Post # 1
We’re pretty good about working together on most tasks but I HATE how he loads our sink for washing dishes.
The apartment we rented came with one of those plug-in drains with the handle in the middle so food collects all around it and then when I go to take the plug out, I have to reach my fingers in the middle of all that old food – ick. I’d prefer he use the mesh drain that I can lift on the sides. He also throws big chunks of food in there that could easily have just been scraped into the trash in the first place, only now they’re wet, mushy, and in my way. And he doesn’t rinse out the sponge when he finishes so by the time I get to it it’s all dingy and gross looking even if it’s brand new.
And the big one is that he left our cast iron pan in there and filled it with water. ARGH!
Post # 3
@harleyq: I hate when my SO helps with the dishes. Always more work because he puts them in all wrong but the fact that hes trying to help also makes me smile.
Post # 4
Darling Husband does our dishes and I stay out of the kitchen. Only problem I have is that he gets salt and pepper and spice and all sorts of shit on the floor, but because his feet are so calloused, he can’t feel jack and I have to walk around while scrunching up my feet because I feel every grain! I’m in charge of cleaning the floor but I can’t when seeing the counter drives me crazy!!!!!
He’s not happy with how fast laundry is getting put away.
Post # 5
@strawbs: he gets salt and pepper and spice and all sorts of shit on the floor
I have that problem lol. I tend to ignore it but then I feel bad later when I’ve forgotten to pick up after myself and Darling Husband is on the ground with our mini broom and dustpan
Post # 6
The bathroom. We only have one and neither one of us wants to really scrub it down. I clean everything else and he just wont do the bathroom.
Post # 7
Everything. We are on polar opposite ends of cleaning spectrum. From different ways to load the dishwasher to different definitions of clean (rinsing the sink off with water does NOT make a clean sink). He prefers no clutter, I prefer no dust. So I will be dusting and vacuuming while he is telling me to clear the shit out of the room, that dusting doesn’t matter. I like to clean dishes right after dinner, he would prefer to let them sit there for days. If he makes it to the sink, it will never make it to the dishwasher-ITS RIGHT THERE WHY CANT YOU JUST PUT IT INSIDE INSTEAD?! All this creates lots of bickering but this is why I wanted to live together before we got married 🙂
Post # 8
Hmm… I prefer to do the vacuuming b/c he doesn’t pick things off the floor first.
He cleans the bathroom and does it differently than I do. I remove everything from the counters and then wipe them down; he moves things to 1/2 of the counter, cleans the empty half, then moves everything to the empty half and cleans the other half.
Honestly, it doesn’t bother me enough to even say anything. I’m just glad he cleans.
Post # 9
All of them. I think he never had to growing up. He doesn’t like doing anything. He is great with laundry, but it takes him an eon to fold and put away his clothes. I do most of the cleaning, he does physical labor type stuff that I can’t do because I’m short and a weakling.
Post # 10
We are pretty much polar opposites when it comes to cleaning.. I have gotten to the point where him helping me clean is taking out the garbage and taking SD out so I can clean in peace!
Post # 11
We don’t argue about any chores, but occasionally I let the laundry get a little out of control. I’m not working right now, and he has a really demanding job and we’re remodeling and he does all of that work too (I’m pregnant so can’t really help much), so I do pretty all of the housework. I get in these phases where the thought of doing laundry practically gives me hives, I would rather haul out stinky trash or scrub a toilet than fold a load of clean laundry. So, I let it pile up in the hamper – I’ve totally gone to buy new underwear to avoid doing laundry, I know, sad.
I save it up and do a marathon session, folding clothes while catching up on some recorded tv shows, and most of the time it’s all good…unless he runs out of socks or underwear, then he asks me to do the wash or he throws in a load and I feel guilty for slacking off 😉
Post # 12
if i ask him to wash dishes, he just can’t clean it properly, as there are still visible stains on the dishes after he cleanes it, so i have to do it again..Also, he can’t put things back to the original place after he used it, and i have to search for the item every times.
Post # 13
We have no conflicts. We share the load … just one more reason why I love my DH!
Post # 14
Laundry is by far our biggest issue! We have a serious problem and let it go way too long. We don’t have a washer and dryer in our apartment and neither of us will go to the laundomat so we bring it all to wash and fold, it amazing but since we wait so long it’s sooooo heavy to lug all our stuff!
The rest of our apartment is always spotless, it’s just a laundry problem!
Post # 15
We have no conflicts about chores because I do all of the housework. He does the yard which is several acres, fixes everything, dumps trash, and is remodeling the house. He will do housework if I ask him to but I don’t ask unless I’m sick.
Post # 16
- Wedding: September 2013 - Franklin Plaza
We have no conflicts with chores. He actually keeps things cleaner than I do (and I like things pretty clean). Also, it works out that we each have our own things that we like to clean (mine is the kitchen/dining room and his is the bathrooms and the bedroom). Perfect, because I hate cleaning the bathroom. We both absolutely despise laundry, but just do it together.