Friday, June 10, 2011

STUFF & Cleaning!!!

Okay everything is in the place! I did not realize how much STUFF we both have collectively until I saw it in boxes and all of the entire house. We both agreed we need to throw or donate some stuff away!

THANK YOU for all of your comments. I am so using all of your suggestions. Not to mention it is always comforting to know I am not the only person who is figuring out this whole living together thing. 

No internet or TV until Sunday which has been actually really good. We have to entertain each other and talk with each other. It has been a great way to bond in our new place. When I read an article about not putting a TV in the bedroom, especially your first year of marriage, those people really knew what they were talking about.

BIG QUESTION!!! How do you all divide up your cleaning duties around the house!? I come from a "old school home". Where my mom stayed home and did all the housework and my dad did the yard work or fixed things around the house when they broke. His parents always had a house keeper, plus similar "old school" roles for his mom and dad. Plus, I don't think he has ever cleaned up after himself. I don't necessarily want to have this type of set up. Mr. C CANNOT do laundry to save his life, he always finds the RED or Pink something and puts it in with the wrong load. So he is banded from doing laundry. Or shrinks his clothes. So this was the first decision made. The only rule I made was I would only launder things in the hamper. I hope this is a good incentive. 

As for everything else, the only other things we agreed on was he would take out the trash. So I need some serious help/suggestions. I'm thinking like a teacher and wanting to give him a rewards chart, which won't go over well :)

Until next time....


  1. You should look into buying those color catchers from can mix all your colors and you won't have a problem.

    I consider myself a modern person..I divide household chores. We don't do the same ones all the time we switch them around so we don't get too comfortable doing one job. If he complains I tell him this..."hey I work more hours that you so shut it"..hahaha jk

  2. hahaha- I love the rewards chart idea, sounds like what my house would be like!

    But in our real world we have done an ok job with this. I like to cook so I cook, and he cleans the kitchen. Most of the time I do the bathrooms and the rest of the stuff because he works more than me- laundry will always be my job. However, there are weeks when I am working alot, or he has a day off and he cleans up clutter and such.

    He is a clean freak and hates clutter, I don't really care, so he will take care of things when they get t bad for him, but because I love him I try to do a little everyday. We both do 'surprise cleaning' as a way to show our love for each other..... now we just have to get more into a habit of cleaning!

  3. We pretty much share the housekeeping duties. He is trash and fix it..I am inside stuff. But he is very good and helps with the inside stuff too. We are both equal since we both work full time jobs so its only fair.

  4. I have to say this is THE one thing my husband and I had to work on! He really didn't grow up cleaning anything either (hmm note to self- teach future sons to clean to appease their wives!) My husband really doesn't initiate any cleaning but if I leave him a "honey-do" list, he pretty much does everything on the list. Hope this helps!

  5. LOL re 'I would only launder things in the hamper'. I have this rule and have had for 4 years and I still have to remind him - be warned.

  6. Hi there! I got my thank-you cards from Storkie :) Great website xox

  7. I LOVE clearing stuff out! I always feel so much better after I get rid of the clutter. We have so much stuff that we don't use/need and I'm not sure how it keeps accumulating!! :o)

    Dividing up the chores - good luck with that one. We had intentions in the beginning of doing the same thing. Then somehow everything has landed in my lap. ;o) I don't mind so much now that I'm not working, but back when I did, it bugged me. So hopefully you guys can work out a system and stick to it! :o)

  8. i love this post! hubby does laundry but doesn't fold so that's what i do! cleaning bathroom we both do that. he is good at cooking but usually i cook more regularly!