other peoples filth

United States
December 31, 2006 8:46pm CST
Ok this one is along the interest line; And it's really just a dream of mine;but all my life I have had to live in houses,apartments,or mobile homes AFTER so many others have.And it doesn't matter how well you clean them before moving in;it always seems like you're living in someone elses filth.Homes that aren't properly taken care of; and certainly not cleaned well.And usually I was in desperate need of somwehere FAST so I wasn't able to clean like I would have liked to.But my dream is to build a house someday, and have EVERYTHING new and fresh and then when I clean I will know that it's MY MESS!!!!!!And I won't wonder what the dust "bears" behind the fridge are from or how many times some man tee-teed on the bathroom floor,or what kind of gunk is in the pipes.Can anyone relate???
4 people like this
20 responses
@Tanika (632)
• Australia
1 Jan 07
yeah i totally relate to you - the house we are in at the moment was not new when we moved in and its not so bad now but i did used to wonder about all these things you mentioned. Good luck in your dream, i am sure you will acheive it one day, Tanika.
3 people like this
• United States
1 Jan 07
Thank you for your well wishes Tanika. I hope no one thinks I am unthankful for my home; i'm not; but the dream still remains. Blessings for the NEW year ahead.
2 people like this
@dexter5 (297)
• India
1 Jan 07
i have changed my house too but that was when i was very young,. i didn't really notice all the filth then . but my mom keeps talking about it.
3 people like this
@alchemistrx (2569)
• Philippines
1 Jan 07
I can relate because I'm living in one's filth.I had a hard time maintaining the place clean to prevent illness.I guess we all need a place on our own so we can't bother and be bothered by other's mess.
@bama_bug (81)
• United States
1 Jan 07
Well it is a new year and who knows what dreams we have this year will come true!I do agree about the filth,but I am thankful it is not in a homeless shelter. But one thing to keep in mind is how GLORIOUS and CLEAN our mansions are gonna be in Heaven!!
• United States
1 Jan 07
Thank you bug; I do sometimes lose sight of that. And I too am glad and thankful for a home of any kind; I have been homeless before and pray I never am again.And as the new year dawns crisp and bright I will hold onto my dream and remind myself of the mansion to come.
2 people like this
@thumper2 (128)
• United States
2 Jan 07
I know exactly what you mean, we use to live in an old trailer and it was gross, we even striped out the carpets and painted the walls and ceilings but the smell of something dirty was still there. When my daughter was born she had breathing problems the first year of her life due to that weird smell I think. So I said no more and we had a garage house built. It was only 24' x 40' but it was totally new and clean, and her breathing problems went away immediately when we moved in. We lived in that little place for 7 years until we could afford to build a house on to it. Now after alot of hardwork (we did all the interior work ourselves) we have a really nice 3 bedroom, 2 bath house, with an attached 2 car garage(where we use to live). Stick to your dreams, develop a plan of what you want, and don't give up till you reach your goal. We are living proof that you can build a house from 1 income.
2 Jan 07
I have to admit it has never bothered me as I am just grateful to have the accomodation I have. I like you have lived in many different places over the years and some are messier than others but then whats important, a roof over your head or the cleanliness of where you live?
1 person likes this
• United States
2 Jan 07
I have rarely rented so that part isn't something that I can relate to, but buying a home? I love to buy old houses and remodel them! I move walls, replace cabinets, put in wallboard, insulate, rewire...even put in new furnaces and water heaters. Maybe it is just me, but I like taking houses everyone else has written off and making them into homes for myself or others to live in. Bleach, sandpaper, and lots of elbow grease go a long way toward getting rid of other people's dirt.
1 person likes this
@shaaaanth (323)
• India
1 Jan 07
Happy New Year. I hope u realize ur dream this year.....BEST WISHES
1 person likes this
@tammytwo (4303)
• United States
1 Jan 07
Yes, I can. I understand how you feel. I don't like to think of those things as well.
