So DH has been off all week. This has been great, because he's been doing projects around the house (he's a HUGE homebody) ALL WEEK. We have lots of decluttering and reorganizing to do before BOB comes in May/June-ish, so this time off is precious.
I have questions about different cleaning methods and how you and your DP handle them. DH and I got in one of those great marital spats that ended in me yelling "oh go **** yourself!" and storming out of the basement (totally ridiculous now that we look back
) over organizational techniques.
I pick a room, and do a clean sweep. Top to bottom, everything cleaned, the way I want it, and back in place. That way, even if the rest of the house is a shambles, I can go into the study, take a deep breath, and say "ok, I did the study, so I can do the rest of the house."
Keith will do all the floors in the house, leaving everything up on tables and couches, then do a project in the kitchen, then do one in the bathroom, etc. By the end of a couple hours, the whole house is trashed and all of the rooms are completely unusable (can you tell this isn't an unbiased opinion??
His POV is that he likes seeing a little bit of progress in each room because it makes him feel like something's getting done in a big way. I told him that all it does is stress me out because the whole house looks TRASHED.
Do any of you have this same problem with your DPs? How do you deal with it?