Post # 1
I am the worst housekeeper ever. I just found a bag of ROTTEN potatoes in my cupboard. The potatoes had sprouted up to 3 inches (!!!) and the only reason I found out was bc they had started to liquify! They were in a cupboard I normally keep disposables (which I never use) so I had forgotten all about them! As some of you know, rotten potatoes stink but this cupboard is over the trash so I attributed it to that!
My fiance is a neat-freak and would die of horror if he found out. Normally, (believe it or not) I am a very organized person but in domestic areas, I lag behind. He knows I am no domestic goddess, and we don’t subscribe to traditional gender roles but geez, there is no excuse for this! yikes!
What are your *secrets* or *bad habits* that you are hoping won’t come out when you get married / live with your husband-to-be?
Post # 3
@HourThyme: FI and I live together and have since we started dating essentially. There are no secrets, lol.
Post # 4
@MrsPanda99: +1 same here!
But the potatoes thing has happened to me, so no judgement!
Post # 5
…that I poop. LOL
but seriously, FI and I have been living together for the last year, and he had to learn the hard way that I hate doing the dishes. HATE.IT. So I do extra sweeping and vacuuming to make up for it while poor FI does them 🙂
Post # 6
@Mrs_Sailor: haha it’s happened to me too! It actually didn’t stink until we opened the cabinet! It happens, that’s why I no longer put perishables in that cabinet! They stay in a bag or bowl on the counter. If I don’t see them I forget they are there!
Otherwise, DH and I have lived together since basically the first few weeks we were dating (long story, but it was supposed to be temporary at the time) so there aren’t any secrets when it comes to that stuff, we are both notoriously bad at cleaning up after ourselves and we do lean toward traditional gender roles (I have a lot of free time on my hands and DH works a lot), so he doesn’t fault me if something like that goes unnoticed for a while… lol
Post # 7
Just how awful I am with money. He knows I’m a spender as opposed to a saver, but I can already see him being horrified at how much I bought at Express in the past and other crap I got. I am definitely getting better with $$$ ever since we’ve gotten engaged though, but will probably never be an uber saver like him.
Post # 8
@HourThyme: I’ve done that before. I swear I am the worst person at housekeeping. Which sucks because I just moved and haven’t found a job yet, so that is my job at home. One time my eggs were so old that they had some weird kind of slime on them, my fiance said I’m probably the one that started bird flu.
Post # 9
No one has ever gotten into heaven just because they have a clean house. I like to say a clean house is a sure sign of a bored woman. I always figured as long as it was not filthy, there was no need to panic. I USED to clean when company was coming. Now I have a lovely lady clean my house once a week and the house looks grand. Best money I have ever spent!
FH will discover that I rarely remember people’s birthdays, anniversaries and the like, that I adore last-minute entertaining and that I don’t give a rat’s ass what most people think of me – thus I almost never try to impress ANYBODY. My future in-laws are a noteable exception. That I pretty much do whatever I want to do. Yes, I will take his opinions and wishes into consideration, but he will never dictate what I do. But I think he has figured that part out!
Post # 10
@MrsPanda99: +1, I wouldn’t want to have to hide who I am from my husband.
Post # 11
I hang everything inside out. If it comes out of the wash or comes off me inside out, thats the way it gets hung.
Actually drives my mom and sister nuts and DH, but at this point he is happy if I even hang stuff up. The odd thing is, once its hung I am very organized by clothing type, color, texture etc.
Post # 12
@MrsNewDay: Ooh the spending thing too. Like, how do I spend 100 + at Walgreens and buy nothing I need. Or why I randomly go shoppinng for clothes…
I’ll make more money than he does and he understands the need to treat myself but I dont think he knows often I feel that need….
Post # 13
I don’t mate socks. I hate it, it is the most absolute soul crushing activity I can think of. But I love eating cookie dough out of the tube at three in the morning, in bed while watching syfy. So it balances out.
Post # 14
That I don’t (always) separate the lights from the darks.
HE HATES THAT.
I’m working on it.
Also, that I really dislike doing the dishes. He does them often, which I adore. I make sure the rest of our house stays in good shape. It works out well.
Post # 15
Oh to be back in that time when my husband thought I was a perfectly neat and tidy individual!
Post # 16
@MrsPanda99: Ditto, I let it ALLLL hang out LOL