash my hands all the...
    aja6693 aja6693
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 3, 2012

    So I finally got round to deep cleaning my

    bathroom today. It looks great now, but I did not enjoy cleaning it :p I had to bribe myself with stuff to keep going haha
    ThunderWaffles ThunderWaffles
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 21, 2015


    I like a clean environment. I don't mind messiness for the most part, but at least semi-cleanliness is nice. But I absolutely abhor cleaning. I'm definitely not housewife material. I hate cooking and ABSOLUTELY hate cleaning.
    ladyzantorian ladyzantorian
    18-21, F
    Feb 3, 2012

    Being Clean

    I hate to clean!! But I have to have a clean organized atmosphere.  I can't have a lot of clutter, and i hate walking on a  floor that has dirt on it when I'm bear foot!  So for me to be comfortable i clean, sweep mop, dust, scrub... ew
    jesl16 jesl16
    18-21, F
    Nov 9, 2007
    jordanem jordanem
    26-30, F
    Jul 12, 2015

    I Need To Clean Again ?

    I love A clean house and I also hate to clean I procrastinate as long as possable. As badly as I hate to clean i am happy when it is all done & I feel better for doing it.
    1woody 1woody
    41-45, M
    Jan 12, 2012

    Never Liked to Clean But I Do

    If cleanliness is next to Godliness then I most certainly wouldn't be allowed to stand next to him.  I am more of a "lived in" type of girl.  I like things to be neat and orderly but not spotless.  I want people to feel comfortable when they visit so it...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    41-45, F
    17 Responses May 17, 2008

    Fly Lady Was My Saviour

    This is just a quick one. Being a creative person, order and discipline are a challenge. I've always got something more interesting on the agenda than cleaning up. Plus i can leave a trail of mess as I go from one activity to the other, plus I have little kids who follw hard...
    Fragranthands Fragranthands
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Jan 14, 2012

    I currently rent an apartment

    and because it's not really "my home", I don't bother cleaning it much. Which is twisted because I love cleanliness! My excuses range from my hair remnants getting stuck to the broom (I do not own a vacuum cleaner) to there are countless items and boxes on the floor (it just...
    SomeCorporateChick SomeCorporateChick
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 13, 2014

    It Makes Me Vomit

    I hate cleaning dishes the most because sometimes my mom cooks things that I don't like and I try not to give attention to the disgusting Look of the food stain or the smell but in somehow I end up throwing up!!
    Shumway21 Shumway21
    18-21, M
    Jan 15, 2012

    I Wish It Was Easier

    How I wish I could just wave a magic wand and the mess would disappear. Since I know that will never happen, I'll just have to wait till the kids leave home....
    jcue1976 jcue1976
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 31, 2012

    Story Of My Life!

    I want everything to be orderly and clean, but it's nearly impossible for me. When I was a child I was a hoarder so now I have waaay too many things and not enough space for them. Today I had to clean out my closet to get rid of some things... it was so disgusting. So dusty. I...
    emilylightning emilylightning
    Sep 29, 2013

    ugh...hate it! but love a clean place.

    I envy type A personalities the ones obsessed with always doing something and having everything perfectly organized..I can't usually stand their personalities..lol..but I wish I was one of them..my place being a wreck makes my depression so much worse it's a viscous cycle...I'm...
    jaxwithanaxe jaxwithanaxe
    41-45, F
    Oct 11, 2015

    I'm so lazy today. *sigh* I just want a

    magically clean house!!! please?! *weeps*
    JESSYmess JESSYmess
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 5, 2015


    It is true, I love cleanliness and I hate cleaning.  I always seem to procrastinate when it needs being done and once it is done though, I don't regret putting my energy and effort into it cause I'm happy with the results.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    Aug 30, 2011

    I dont hate cleaning,

    its not my favorite thing to do but I dont mind it. I like seeing a mess turn to order. like omg I so embarrassed over my bedroom. I dont spend much time in there so its my last priority. lol all I can say is after 6months of neglecting it. WOW! NEVER AGAIN! LOL I like...
    WickedlilAngel WickedlilAngel
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Dec 5, 2014

    Where's My Housecleaning Fairy?

