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Old 10-23-2012, 08:56 AM   #1
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Default I just get so tired of this! (vent)

I am not a tidy person, but I am organized, if that makes sense. Things go where they go, and there is a reason why they go there. So the swimming bag stuff might sit out in the corner of the room for a week after we've been swimming, but then it gets put away in its right spot.

And it just drive me crazy when people put things in their wrong spots! I try to be appreciative that someone is helping me, I really try. But it drives me beserk. We have a cleaning lady who comes every 2 weeks, and dh helps out sometimes, and IDK how between the two of them they can lose so much stuff! I have no socks, and finally find a bunch in my son's drawer. (HOW do you mix that up? Really? He's only 3, our feet are not the same size!) My cooking pans will be put in wherever there is room and I spent minutes in the middle of dinner opening every cupboard trying to find something, when EVERY pan has it's proper spot. Today I got so frustrated I almost cried trying to get my son's lunch together. I bought some of those metal lunch containers so I didn't have to pack his lunch in plastic, because I figured that I pack his lunch so often it would be worth it even though they are REALLY EXPENSIVE. There's a little metal cup with a plastic lid that disappeared. Well, it turned out someone had put it in with the metal measuring cups. And the lid? I have no idea. None. It is not with the other tupperware lids or the other kid containers. Either it follows the same logic as the measuring cup thing, which I cannot follow, or it is gone forever and my new expensive cup is worthless already!

As I said, I try to be appreciative. But I wish if someone didn't know where something goes, they just didn't put it away.

And my dh especially is a "it's clean when it's out of sight" kind of guy, so he just puts stuff away ALL THE TIME.

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Old 10-23-2012, 02:13 PM   #2
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I could have written your post! Any solution in site? My DH wants me to label everything!
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Default Re: I just get so tired of this! (vent)

Your cleaning lady puts stuff away? I never do that. If it's out, I leave it out and clean under it unless I'm specifically directed to put it somewhere.

IDK what to tell you about your dh. My solution would be to label everything too.
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:51 PM   #4
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When I was pg, I went through a phase where it made me especially panicked to see the little pots in the middle where the medium sized pots go and so forth, and I suggested getting a labeller and putting labels for everything in the house where it goes. Dh was like and thought that would be way over the top. So I've thought about it since but not brought it up. Maybe its time.

Mary, that would be fine with me. We have hired here for extra time to do the laundry, which I thought was pretty self explanatory where it goes, and I guess most of the mistakes were at the beginning. But yes, I would be fine with things folded and left out neatly. But I don't know at what point I start sounding picky and micro manage y.
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:57 PM   #5
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DH does that to me sometimes. I'm like...dude, YOU live here. You got it out and you can't remember where to put it back ?
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:58 PM   #6
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Exactly! This cup was something fairly new,but he'll put away things we've had forever in totally the wrong spot. Maybe the wrong room.
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But I don't know at what point I start sounding picky and micro manage y.
for a house keeper it doesn't matter how you sound , you're paying for help not to make your life more complicated. That solution won't work as well for your dh.
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There's a little metal cup with a plastic lid that disappeared. Well, it turned out someone had put it in with the metal measuring cups. And the lid? I have no idea. None.
Have you checked your son's sock drawer??
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