1 person likes this
@chikkadee (373)
• Australia
2 Jan 07
Argh, stuff moving into a house, I hate messy roommates! Or rather, roommates who dont live up to another roommates expectation of cleanliness. Ive left the jelly one of them made in the fridge because I wanted to see how long it would take them to clean it out (Its usually me who does it, and I couldnt leave the fruit etc in there for this experiment because it stinks when it rots). Its status: Currently I think I could create my own penacillin.
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
2 Jan 07
Yes I can being an EX Army Wife ( and an Ex Wife now lol) we had moved to many Places so I can relate what you are saying I hope you make your Dream come true one Day and build your Own House
@Jshean20 (14367)
• Canada
2 Jan 07
Well I'm still young (21) and so besides living with my parents (two times were in brand new homes built by my dad)I have only lived in rented places which were quite dirty to begin with. It sure is an eyeopener when you're moving from your parents house into filth like this, really makes you appreciate your mother's obsession with cleaning lol.
@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
1 Jan 07
I did have the house I'm living in built. Did you stop to think that even then, the stuff gets messed up and still has to be cleaned? LOL. The carpenters get sawdust and dirt and grime on everything. Fortunately, I went through a contractor and he did have the house cleaned for me when he got through, so it was spotless when I moved into it. However, I'm sure that the toilets had been used by the workers since they weren't the last thing installed. It was nice, though, having everything be brand new. I just wish everything stayed brand new and clean. I've been here for 10 years now and everything is no longer new, nor no longer clean. sigh.
• United States
1 Jan 07
I have unfortunatly had to live in many differnt homes too. I can not say as I have ever thought about this. I can also say now that I have read your post I will probably never be able to move agian without thinking of these things. My current home however is a brand new apartment, so I was fortunate enough to be the first person living in this home.
@sbeauty (5870)
• United States
1 Jan 07
No matter where I've ever moved, I've had to clean before I could move in. Our first two houses were very dirty and I threw away drapes and we cleaned the carpets and repainted all the walls and eventually replaced the appliances and the kitchen sink. Finally after many years the house felt like it belonged to us. Then we had to move. The house we bought was only 4 years old, but it still needed a good cleaning and major remodeling. We got that one cleaned up and put in ceramic tile floors and new carpeting, and then we moved again. This last time was to a brand new house, and you can't believe how dirty everything was. Workmen are the messiest people alive. They throw everything down where they're working for someone else to pick up. Both bathtubs were full of misc. construction mess that I had to scrape and soak out before we could even have water. It was totally disgusting. The basement and garage were both full of sawdust, and several months later we're still sweeping up stuff in the basement. I had envisioned having everything done to where we'd only have to move our things in, but I found it doesn't even happen with a new house.
@april444 (1341)
• United States
1 Jan 07
I want a brand new built home too. I can only dream right now. I cant stand dirty people I have actually stopped being friends with people because of it. Heck no im not comming over to your stank house clean it up or call a maid gezz thats just wrong you think people would take some pride in where they live?
@SarahEC (545)
• United States
1 Jan 07
I completely agree with you. When I moved into my most recent apartment, there were still grease splatters on the wall behind the stove and the stove was still dirty! ew! Also, I hate the thought of using the same sinks & toilets than other people - especially ones that I didn't know! Maybe I am too concerned with germs, but these things just irk me. Me and my boyfriend finally just bought a house and I couldn't have asked for more - the kitchen and bathroom have just both been completely redone and all the rooms have new paint and carpet. I'm glad I finally get to start with a fresh slate!!
@foxbrain (204)
• India
1 Jan 07
I liked the special sense that are talking here, I used to have this feeling when i was alone in some rooms or other places. But since when my parents got there new home, i can see y people leave some filth arnd it. Just takes time for me to heal.
@wahmoftwo (1298)
• United States
1 Jan 07
Hmmmm never thought about all that. It would be great to build a new house though. That is a dream we have in common.
@birthlady (5613)
• United States
1 Jan 07
I totally relate! I look forward to the same day when I know I'm only in my mess, not anyone else's!