Can anyone help me? Oct 11, 2019 18:06:16 GMT -5 via mobile mylittlescholar and catcats like this Quote Select PostDeselect PostLink to PostBack to Top Post by needingnichole on Oct 11, 2019 18:06:16 GMT -5 Hi there! My name is Nichole and I’m new to the group. I’m honestly not sure if I’m even in the right place. I’m here because for the last few years, I have been unable to maintain a clean house. And when I say “unable to maintain a clean house,” I mean I would prefer to put a “condemned” sign on the door and just leave for good. This has been my routine for the last few years: Clean and de clutter (aka pick up all the clothes and trash and random crap everywhere and get rid of it and/or throw it away), then hire a cleaning lady to come in and do all the scrubbing/deep cleaning. I come home to a perfect sparkling clean home. It stays that way for maybe a week or two and then 2-3 months later, I’m crying myself to sleep because it looks like a nuclear bomb went off inside my apartment and I cannot believe I’m subjecting my 8 year old to this. Shame, guilt, shame, guilt, paralyzed, do nothing until it starts to stink and I cannot stand it anymore, or the gnats start to take over the apartment again. Rinse and repeat. Why am I like this? And how do I change this? Why can’t I just wash the dishes right after dinner instead of letting them build up until they grow stuff on them? Why can’t I put the laundry away instead of getting my clean clothes off the floor every morning? Why can’t I just wipe down my bathrooms every week like a normal person? And on and on and on. It’s not hoarding. Because I’m GLAD to throw half the stuff I own away. Can someone help me? Please? . Also, I’m happy to post photos if someone tells me how to do it. Maybe it’ll make others feel better. .