"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-06-2012, 12:32 PM   #21
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Addie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: East Boston, MA
Posts: 19,024
Quote:
Originally Posted by sparrowgrass View Post

Don't drape your jacket on the back of a chair, hang it up--just as easy, doesn't take any longer.
I have a heavy winter faux fur coat that is reversible. (I look like a snow leopard in it) And I love it. But sometimes I don't always have the strength to hang it on a hanger. It is just too heavy. So for the past two winters it would get tossed on a chair. So I decided that it was time to do something about it. I went and bought a heavy duty hanger that you can stick on a wall and remove without any damage later. I also bought a few more. I put it right on the inside on the closet door right next to my entry door. The rest of them I placed on the back of the bathroom door and the other closet door. Items only worn for a few hours, yet still clean get hung on those. Keeps the clutter down.
__________________

__________________
Illegitimi non carborundum!
I don't want my last words to be, "I wish I had spent more time doing housework"
Addie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2012, 01:15 PM   #22
Master Chef
 
Kayelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: south central coast/California
Posts: 9,872
Good golly, am I the only person that cleans house on a "as needed" basis?

I figure I'm retired and no longer required to be on a schedule of any kind.
I like it that way. My home is pretty much clutter free, and I don't have any pets. I think that makes a huge difference. I'd love to have a pet again, but living with pet hair is disgusting as I remember. When I see that something needs to be cleaned, I clean it. Otherwise it can wait till it needs to be cleaned, and although my house doesn't look like a magazine picture all the time, it's always good enough that visitors are always welcome.
__________________

__________________
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but rather by the moments that take our breath away.

Kayelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2012, 01:22 PM   #23
Ogress Supreme
 
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 36,277
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kayelle View Post
Good golly, am I the only person that cleans house on a "as needed" basis?

I figure I'm retired and no longer required to be on a schedule of any kind.
I like it that way. My home is pretty much clutter free, and I don't have any pets. I think that makes a huge difference. I'd love to have a pet again, but living with pet hair is disgusting as I remember. When I see that something needs to be cleaned, I clean it. Otherwise it can wait till it needs to be cleaned, and although my house doesn't look like a magazine picture all the time, it's always good enough that visitors are always welcome.
That's hard to keep up with a full time job and a retiree. Would help oodles if the retiree would help with the cleaning.
__________________
PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2012, 01:34 PM   #24
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Addie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: East Boston, MA
Posts: 19,024
Quote:
Originally Posted by PrincessFiona60 View Post
That's hard to keep up with a full time job and a retiree. Would help oodles if the retiree would help with the cleaning.
I have a doctor friend that is married to a doctor. They both put in long hours. When they first got married, he left his clothes where ever he took them off. Finally the wife asked him, "As a child, did you want to marry your mother? Or did you want a wife of your own?" It took him a day or two to get the message, now shares in the housework. Like she told him, it is his house too.
__________________
Illegitimi non carborundum!
I don't want my last words to be, "I wish I had spent more time doing housework"
Addie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2012, 01:36 PM   #25
Master Chef
 
Kayelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: south central coast/California
Posts: 9,872
Quote:
Originally Posted by PrincessFiona60 View Post
That's hard to keep up with a full time job and a retiree. Would help oodles if the retiree would help with the cleaning.
You are so right PF!! I must say that Steve is almost eager to share with any cleaning, and that is sure something new to me. Truth be told, I appreciate it but he gets in my way sometimes, or doesn't clean something the way I would do it. He's out doing some volunteer work today, so I'm doing some "tornado cleaning".
__________________
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but rather by the moments that take our breath away.

Kayelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2012, 02:15 PM   #26
Ogress Supreme
 
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 36,277
Quote:
Originally Posted by Addie View Post
I have a doctor friend that is married to a doctor. They both put in long hours. When they first got married, he left his clothes where ever he took them off. Finally the wife asked him, "As a child, did you want to marry your mother? Or did you want a wife of your own?" It took him a day or two to get the message, now shares in the housework. Like she told him, it is his house too.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kayelle View Post
You are so right PF!! I must say that Steve is almost eager to share with any cleaning, and that is sure something new to me. Truth be told, I appreciate it but he gets in my way sometimes, or doesn't clean something the way I would do it. He's out doing some volunteer work today, so I'm doing some "tornado cleaning".
We have had "The Talk" several times, I'm lucky when it lasts a few weeks. It's time for me to put my foot down...or maybe up for a swift kick.
__________________
PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2012, 02:21 PM   #27
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Addie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: East Boston, MA
Posts: 19,024
Quote:
Originally Posted by PrincessFiona60 View Post
We have had "The Talk" several times, I'm lucky when it lasts a few weeks. It's time for me to put my foot down...or maybe up for a swift kick.
I am curious. Does leaving his mess there work? Or do they just step over it or add to it? I never tried it because during my married years, I was a SAHM.
__________________
Illegitimi non carborundum!
I don't want my last words to be, "I wish I had spent more time doing housework"
Addie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2012, 02:30 PM   #28
Ogress Supreme
 
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 36,277
It's not the picking things up...it's the no help with the "heavy" cleaning that needs to be done, vacuuming, washing floors, taking out the trash...if he even ran the vacuum while I was at work it would help. He is also going through a phase of correcting me for every little thing I do..."If you did it like this..." arrrgh.....
__________________
PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2012, 02:35 PM   #29
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Addie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: East Boston, MA
Posts: 19,024
Quote:
Originally Posted by PrincessFiona60 View Post
It's not the picking things up...it's the no help with the "heavy" cleaning that needs to be done, vacuuming, washing floors, taking out the trash...if he even ran the vacuum while I was at work it would help. He is also going through a phase of correcting me for every little thing I do..."If you did it like this..." arrrgh.....
The urge to kill, comes to mind.
__________________
Illegitimi non carborundum!
I don't want my last words to be, "I wish I had spent more time doing housework"
Addie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2012, 02:46 PM   #30
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Katie H's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: I live in the Heartland of the United States - Western Kentucky
Posts: 15,156
After reading the last series of posts I count myself as a very lucky woman. I haven't had to ask Glenn to do anything. He's so fastidious with his body and clothing that it's almost too much. I've never met a man like him. In the nearly 3 years we've been together he's not put/left any clothes on the floor. We don't even have a laundry basket because he automatically puts items to be laundered directly into the washer.

He regularly clears the dishes from the table after eating and almost always puts the serving dishes, etc. on the counter for me. Many times he automatically puts the dirty dishes into the dishwasher, too.

He empties the trash and takes it out without any encouragement. The only thing he could do to improve on this task is to tell me when we're getting low on trash bags, but that's really no complaint.

Some of his behavior has to do with his living alone for a very long time and his service in the military.

All I can say is he's a treasure and he definitely listened to his mother growing up.
__________________

__________________
"As a girl I had zero interest in the stove." - Julia Child
This is real inspiration. Look what Julia became!
Katie H is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.