(Closed) Do you find anything strange about your IL’s home?

posted 10 years ago in Relationships
Post # 122
2829 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think MY parents house is probably weirder than my Future Father-In-Law (have not been to FMILs house as she lives across the country).

My mother has like 10 toasters, in boxes, waiting downstairs to be gifted to someone in the future (and they probably already have a toaster, the poor souls). She is a hoarder with OCD, so her spare room & craft room look like a mini Wal-mart or something for all the random, but neatly stacked crap she has on the shelves and in the closets.

As for FFILs house, well.. his pictures are always crooked. I have actually leveled them from time to time, and thought maybe his house was shifting causing them to be askew.. but nope! He actually tilts them ever so slightly (to the left!), I didn’t even realize it until I saw him doing it.

Post # 123
340 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My Future In-Laws do not have a garbage can in the bathroom!! I am petrified every time I have my period and we are over at their house as I would have to bring my used products into the kitchen garbage can (and they have a dog who I presume could sniff it out). I’ve learned to travel with ziploc bags in my purse so that I can dispose of everything later (we never spend the night there as they live close by).It is their only bathroom so I have no idea what they do with q-tips, tissues, etc. I swear I’ve looked all over the bathroom for one.

Who doesn’t keep a garbage can in their bathroom?!?!

Post # 124
561 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Fiance is always embarassed about how messy the place is and the fact that they have had the same worn out carpeting and sofas for 20+ years. It is funny because they always have the most up to date technology… I would normally like the combination of vintage furniture and LED tvs but they sofa is pretty uncomfy. 

My parent’s house is the exact opposite – everything has to be pristine!  I think my apartment is somewhere in the middle. 


Post # 125
2856 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

My in-law situation is a little different as my Father-In-Law lives with my hubby and I. He has lived with my hubby for our entire relationship (5 years). Having said that when them two lived alone they didn’t own any dishes…just pots to cook, utensils and mugs for coffee/tea. They didn’t have a cup or plate in sight unless it was plastic or paper. Now that we all live together, we rarely have paper or plastic cups and plates in the house. We do use paper towels instead of napkins.

Another thing is that my Father-In-Law is a hoarder. He won’t admit it because he knows that he doesn’t hoard as much as those people you see on tv. I mean, he has a box of stuffed animals, old opened soda can from Colorado when they lived there over 15 years ago, bobble heads, old mail, blow horns, and all this other crap. On top of that he is so dirty and doesn’t dust. When I had to help the hubby and him move years ago, I thought I was going to die because of the amount of dust and dog hair that was on EVERYTHING!

Now my Mother-In-Law, I can’t really say much other than she loves knick-knacks. They are everywhere.

Post # 126
28 posts
  • Wedding: June 2010

My in-laws have clocks EVERYWHERE in their house.  Ironically, the whole family is always late…including my fiance!

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