If you’ve ever lived with a Tidy Person, you’ve definitely witnessed the moment where you’ve pushed them too far.
Perhaps they’ve tripped over yet another errant shoe you’ve left lying in the hallway. But usually it’s because you’ve put a big plate in the small plate section in the dishwasher.
Now they have to remove everything from the dishwasher and restack it while sighing and tut-tutting.
Here are five things everyone who’s ever lived with a Tidy Person knows to be true:
1. There’s a system for everything.
You might think the medium-sized spatula goes in the utensil holder next to the cooktop, but you would be very wrong.
You see, the small spatula and the large spatula belong there, but the medium-sized spatula should always be placed in the drawer second to the top.
Every single item in the kitchen has a designated home, and the system makes precisely no sense to you. Big tongs? Utensil holder. Little tongs? Second drawer. Can opener? Second drawer. Corkscrew? Top drawer, on the right side, definitely not the left.
2. Your stuff will never be where you left it.
You get home from work, fling off your shoes as you walk down the hall, throw your handbag towards the dining table – miss – and shrug as the contents of your bag fly across the room.
When you decide – three hours later – that you need something from your bag, you’re absolutely shocked to find that it’s not exactly where you left it.
Somehow, the contents of your bag have made their way back into your bag and the bag in question is now hanging on the coat stand. And your shoes are sitting in their designated spot in the shoe storage bench the Tidy Person bought from Fantastic.
It’s almost as if someone has come along and picked up after you. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
3. They definitely don’t understand the concept of a “floordrobe” or “the chair”.
As a Messy Person you have developed a clothing system that makes total sense to you.
When you try something on and decide not to wear it, you chuck it on the floor. Why? Because you may want to wear it later and leaving it on the floor ensures you won’t forget about it like you would if, say, you hung it back up in your wardrobe.