The 9 Most Aggravating Husband Household Fails (PHOTOS)

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Let me start this post by stating that I love my husband very, very much. He's a great man, a great partner, and a great father. He possesses many exemplary qualities, not the least being his ability to put up with me and all my annoying habits (chronic sinus sniffling, inability to screw the peanut butter jar on tight, terrible habit of leaving all the cabinets in the kitchen gaping open, paralyzing fear of spiders, etc.).

THAT SAID, there are a few things he consistently does around the home that drive me absolutely batshit crazy. Please observe my meticulous photo documentation of these 9 husband fails and tell me -- am I justified in my wifely rage? If found guilty for reasons of household insanity, do I have a shot at a sympathetic jury? *craftily begins planning courtroom defense*

The dirty cereal bowl, caaaaaaaaarefully placed RIGHT at the juxtoposition of sink and dishwasher.


Speaking of cereal: are all the boxes left open so as to more efficiently allow the contents to become stale? Ding ding ding!


Points for not just leaving the empty cardboard tube on there, I guess.

Ohhhhh, so close. AND YET.


"That one paper? It's on my side of the desk," he says. O RLY? Excuse me while I send in a team of highly-trained search and rescue dogs.


Random Occurrences of Dropping Off the Face of the Earth, Cellphone-Wise. Hello? Hello? THIS IS THE UNITED STATES ARE WE REACHING?

"What? I did the laundry." No dude, you put a bunch of clothes in the washing machine, turned it on, then all thoughts of laundry instantly left your brain forever and ever, and all the clothes got mildewy-smelling from sitting in their own moist juices, and they by default became MY problem. WASH + DRY + PUT AWAY = LAUNDRY.

Hey I just vacuumed
and this is crazy
But you tracked in a shitload of dirt
so clean it maybe?

Whew. I'm glad I got all this off my chest. So, tell me -- what household habits does YOUR spouse have that drive you nuts?

Images via Linda Sharps



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Jennifer Kupper Swan

Used tissues randomly left all over (he has allergies, I buy boxes of tissues by the gross).  Allergies or not, gross.  Even worse because the dog helps to clean by eating them and then gets constipated and obnoxious gas as a result.

Assuming that because I am a SAHM that my sole job is to go behind cleaning up after him - dishes, clothes, tools from projects.  Wasn't bad when he was only home on weekends, now he works from home two days a week.

Glasses - he has this insane sniffer that smells dish detergent so he pulls them out and sniffs one at a time.  Never thinks to put them in the dishwasher or even sink.  I have memory issues and think that I forgot to put them in the cabinet.  The kicker?  He refuses to use a glass more than once.  So I bought Solo cups - guess what I find all over the house???


Jennifer Kupper Swan

And honestly if you think your husband's desk is messy, you haven't met the tornado that runs through both offices in our house (why my husband needs two offices is beyond me).  God forbid I have a pile of recipes that I need to go through, that lands in the trash.  Grrrr!

nonmember avatar Em

That laundry thing is so gross. I thought my husband was the only one who did it.

nonmember avatar taylor

HAHAHA!!!!! This made. My. Morning. Linda Sharps, for the win!

EvaSa... EvaSamuel

My favorite is the toothbrush put down on the sink touching the (you guessed it!) TOOTHBRUSH HOLDER!  Actually, I am being facetious, I hate it.

nonmember avatar Mike M

Some advice I have is to ask your husband how important (perhaps on a scale of 1 to 10, or any other way you wish to convey different priorities) each of these things is so you can compare his views to your views. Guys often have different priorities for cleanliness and women may often take that to mean that they don't make good husbands, but it just means that men and women are different. Ideally we will both make compromises and accept each other as we are rather than expect others to do what we want them to do (as that is being selfish).

For me personally the only things that would bother me are the cereal boxes being left open (assuming the bags are open and that they are cereals that I eat - if it's for someone else and they don't mind stale cereal then I wouldn't worry about it) and the dirt on the floor (assuming that I'm the one who tracked it in; if it was someone else I'd prefer not to stress out over it).

Andrea Byrd Plate

LoL; the laundry thing is spot on.  I've actually made smart-ass comments to him about the invisible hamper that only he can see.  In addition, he's been known to throw his dirty clothes down on his closet floor ( we each have our own) and then get pissy when they aren't clean.  Um, dude, I don't check your closet floor for dirty clothes!

Also leaving the remotes all over the living room instead of placing them in their designated space.  Drives me nuts.


nonmember avatar Laura

Wow i feel like i wrote this article. My husband is identical!

Sierr... SierraLynn

Lmao!! Love it!

My husband cannot seem to rinse any dish out, at least he gets in in the sink. Will toss his clothes all around the laundry basket, god forbid he actually gets one in there. Somehow manages to get the entire bathroom floor soaked getting out of the shower, we have 2 mats to help catch the water, and I end up almost breaking my neck on a daily basis.

nonmember avatar Nicole

ALL of these my husband does. One more...Apple sticker stuck in the sink (garbage is a few inches below).

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