How can i help my Mom clean up her house?
August 28, 2006 8:27 AM Subscribe
I don't know what to do about my moms apartment. It is uncleanable in it's present state and she won't get rid of anything.
posted by haikuku to Human Relations (24 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Mom is 88, in great health, and a packrat. She lives in a three room apartment, connected to my house, but with a separate entrance. There is a dirt basement underneath. I just got back from taking her dog to the vet for a checkup and it was loaded with fleas and the resultant tapeworms. I have asked her over and over to just start getting rid of a box or bag a week, She will try but eventually gives up. When I suggest moving her out for a month and doing a thorough organizing/cleaning she freaks. I don't have much money, so please bear that in mind. Help!!