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Pet Peeves and Home Habits

What Are Your Irrational Pet Peeves or Home Habits?

After sharing Brian Patrick Flynn's five decorating pet peeves on Tuesday, I got to thinking about decorating pet peeves that aren't so much about taste or aesthetics but based on habit and irrationality. One example of mine is blinds. I hate blinds. I don't hate the look of blinds, per se; some I find quite lovely. But for the life of me, I can't stand to have my blinds down. I think this goes back to growing up on a very wooded and private property, where we didn't need to bother keeping out sunlight or the eyes of prying neighbors. The thing is, these days, I live in a city where I have plenty of snoopy nearby dwellers, and not a tree to speak of to keep the sunshine out; I do need blinds! Oh but I hate them.One of my co-workers here at Sugar was recently telling me how her boyfriend has a borderline-OCD habit of needing to put away his fruits, vegetables, and meats immediately away into Tupperware as soon as he brings home his groceries, even those already prepackaged. He's convinced they'll go bad otherwise, which isn't entirely irrational, but the habit doesn't jibe with his otherwise laid-back, not-so-high-strung personality.

Do you have any irrational pet peeves or home habits like these? Please share them below!


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Julia-Millay-Walsh Julia-Millay-Walsh 6 years
RoaringSilence, I totally agree with you on the daylight. It's such a waste of resources. Anon, there's a brand called Mad Mats that makes them. They're polypropylene, for outdoor use.
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 6 years
I can't stand it when people leave their houses dark in the daylight, by pulling down blinds or curtains, and then turn on the electric light. What a waste of resources, and it doesn't look pretty, either. I also don't like clutter, but then again, who does. I think the worst cases are when people's bathroom counters are full of products, or when children's toys are all over the house. I think keeping a child's things in the children's room is important.
Julia-Millay-Walsh Julia-Millay-Walsh 6 years
Oooh I totally agree with all of these! Weffie, I always unload the bottom rack of the dishwasher first, so the water pooled on mugs doesn't splash the lower rack items.
Stacy-W Stacy-W 6 years
I don't like when square furniture (like a bookcase) is placed diagonally against a corner. I can't put my finger on why...just think it looks weird!
weffie weffie 6 years
It has nothing to do with decorating, but when the dishwasher finishes rinsing I always feel the need to open it and swish the excess water off the bottoms of the mugs so it's not still pooled there after the heat dry. Granted, this could be easily solved by having a more efficient dishwasher! I also can't stand when someone stops the microwave before the timer is finished and doesn't push Cancel. It drives me unreasonably crazy when I glance over to see the time and it's :06 :P
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