    I DESPISE cleaning.  Just thinking about it gets me into a foul mood. lol.  I usually end up leaving it so long that I don't know where to begin and it all seems like such an insurmountable task.  I also believe in "all or nothing" so if I am unable to do...
    Danika Danika
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Nov 11, 2007


    I especially hate dust. It really really grosses me out.
    razzmatazz razzmatazz
    Sep 1, 2007

    Dull, Dull, Dull.

    I'm a procrastinator anyway - but even more so with cleaning. I tend to leave my room alone for a couple of months and let it get into a right state - I know people say 'you can't see the floor' seriously, in my room, you can't! Then I go all crazy and have a major clean...
    SaharaOdeil SaharaOdeil
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 17, 2008


    I am generally a tidy person but you can always tell when I should be doing an assignment or studing for an exam, I got the sudden desire to clean everything in the house. It normally wash the dishes and wipe the bench, and give the house a sweep. But I turn into this cleaning...
    fishnetglo fishnetglo
    22-25, F
    Feb 8, 2012

    My Renovations Are Complete....but Oh the Mess.

    my kitchen fell victim to a few over zealous workmen with sledge hammers......they didn't seem to mind the noise OR the mess, in fact I'm sure it was the part of the job they most enjoyed ! For two weeks I then endured hammers and assorted power tools until my new kitchen was...
    c8lorraine c8lorraine
    1 Response Mar 7, 2009
    deleted deleted
    Dec 8, 2014

    Hate Cleaning The Shower

    Tonight I bought one of those automatic sprayers... Lets see how it works...
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Jan 7, 2010

    Cleaning Life Never Ending

    I grew up in a very strict home cleaning was a way of life for my parents white glove inspection everyday we would wake up an there was a cleaning plan i can remember having to clean the cracks of our sidewalks out with a butter knife if there was one piece of grass in there i...
    september926 september926
    41-45, F
    Jan 22, 2012


    Cleanliness,Love it,Trouble is,Hate cleaning,This war,Can I ever win?
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket
    46-50, M
    1 Response Mar 10, 2012

    I waste time online when I'm supposed to

    cleaning! I just can't get started.
    Grasshopper2Ninja Grasshopper2Ninja
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jul 19, 2015

    I Don't Like Neat Freaks

    I don't have a problem with being clean but some people take it too far. Like someone i live with, they just don't know when to stop. For example i would clean early in the day and they would come home like hours later and say that i didn't clean cause they would be like one...
    likable likable
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jan 12, 2011

    My Bedroom

    Nothing's better than coming to a clean ...CLEAN house (specifically bedroom) after a long day of work an school..but then it's like after goofing around and possibly studying at night, i go to bed..what's left is left..so it's like no time to clean...so rarely do I come home...
    lostprophet lostprophet
    22-25, F
    Dec 12, 2010


    I hate cleaning.... Which is why I am writing this post about it, because I am avoiding cleaning. LOL. Anyways, I hate it.. I am not sure why. I think it's because my ADD kicks in and not only do I get overwhelmed, but I also bounce back and forth between rooms getting distracted...
    Dollbaby03 Dollbaby03
    26-30, F
    Oct 1, 2013

    One of Biggest Wishes In Life

    if i ever won the lottery, one of the very first things i would do is find and hire an obsessive compulsive housekeeper. i would love to live in a home that is simple and everything is white and clean. that would be heaven for me. i believe that only in that environment could i...
    kittten kittten
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jan 5, 2008

    Don't get me wrong I love a clean house

    but just hate to do the cleaning. I'm single my house is always clean but weekends is when I do the serious cleaning. Dust mopping ect. I have long haired cat so takes a little more time for she sheds. Plus I smoke but you could never tell by walking in my place. I can't stand...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 23, 2015

    I Like Cleanliness But Hate To Clean

    I use to not mind cleaning but after being a janitor for over 20 years  6 nights a week   I have gotten to hate cleaning.
    aquarius3 aquarius3
    Feb 3, 2012

    My fiance and I don't have a dish washer.

    .. our kitchen is too small for one...originally I thought it would be no problem, after a year, I recognize it's a huge problem...this morning I attempted to eat my cereal in a pot using a measuring spoon, due to the lack of clean dishes and utensils. Whole-other-level of lazy...
    katieann09 katieann09
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 25, 2015

    Really struggling with this today.

    Feeling like a failure. :/
    SaundraMae SaundraMae
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Aug 3, 2015

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