Oh dear Chutzie, you may have opened a can of worms here today that you will regret opening when it comes to clutter. My DH is the king of clutter and I could sit here all day and complain about this man's clutter. I have told him many times that he is the only person I know that spent 20 yrs in the army and didn't come out with NOT ONE organizational skill. He drives me crazy, I think that is what he is trying to do so he can have me put away somewhere.
Let's start with what is suppose to be a two car garage, that I can squeeze my car into and that is all, cause of his clutter. If we go somewhere in the car together he has to back the car out so I can get in my side. I use to always be the one that cleaned the garage, not the natural order of things in my book but if I left it up to him it never got done and it hasn't since I can no longer do it. When I was able to clean it I would start with asking nicely for awhile and then start threatening and when that didn't work I would make the trash men very happy with me when I would start filling trash cans with whatever was in there that I didn't know what it was for. I am threatening to do it again if this crap isn't moved out of my garage when the weather gets nice and so far he is calling my bluff cause he doesn't think I am physically able to do it again. I have two boys across the street that love making extra money and they are quite capable to haul out anything I tell them to in there that does not belong in MY garage. The Christmas decor has been hit several times by the car cause he hasn't gotten it put in the attic, the stairs are in the garage right by where the decor is. If my ceremics are broken someone will pay. In his behalf, there is an antique pie chest in there that one son left for his brother to pick up and it was suppose to be there for two weeks, that has been two years ago.
I won't even get on the topic of his office cause I haven't cleaned it since we moved here almost five years ago and neither has he but I don't care cause I just keep the door shut and don't look in there.
PAPER Since there is no room in his office to work anymore we have started working on the coffee table in the family room. Gotta spread it around you know, have a wife to drive crazy. Can't just sit there and work and take it back to the office, no we have to spread it all out and leave it there for days so he knows just where it is. If he is missing something he immediately ask me where it is, I don't touch the stuff, how am I suppose to know??? If he ask me one more time where his checkbook is, I don't use his checkbook, it might be the last straw.
Kitchen table and counters, okay I'm guilty here, it is the center of the house and where I end up putting everything til I'm going to one of the rooms where it belongs. I do have a small basket I use to pick up small stuff in and then go from room to room when it gets full and put everything away. Some days just getting it picked up and put in the basket and get the basket to the kitchen is all I have left in me. When the counters start getting bad I do take the time and put everything away so I DO clean up my clutter. Dining table, we use it only a few times a year and it makes a great project table and right now is still full of my photo gallery project that I was working on. It's also a great place to fold clothes on cause it is close to the utility room.
What was the original question Chutzie???
I don't know why but venting about DH did make me feel better so I guess that was the purpose of this thread.
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