Post # 1
I’m in the middle of cleaning (and I’m in grad school, so I admit that I don’t do it as often as I should…and I tutor, work at Target, substitute teach, and am a graduate assistant)….but as I clean and clorox wipe the heck out of everything…I notice that my fiance leaves garbage EVERYWHERE….wrappers, sheetz bags, just stuff…nothing really gross, but my freaking god…there are trash cans EVERYWHERE….when he gives me my diabetes shots, he leaves the alcohol pads and pen needle trash whereever he decides to set it down if I don’t remember to grab it. I love him, but is anyone else dealing with the annoyance…this is no where near any kind of deal breaker, I’m just annoyed…and just when I got him to mostly stop leaving the cabinet doors open (I mean, come on, does he leave them open because he’s going to forget what’s in there…) GRRRR…
Post # 3
I understand exactly what you mean! I will clean all day, make sure everything is spotless. DH comes home and w/in ten minutes his clothes are draped over the chairs, his lunch pail contents are thrown on the counter, he’s eating random crap and getting crumbs everywhere. It is annoying, but what can you do? I tell him time and time again and nada.
Those needles can be dangerous! I would at least stay on him to pick those up if you happen to miss it.
Post # 4
Do you guys live together, or is this just from him visiting?
My fiance was pretty bad when we first moved in together, but we’ve lived together for almost a year and he has gotten so much better. When I was really frustrated one day, I asked him one day who he thought would clean it up if he didn’t as I stormed out of the house for work (okay, stress from teaching and PMS got the best of me lol). He was so sweet, though, and said that he had never really thought about it like that- that it would have to be me if it wasn’t going to be him. Now when I’m really stressed with work and he happens to have a day off, he will clean the whole apartment! It takes time to train them! 😉
Post # 5
@bridatbeach….we’ve lived together for about a year and a half-ish…he’s really not so bad…I just get annoyed when I clean, and so it really starts to bother me. Like we’re cooking dinner..he rinses his hands and leaves the paper towel on the bookshelf in the kitchen (don’t ask why we have a bookshelf in the kitchen haha). The garbage can was closer than the bookshelf…I picked up and said “THIS HAS GOT TO STOP!” And then he was like wtf when I said I used almost an entire container of clorox wipes …it was DIRTY around here! He’s a lot better than he used to be (you should have seen his old apartment before I started going over regularly and before I moved in – YUCK). He also does not understand why I scrub the shower and bathroom with a sponge and throw it away after one use…I think I’m a germophobe but I HATE sponges lol.
Post # 6
Haha, I’m glad I’m not the only annoyed one. My fiance leaves trash everywhere… and it’s real trash. Used tissue, he stuffs in between the wall and his bed. Old Wendy’s bags on the floor. Empty chip bags on his desk (which is another area that just has junk everywhere). And I tell him this everytime I go to his house, it’s filthy! We get into a fight about it every time cause I just don’t feel my best when I’m surrounded by garbage. He apologizes and says he will pick things up next time. And next time… it’s still dirty. I will admit he has been doing better, he “cleans” things up, but just not to my standards. Ugh. I told him in our house he can NOT do that. He will NOT do that. Haha!