Since for a change I'm sitting in a clean & tidy house I need some perspective (particularly given I have DHS on my back re house standards & am waiting on an assessment for the council disability services to clean the house fortnightly - won't be a problem as I had them at my last house but on a waiting list).
So when your house is messy/like a tip, just how bad is it? For me, it means we have no clean dishes because I haven't done them in days, no clean saucepans, the kitchen is unusable. There are plates etc wherever DS has left them (usually loungeroom floor), toilet/bathroom not cleaned for not sure how long, floors not swept/vacuumed/mopped for don't know how long & often rubbish (like packets etc not food scraps) lying around.
Yet I see others who say there house is like a tip & really it isn't. So how bad is too bad?