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...
    Dollbaby03 Dollbaby03
    26-30, F
    Oct 1, 2013

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

    magically clean house!!! please?! *weeps*
    JESSYmess JESSYmess
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 5, 2015

    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

    Hate Cleaning The Shower

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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 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


    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 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

    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

    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
    46-50, F
    17 Responses May 17, 2008

    Really struggling with this today.

    Feeling like a failure. :/
    SaundraMae SaundraMae
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Aug 3, 2015

    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

    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

    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 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


    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
    deleted deleted
    Dec 8, 2014

    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

    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

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


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


    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

    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 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 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
    18-21, T
    Aug 9, 2015

    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

    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
    jordanem jordanem
    26-30, F
    Jul 12, 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


    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


    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

    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'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

    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
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