Hi! Where do I even start? I am so overwhelmed. Sept 9, 2023 9:58:51 GMT -5 def6, OnTheMend, and 1 more like this Quote Select PostDeselect PostLink to PostBack to Top Post by 16bitbetty on Sept 9, 2023 9:58:51 GMT -5 I am having a hard time even typing this out, BUT I am going to do my best to sum things up. I'm 45, I have been struggling with keeping my house clean for my entire adult life. I have small periods of time where things are generally usable, but most of the time everything is in total chaos. Currently level 3. I have rheumatoid arthritis, and I'm recovering from a sprained ankle. I recently got sick and stayed sick for about 2 months because my immune system is being suppressed by my RA meds. I am frequently in pain and/or exhausted. I also work full time during the week. I have been diagnosed with major depressive disorder that I take medication for, and I probably have ADD. I have two adult kids living at home. I drive one of them to work daily. Getting either of them to do anything is like pulling teeth. My daughter works long hours and complains about being tired and/or overwhelmed because she has depression and anxiety issues. My son won't lift a finger because he thinks the mess isn't his fault/problem. I have had multiple talks with them. I have begged. I have gotten angry. Nothing seems to help. I have a third kid that is off at college. All three of my kids have ADD/ADHD.The amount of trash around my house is INSANE. I don't understand how we generate SO MUCH. I also live in a pay-as-you-throw town, where you have to use specific bags that cost $5/bag to have your trash picked up. It gets picked up every other week, so if we fail to take out the trash on the right morning, it sticks around for weeks before we have another chance to get rid of it. I have a carport out front that we usually put our trash in until it's time to go out, but it has built up and I have gotten warnings from the town that I will get fined if I don't get it out of sight of the road. So we moved it all to my back deck, and it's still there. I also have a lot of trash in bags in the back yard because of an attempt that we made to clean the clutter out of the basement this past spring. We got rid of a lot of trash, including two old couches, but could only afford to fill and empty a rented dumpster once. We have a dump in town with a scale house, but it's expensive and I only have a little subaru to haul stuff with. So every load costs the minimum and it adds up.The kids have cats, 4 total in the house, so there are issues with cat boxes not getting cleaned. The cats have fleas, and none of the medication we have tried has worked. It's also expensive. I have two dogs that mostly hang out in my room, one is my college-kid's dog, and one is mine. I don't have any issues with the dogs, and they have seresto collars that keeps the fleas away from them. My yard is a disaster. Totally overgrown, hasn't been mowed in months. I can't walk through my house without stepping on things. I can't use my stove. My fridge is full of old food. I frequently try to get started, will finish a task, and then before I get to move on to something else I feel like all my work gets undone. I am so overwhelmed, I don't know where to start.