My house is a mess I don't have the energy to clean it. I can't afford help and family is willing to come help but it just ends up the same over time cause I can't keep up. How do you guys deal with it maybe I'm worse than most. Have never been the best at cleaning anyway but never this bad. I don't have garbage around, but sink full of dishes, unfolded laundry piles and piles OH HELP ME.
I do a little then take a break , it can take me 2 hours to do dishes that would of before took me 15 minutes. I also ask a lot of my two adult children to come over and help , plus all the adults who live here (4) do most of the work . You got to let go and let others take on more
Do what you can and let God take care of the rest. I tell people if dust makes them uncomfortable, then you came to the wrong house. We have an illness that only allows us so much enjoyment, I'm .not spending mine chasing dust bunnies. My house never was or will be spotless. I've made friends with some of my dust bunnies ,they don't ask questions or talk back!
I just do things entirely different than I used to...no more on my hands and knees!! I have perfected one thing however that I'm sure you all will get a laugh out of...personally, I think it's brilliant. We live in a split level house. So laundry would mean carrying baskets down 6 stars, then another 6 stairs, and then another 6 stairs to get to the washer and dryer. I load up the laundry basket...oblong in size. Stand at the top of the stairs and gently slide it with my foot until gravity takes over and it glides down the stairs like a saucer sled...only occasionally tips over. Usually comes to a nice stop at the bottom. Then I do the same thing 2 more times!! When its time to bring the clothes back up I call my hubby. ;-)
In my house I make it rule. It will get done when it gets done. You dont like it clean it. We simply are putting out to much energy to clean and keep a home the way we did before. I know it beats us up not being on top of things the way we were. But, one you ask for respect. Maybe washing clothes is too much carrying basket to washer up and down stairs for instance. Then ask that someone on wash day carry them down at least. Dusting, do in stages, break down the rooms, it gets done. Washing floors and sweeping. Why are we the only ones that have to do it. We have for put aside our power we once had and accept the fact that to do general chores is extreme for us. Give us a hand. My hubby does the wash and ironing. Better then me in pain. I have a steam mop, cuts down on getting hands and knees on the floor that actually kills my knees and back. Cant really get in corners as easy but at least for the most part floors are clean. I get someone to carry vacuum upstairs and down. It stinks we have to lean on others to help. But if they loved us why not help out.
The main thing, stop beating yourself up. It gets done when it gets done. We are not normal.