Post # 1
My dad bought my Fiance very very expensive (non-refundable if lost or stolen) Paul McCartney tickets as a welcome to the family gift. Fiance is the biggest fan of Paul and the Beatles ever. The tickets have been sitting on the table for quite awhile, despite my prodding Fiance to put them away in a safe place. Well, the other day I was cleaning at about 3am and not being too careful…and well, I’m sure you girls can see where I’m going with this. When Fiance went to get the tickets today to finally move them to a safe place we couldn’t find them anywhere. Awesome. So I got to go dumpster diving for our most recent bag of trash, only to find it hours later in a tiny box underneath all of my boutonniere-making supplies.
Fiance went to bed after and I guess I just felt the need to vent to someone. I guess the good thing is that I know that even in a bad situation like this my Fiance was upset, but did not raise his voice or say anything mean to me despite how freaked out I know he was, despite it being mostly my fault.
But it annoys me that he is now continuing his usual rant about how our house is so messy and cluttered and such. Yeah, it IS kinda messy and cluttered, but it’s a little house that was already full when I moved in, so even though I didn’t bring much with me it’s still crazy cluttered – especially with all the wedding planning stuff. Anyone else’s Fiance constantly complain about clutter/messiness when they’re not doing anything to help the situation? I can’t say much because he works 60 hours a week, but geez, throw some stuff out or quit whining about it!
Okay. Vent over.
Post # 3
I feel you on this one. When Darling Husband & I bought our first house, he moved all my things in by himself as I was out of state for a funeral. I got to hear about “how much c**p” I had for probably over a year. Granted, we both had things we probably should have thrown away years before but never did. So, it did no good to point fingers and tell him to throw away his stuff when I wasn’t willing to throw out any of my things. Long story short, we both downsized and I think we’re both happier for it.
Post # 4
Fiance and i live in a tiny attic apt and space is precious! I feel bad because he doesn’t really have much here that is “his.” Most of the stuff is mine. All he has is his clothes and some movies/books. But, i lived here almost 2 years before he moved in, so we didn’t need any furniture, not that he had any because he moved from his parents house right to my apt. But I digress..
I would love for someone from Clean Sweep (is that even on anymore??) to come and organize all our stuff. We have like 500 dvds scattered everywhere. the coffee table is a mess of papers/mail and craft stuff of mine. Ugh, it gets very frustrating. I wish I had the money to buy furntire/storage thingies and get rid of the inefficient furniture i use now.
In my case, im usually the one whinning about it, but not doing anything to help lol. Before Fiance moved in my apt was always nice and clean, but now i feel like i live in a hopeless crap heap, haha.
Post # 5
My guy works constantly, like yours. A couple times in our old tiny apartment he mentioned how messy the place was. But it was mostly his stuff. So I threw back, “Well if you’d throw away the stuff you don’t need and sell the stuff you keep meaning to sell that would free up a ton of space.” He shut up after that. 🙂