SpongeBob is getting ready for bed. But he is so excited about going to work the next day that he cannot fall asleep. After speedily running around does not tire him out, he drinks a glass of warm snail milk, which causes him to fall asleep within moments.
The next morning, SpongeBob wakes up and finds out he overslept. He desperatrely rushes to get to the Krusty Krab, even jumping over an unfinished bridge that was over a cliff to get there on time. Right when he puts his employee time card in the slot, the clock changes to 9:01 AM, making him 1 minute late. Worried that Mr. Krabs will punish him for being one minute late, SpongeBob begins working in overdrive to try and make up for his lost minute. Soon, Krabs notices his jumpiness and checks on him, but SpongeBob breaks down, telling Mr. Krabs that he was tardy and begging Mr. Krabs not to throw him out. Mr. Krabs doesn't scold him that much (even saying "Um... don't do it again."), but at SpongeBob's request, Mr. Krabs punishes him for his "wrongdoings" by making him clean the salad bar. Squidward sarcastically suggests to SpongeBob that he live at the Krusty Krab if he loves it so much.
That night, SpongeBob brings his bed to the Krusty Krab and sleeps there.
The next morning, Mr. Krabs is shockly startled by SpongeBob's bed. SpongeBob tells Mr. Krabs that he is going to live at the Krusty Krab from then on. When Squidward finds out, he is overjoyed. That night, SpongeBob brings all of his furniture to the Krusty Krab to make himself feel more at home.
The next morning, Squidward is thrilled that SpongeBob no longer lives next door to him. He happily tells the news to a customer. Later, when the customer asks Squidward for change, he gives him two socks and a pair of underwear. Squidward then notices the whole cash register is filled with socks and underwear. He asks SpongeBob why they are in there and where the money is. SpongeBob then says that the money is now being kept in a pickle jar. More socks and underwear are hanging up on a clothesline. A customer then takes a pair of underwear, thinking it is a napkin. SpongeBob then explains to Squidward that Gary has the mustard.
Later, SpongeBob moves his furniture into Mr. Krabs' office. Then SpongeBob's parents come to the Krusty Krab. Gary's trail of slime gets all over the floor and customers keep slipping on it and injuring themselves. A customer then tells SpongeBob about the "snail trail" incident and SpongeBob becomes mad at Gary.
SpongeBob wreaks havoc at the Krusty Krab after living there a few more days. He ends up placing soap decorations in the bathroom, knitting napkin holders, and embroidering the menus. Mr. Krabs becomes angry when he notices shower curtains in his office. He threatens to tear them down, but when he does, he finds Margaret SquarePants taking a shower. Harold SquarePants comes in and angrily asks what is going on. The customers leave the Krusty Krab when they find out SpongeBob is shaving Patrick's back hair. Mr. Krabs is so angry that he makes SpongeBob leave the Krusty Krab.
In the end, SpongeBob moves back to his house. Squidward is upset, so he moves into the Krusty Krab, much to Mr. Krabs's chagrin.
When SpongeBob reveals he put the money from the cash register in the pickle jar, Mr. Krabs laughs it off and tells Squidward it's "harmless tomfoolery." In other episodes, he freaks out when something happens to his money.
In the 2012 R-rated drama mystery film, Flight, a brief footage of the episode, where SpongeBob drinks milk, is seen when the main character is changing the channel at a hotel room.
When SpongeBob was singing "Laundry Song," the theme is the same one used for the title card.
SpongeBob has a pocket watch. It is possible that it belonged to SpongeBuck SquarePants (who had one on his shirt) and is a family heirloom.
The closed captions say "man on speaker" when Squidward talks on the speaker.
When SpongeBob goes to bed, the sky is blue. In the next shot, it is dark.
The next morning in SpongeBob's house, he woke up missing his left shoe on his foot. And when he ran to the Krusty Krab, and right to the kitchen he has his left shoe and sock on.
When SpongeBob first falls asleep, he was in the kitchen. However, when he woke up, he was suddenly in his room.
When SpongeBob is greeting his parents "Mom, dad, come on in" is missing from the caption.
When SpongeBob was telling Mr. Krabs that he was late, it was still morning. Less than 10 seconds later, when Mr. Krabs left, it was already night.
SpongeBob was doing his laundry in the blender, but this should have destroyed his clothing. However, it is possible that he took the blade out of it.
In the scene where SpongeBob begs Mr. Krabs to give him back his job, when he was one minute late at the Krusty Krab, the order window in the background in the cooking area was missing. However, it is visible in later cooking area scenes throughout the episode.