I’m so fed up trying to keep my house clean. I live with my mom, my three brothers and her slob husband. Since my mom is a janitor, she comes home tired. I’m the one who helps her the most. Her husband makes a mess in the kitchen, he doesn’t dare to clean his own mess! I have told my mom many times that I had enough picking up after him and my brothers. Btw if I don’t clean the house. My mom will get pissed. What can I do?
yes the husband should help and so should your brothers, i too come from a big family and each of us had responsibilities. I know exactly where you come from when it comes to feeling like you do to much, all of the family seemed to think that i would do all there work they didn't want to do including the washing and ironing (even for my parents) and with eight people under one roof man do i now hate ironing. one day my dad had heard enough of my moaning and said "I don't see why you moan so much its only one house how hard can it be" so i stopped doing it i had school work and exams coming up. it was surprising to see his reaction to how high the ironing pale could get with six kids in three days.
try this as well, when you brothers or your mothers husband makes a mess see if you can sneek a photo of it as proof. it may seem like your telling on them but by the sounds of it you've had enough and you can show your mum just what you are doing maybe she will see its time they took some of that responsibility. i mean you aren't the only one living there
hope it goes well for you x
My advice to you would be to hold a family meeting and assign roles and responsibilities to each member. People living in the same household should have equal roles in taking care of your living conditions. Have someone take care of the trash, have someone else do dishes, someone to make the beds, someone to clean/mop/vaccuum and whatever else needs to be done. Perhaps offering to rotate these roles could also help. Stay strong, sweetheart. I wish you all the best in this situation and hopefully you won't need to go on strike ;)
Sounds like you know exactly what to do. Go on strike. Demand equal treatment of everybody in the household. You are not a slave and are not obligated to pick up after everyone else. Everyone should have an equal responsibility for keeping the place clean and until that fact is a reality you should boycott your end of the cleaning