Post # 1
Fiance and I don’t live together but he has been given carte blanche to treat my house like his. Having said that since he doesn’t live here he doesn’t know why things are in particular places. He came over last Sunday and went through the garage and basement and……organized.
Fast forward to today. We built a fenced-in area for the dogs where i can open the back door and let them go (with 5 dogs that is a huge blessing). We have a temporary gate put up now that just blew down in a fierce windstorm that we are having. I decided that it would be a good fix to get some big clamps to hold the gate up while I secure it. I knew where they were on Saturday…but today they have been organized. Of course he’s at work and not answering my texts so I can’t find my clamps.
Also the lights are flickering so I wanted to make sure I was ready to go with my generator. The cord that runs from the generator to the house has been “organized” some place in the basement or garage. It was kept near the back door so it was quick to grab when I would wheel the generator outside. It didn’t look pretty but I knew where it was. I’m waiting for the text to tell me where that is and I hope I get it before I loose power in the dark 😉
Tomorrow I’m going to his house to organize and see how he likes it!
Does anyone else have an organizer in their lives to make them crazy?
Post # 3
Ugh, that would drive me bat shit crazy! Luckily, there are certain areas of our shared home that we each leave alone. He has his man cave area, and I won’t even so much as vacuum that room. Likewise, he knows better than to rearrange anything in the bathroom and he certainly doesn’t go near my closet.
Maybe next time he gets the urge to ‘organize’ something, ask him if he can wait and do it together? You don’t want to discourage him from pitching in, but you don’t want him to think it’s ok to go moving stuff without telling you either!
Post # 4
FH and I do live together and I’ve been having the same problem. He likes things to be a certain way, which is fine when he’s here and I can ask him where he put things. However, on days like today when he’s got to work almost all day, I can never find anything.
Post # 5
He called me on his way home from work and volunteered to come over and help find a couple of things. He cant even remember where he put some of the stuff. SMH
Post # 6
I have been married to Mr. 99 for five years, to this day, he will move something if he doesnt like where I put it, them promptly forget where he placed the item in question. He cannot stand to see anything out of place, and I am one of those people who leaves bills on the table by the door, only to be looked at on bill paying day, I drop my HUGE purse on the corner of the couch along with whatever coat I’m wearing…then I leave my shoes on the caddy by the door…he will tolerate this…anything else has a 12 hour cooling off period before he moves it….I just accepted it for what it was and always ask him where things are before I bother looking.
Post # 7
- Wedding: July 2012 - Catholic Church
Eek, I don’t have that problem with Darling Husband (thank goodness) but Mother-In-Law is the worst for that! She decided to be ‘helpful’ when we moved in together and unpacked several things for us even though we specifically told her not to and I’m still texting her every so often asking where things are *sigh*. I think if you just have a little talk with him about it he’ll understand that it’s important that you know where things are in your own home, especially for emergencies.
Post # 8
My husband has two areas that he is free to organize, the den and the garage.
I have the mail set up in a certain way. One slot for junk mail, one for unopened mail, and another for opened mail. One time he came in and switched it all. I don’t know why it annoyed me, but it did. I let him have it….lol.