I'm blaming my father.
I remember as a child, my normally mild-mannered father, freaking out because someone forget to put the twist tie back on the loaf of bread. I learned my lesson and changed my ways.
I will never forget the look on my husband's face, early in our marriage, when I yelled at him for losing the twist tie to the bread bag. It was a look of part fear, part trying not to laugh, part 'crazy lady, you need to calm down!'.
Apparently I married a man who will lose the twist tie every time he makes a sandwich. Every. Time.
I've learned to adjust. I've stopped nagging and started hoarding twist ties just in case. Crisis resolved and our marriage was saved. :)
I think that has been the hardest adjustment for me in becoming a wife, mother, and homemaker. I like things to be the way I like them but in this full and busy house, rarely do things stay where I put them.
Another thing that really annoys me is broken DVD cases, or movies that are put back in the wrong box, or left out of their box altogether. GRRRRR!!!! You better watch out!
DVD storage has been an issue in our house for years. It was seriously causing stress in my life. That's why I am so excited that I think I have finally found a solution.
When we moved, I put all our movies in a milk crate, and because I couldn't figure out where to put them, that is where they have stayed - on the floor of my bedroom closet - for the last 8 months.
|Before - So embarrassing!|
I bought a media storage binder...seriously the best $20 I ever spent.
|After - Yay!|
I put the kids to work sorting through our movies. I didn't dare alphabetize them because I know they won't stay that way, but I did group together movies in a series (like Veggie Tales) and try to keep younger kid movies separated from ones for my older kids.
I didn't go crazy with organizing because my main concern was just getting them in a place where they could be stored neatly. We can easily flip through the pages to find what we are looking for, but also find ones that were previously forgotten about.
We then took all the labels out of the cases and stored them in a zip-top bag. The broken cases were thrown away and the ones I was willing to keep were put back in that ugly milk crate. The box is now in my attic. I'm keeping them for now. My thought is that I won't have little ones forever and when we do ever pass those movies along (or when someone borrows one) we can put them back in a case with their label.
It's only been a week, but so far it's working for us.
I know it's just a little thing, but I really think that it will make my life easier and my kids will hear one less of my crazy, pet-peeve rants.