We live with our inlaws to save money. It's agreed that this is a roommate situation and that everyone has to do their part. Well my inlaws are complete slobs and it's very frustrating. I'll clean and basically unless I clean it, it doesn't get cleaned again. My MIL told me that she would vacuum the living room before I came home from the hospital with the baby. She had the vacuum sitting in the living room but didn't actually use it. I told her a few times over the next two weeks to do and and she never did, finally I started to do it then she finally took the vacuum after I was halfway done with it. Then when I got angry with her for messing up the kitchen I just cleaned and told her that I'm sick of her not cleaning up her crap she said "I clean all the time, I just vacuumed the other day" uuh yeah, after I did half of it.
I stopped taking turns with the dishes. I never leave a dish in the sink, and never eat until the pots and pans are washed first. Well she hardly does dishes and lets them pile up, finally I had to tell her that she gets one sink and I get the other and no more taking turns because I was ending up doing them all the time. They let theirs pile up for days then tries to say that some of them are mine. GRRR
I'm not a dirty person, my home is usually spotless. I can't stand to look at the mess around here but at the same time it's not fair that I should have to do all the cleaning. No one has even cleaned the kitchen or bathroom besides me since being here. And when I do clean I don't even get a thank you.
This might seem kind of petty and I'm sure some of you might say that I shouldn't complain because we live here rent free but I would like to say that they wouldn't have this house if we hadn't helped. They paid cash for it (so there is no morgage at all) and DH quit his job (making $2500 a month)and came down here (from WA) to help renovate it. During that time I had to move in with my MIL and pay almost twice as much in bills because she couldn't afford to live where she was living on her own. We have bent over backwards to help them so they owe it to us to let us live here while we renovate our own home as was our agreement when we agreed to help them out years ago.
I would also like to say that MIL doesn't work and FIL rarely works and does odd jobs to get the bills paid but he's also home the majority of the time. Every month we pay our share of the bills but they slack on theirs, so when a big shut off notice comes in the mail guess who usually has to pay it (because they don't have the money) Us. I use to just give them cash for our share but I found out they weren't paying the bills with it so I started to just call and pay with my debit card instead to make sure it actually gets paid. Extremely frustrating.
Thanks for letting me get this off my chest.