Unless you’re a neat freak, when it comes to housework, we all wish we could snap our fingers and the house would magically clean itself, from washing dishes to scrubbing the bathtub. For these 10 women, there’s an added item on the to-do list: cleaning up after their partner. In less than 140 characters, these tweeters shared their husbands’ messiest habits.
1. So Fresh, So Clean
Our bathroom smells misty fresh. My husband used @Listerine to clean the bathroom floor, sink, tub etc. He said “why not? Kills 99% germs.”
— Trish Lewis (@poodlewalker10) September 17, 2017
From now on, @poodlewalker10 may want to keep an eye on her husband when he reaches for the cleaning supplies. Although their home may have smelled fresh and clean, the couple’s supply of mouthwash was a little lighter that day.
2. The Amazing Race
Tested my husband to see how long he would go without taking out the trash and discovered it’s way longer than I could handle
— Julie Myers (@thejuliemyers) August 30, 2017
Taking out the trash is never fun, so @thejuliemyers tried to turn the chore into a bit of a game. Unfortunately, she found that when it comes to challenging her husband in the race to the Dumpster, she’ll always come in first.
3. Who Took the Cookie?
— jules serkin (@julesserkin) August 13, 2017
Chocolate lovers know there’s nothing quite like the joy of pulling a homemade chocolate chip cookie from the jar. But imagine the disappointment this one faced when she lifted the lid. Not only did @julesserkin find a single half-eaten cookie, her husband left behind the crumbs for her to clean up.
4. Last Call
My husband just threw my rum out. Like, took my glass to “clean up” and threw rum down the sink. pic.twitter.com/VrQq0vRq6U
— Rothweiler Events (@RothweilerEvent) September 20, 2017
Clearing dirty dishes from the table is always appreciated, but as @RothweilerEvent pointed out, guys may want to wait until their wives are finished before taking the dishes away.
5. Look Before You Sleep
My husband has a T-shirt on his pillow instead of a clean pillowcase because after 2 years he doesn’t know where they are. Hint: linen closet
— Pam Victorio (@NerdyPam) September 17, 2017
We all have our own methods of changing the sheets. Here’s what happened when @NerdyPam discovered her husband’s unusual way of making the bed.
6. What’s Under the Bed?
My husband has a bad habit of throwing his socks underneath the bed.
— ❀ Aлiнa (@AnnoyedForever) January 23, 2017
The mystery of what happens to lone socks has long gone unsolved…until now. Thanks to @annoyedforever, now we know where to find them.
7. Deep Cleaning
Me: Are these dishes in the dishwasher clean?
Husband: When you think about it, is anything ever truly clean?
— Gili Bar-Hillel (@gilibugg) September 30, 2017
Let’s face it: When it comes to washing the dishes, we’re all looking for shortcuts. Lucky for those of us who can’t stand the chore, one guy found a cunning answer to the question, “Are the dishes clean?”
8. You’re on Your Own
When your husband leaves his protein shake blender thing from yesterday in the sink expecting you to clean it. pic.twitter.com/JM3aA30jLH
— HaileyCheyanne (@HaileyCheyanne1) September 20, 2017
Cleaning up your own messes is tiring enough, but imagine adding the gruesome chore of washing out the blender from your husband’s day-old protein shake. That nightmare came true for this woman, but she seemed to take it all in stride. (Hey, Mr. @HaileyCheyanne1, we have a shortcut for you!)
9. Laundry Lessons
#1 sign you need to make your husband do laundry more… When you tell him to throw something in the washer&he asks which one it is ♀
— Elizabeth L. Baker (@elizbaker05) September 18, 2017
It’s never a good sign when your husband’s laundry skills are such that he can’t tell the difference between the washer and the dryer. @elizbaker05 thinks it’s time to take action.
10. A Little Soap in Your Mouth
My husband forgot to warn me that his aftershave spilled all over our toothbrushes and that he tried to clean them with soap. #welcomehome
— Alicia Winnett (@604fashionista) October 1, 2015
Sharing a bathroom with your hubby can mean an all-out battle for counter space. Things got a little too close for comfort when it came to @604fashionista’s toothbrush.
On second thought, maybe some of these habits are as endearing as they are annoying. In any case, life’s always better—even the chores—when you come at it with a sense of humor.