Lincoln protests until someone swaps chores with him.
It's Chore Day in the Loud House, and Lincoln is the one who has to take out the trash. However, he notices that his sisters' chores aren't as bad as his: Leni's chore is cleaning the hair out of the bathroom sink and shower (which obviously doesn't take much effort), Luan, Lynn, and Lucy all share a chore, by working together to do the dishes, Luna's chore is vacuuming the house, Lana's chore is picking up after the pets (though Lincoln sees it more as a hobby for her), Lori's chore is doing all the laundry, in which the machine does all the work for her, Lola's chore is making the beds, and Lisa's chore is to organize the bills. Trailing the trash outside on the walkway turns out to be the last straw for Lincoln, as he demands that one of his sisters swap chores with him. They refuse, prompting Lincoln to go on strike, until his demands are met. His parents, believing that the children will settle this debacle themselves, decide to construct a jigsaw puzzle, rather than intervene.
Overtime, the house becomes littered with trash until the girls can no longer stand it. Eventually, his sisters come up with a plan to get him to end his strike: go on strike themselves. Lincoln refuses to do so and soon, the conditions of the house severely deteriorate; among other problems, Lynn gets caught up in a ball of sink hair, the trash has mixed with Lisa's chemicals to create a trash monster (whom she names "Trashy"), a raccoon has moved into the house, Lola's behind the scenes interview for the Miss Cute N' Mean pageant goes bust and Clyde receives a message from Walt that Lori wrote that was meant for Bobby and Lisa not paying the bills leaves the house without power.
The girls finally have enough of the mess and urge Lincoln to give up his strike, but he still refuses to do so... until he hears Lily crying. Finding that she's not in her crib, he concludes that she must be hidden somewhere in the gigantic mess. Feeling ashamed, Lincoln finally ends his strike so that he and his sisters can clean the house and find Lily. After the entire house is spotless again, Lily still can't be found, but it turns out that Lily was with Mom and Dad the whole time (since they knew better than to leave her surrounded by filth).
When Lincoln takes out the last of the trash to be picked up by the garbage truck, the Louds' next-door neighbor, Mr. Grouse, informs him that the truck won't be coming because the garbage men are on strike for more money. Hearing this, Lincoln realizes that he and his sisters have been doing all the housework for free. Angered, Lincoln and his sisters go on strike once again, this time to get their parents to pay them for their chores. Rather than deal with them, they decide to continue with their jigsaw puzzle, much for their father's amusement.