35 House Cleaning Fails That’ll Make You Feel Better About Your Mess

Brace yourself for some laugh-out-loud moments as we peruse these hilarious house cleaning fails. From vacuuming disasters to misguided mopping attempts, these epic blunders will make you feel like a cleaning pro by comparison.

After seeing these fails, you might even start to enjoy your own cleaning routine.


1. “My Mother Was Cleaning The Attic”

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2. “My Tenancy Ends Tomorrow After 2 Years In This Flat. Today, While Cleaning And Getting Everything Ready To Move Out, I Hit The Oven’s Door And Broke The Glass. Bye Bye Sweet Deposit Money”

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3. “I Tried Cleaning The Stain Off This Mug Until I Realized It’s Part Of The Design”

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4. “My Mom Erased Part Of The World While Cleaning My Globe”

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5. “My Wife Wonders Why The Vacuum Hasn’t Been Working”

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6. “I Just Wanted To Clean The Window”

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7. “My Brother And I Were Cleaning Out The Attic, But Then I Heard A Loud Crash And Saw This Above Me. I Chose To Take A Photo Before Asking Questions”

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8. “Washed My Measuring Cup And All The Lines And Numbers Came Off”

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9. “Got New Cargo Shorts And Accidentally Sat On A Stool That My Sister Was Cleaning With Clorox”

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10. “Home Alone Cleaning The Roof And Gutters When I Heard A Loud Bang”

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11. “Wife Tried To Clean My Cast Iron. How Much Alimony Should I Get?”

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12. “I Clean Pools And Today I Knocked A Huge Potted Plant Into The Water”

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13. “Let’s Just Say That We Ended Up With Very Clean Laundry Room Floor… And Yes I’m An Idiot”

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14. “When Your Flatmate Likes To Eat Seeds And Cleans The Floor Without Vacuuming First”

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15. “I’m Doing Renovations And My Roomba Found A Tiny Piece Of Sheetrock”

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16. “Shower Door Didn’t Like Being Cleaned”

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17. “After A Long Flight We Decided To Wash And Dry The Pillows. We Brought And Made Our Laundry Room Look Like A Bird Horror Movie”

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18. “Can’t Argue With Dyson Ads, It Does Have A Lot Of Suction”

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19. “I Was Emptying The Dishwasher And Found This ‘Clean’ Glass Break”

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20. “I Hear Screaming Coming From The Living Room, Only To Find My 5-Year-Old Daughter On The Floor With Her Hair All Sucked Up & Tangled In Our Ilife Robot Vacuum”

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21. “My Dad Cleaned My Cat’s Litter Box With My Spatula While I Was Out Of Town”

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22. “What Could Go Wrong When Neighbor Cleans Fireplace Into Recycle Bin”

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23. “I Was Washing The Dishes When The Sink Decided To Fall Out Of The Counter. First Time My Strange Habit Of Hoarding Large Bath Towels Has Proven Itself Useful”

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24. “My Mom Was Just Finishing Cleaning The Kitchen And Then Spilled A Bag Of Chia Seeds On The Ground”

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25. “My Robot Vacuum Curled Up And Is Sleeping When It Should Be Working”

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26. “Trying To Clean Your Oven”

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27. “I Was Cleaning The BBQ… And Turned Around For 30 Seconds”

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28. “Moved 15 Times Over 30 Years With An Antique Vase My Grandma Gave Me. Today I Cleaned It For The First Time And It Slipped Out Of My Hands”

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29. “I Cleaned My Glasses But Apparently There Was A Small Stone On The Cloth”

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30. “My 3-Year-Old Thought It Would Be A Good Idea To Spray The TV With Water To ‘Clean’ It”

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31. “Spent Literally 6 Hours Yesterday Hand-Scrubbing, Soaking, And Vacuuming This Couch. Left My 2-Year-Old Alone For 5 Minutes In The Living Room”

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32. “I Tried Cleaning My Oven Today”

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33. “I Appreciate Your Drunken Late Night Attempt To Clean, Random Party Guest, But Wooden Cutting Boards Do Not Go In The Dishwasher”

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34. “Vacuumed Disposable Cutlery Under My Kid’s Bed”

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35. “Cleaning Your Toilet With Dishwasher Detergent”

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Nate Armbruster

Nate Armbruster is a stand-up comedian and writer based in Chicago who is likely writing a joke as you read this. Find him online at natecomedy.com.