Even if you're generally good at keeping up with your household chores, we can all agree on one thing: Sometimes cleaning really just, well...sucks. There's nothing worse than when the dishes pile up or you suddenly realize you're out of clean clothes, and as zen as dusting and vacuuming can be, they're not exactly at the top of your fun activities list.
And sometimes no matter how hard you try to be good at cleaning, you just can't get it together (if you've ever accidentally ruined your favorite sweater in the wash, you know exactly how frustrating it can be.) The good news is, you're not alone—these tweets are proof.
When you flip the couch cushion but it's already stained:
How do you clean a couch, do you just like throw it out and sit on a napkin instead forever or what— audrey farnsworth (@audipenny) January 21, 2016
When you get caught in the vicious circle of excuses:
me when working: if I had a day off I would clean my house.— Sophia Benoit (@1followernodad) August 13, 2016
Me, on my day off: I don't want to use my day off to clean my house!
When you decide it's time to just invest in some paper plates:
Sometimes I just like to sit on the couch and not do the dishes for 6 weeks.— Eden Dranger (@Eden_Eats) March 15, 2016
When you realize you have absolutely no idea what you're doing:
Me trying to clean my oven... pic.twitter.com/P9vTb8Cb0P— Trudy (@thetrudz) October 3, 2016
When you try your best but you still mess it all up:
Ever wash a pen with your laundry then be like: "I should throw out these clothes, get new ones, change my name and start a new life?"— Josh Gondelman (@joshgondelman) November 12, 2014
When you become a little too comfortable not cleaning:
"Is that a crumb or an umlaut?" a game that would be ruined if I cleaned my screen.— Alison Agosti (@AlisonAgosti) March 27, 2011
When you just give up, because what's even the point anymore?
The only way to clean the last bits of stuff out of a garlic press is to set it down in the driveway and run your car over it.— Elizabeth Hackett (@LizHackett) October 29, 2014
When making your bed feels more like competing in the Olympics:
Athletes are performing the world's most difficult physical feats in Rio and my arms just got tired putting clean sheets on my bed.— Stephanie McMaster (@Smethanie) August 17, 2016
When you'll do it, but you're also going to complain about it:
"Are you going to do the dishes?"— Babes Wetiye (@KatlehoMchalla) October 8, 2016
When your laundry eventually becomes part of your decor:
I can never take a picture in my house without first having to move a laundry basket.— mark (@TheCatWhisprer) October 8, 2016
When you need motivation to break out the cleaning supplies:
I only invite people over to make myself clean. After they use the bathroom I'm like "ok you saw everything now bye."— Chelsea Lockwood (@Chelsea_Elle) March 2, 2015
When you adapt to your laziness so well it's actually impressive:
Skills include: finding the weird contortion that means I can sleep but I don't have to clean all the things on my bed off first.— Ella Cerón (@ellaceron) June 5, 2016
When you finally clean and realize how rewarding it can be:
there is nothing more satisfying than the noise the vacuum makes when it picks up dirt or crumbs off the floor— antonio (@antoniodelotero) October 8, 2016
When you figure out how to out-do the master:
Not to brag, but I can fold a fitted sheet better than Martha Stewart. All you need is rage. That's the secret.— jj hartinger (@jjhartinger) September 12, 2016
And when you plan to use your powers for good, not evil...
if i were a ghost my best haunt trick would be doing the dishes while you're at work— audrey honeydrone (@SINGING_GHOSTS) October 9, 2016
...because you know the struggle is real:
Just once I would like to do dishes and not end up looking like I was participating in a wet T-shirt contest.— Abby Heugel (@AbbyHasIssues) October 6, 2016
Did any of these hit too close to home for you?