"And there should not be a week's worth of recycling piled up on the counter when I get home."
"I mean, you will do the work necessary to ensure the recycling is in the appropriate place before I get home."
I'm trying to close some home making loopholes before leaving town for seven days of business travel.
There is nothing I hate more than coming home from any trip and having to clean my house. And I married a, well, let's just say I married a person who does not aspire to a clean house.
So I made some rules before leaving town, designed to help ensure my home is moderately tidy when I return from my trip to York, Maine and then Milwaukee, WI on Wednesday, 11/13. Here they are:
1. Dishes will be done, and not piled on the counter or in the sink. Piled in the dishwasher is acceptable, but no preferable.
2. When the trash is full, it will be emptied and the liners replaced.
3. The cat box will be scooped at least twice at least two days apart (meaning it can't be scooped once and then scooped an hour later).
4. Recycling will not be piled on the counter.
On the latter point, my beloved BMG said, "So the lesson here is throw the recycling out and then take out the trash."
To which I replied, "I don't care how you do it, I just don't want to deal with your mess when I get home."
This COULD be the theme of our marriage.