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« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2008 09:42:00 AM »

lol! i love this!
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« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2008 06:20:27 PM »

I like 'em!

We've got a system worked out here that suits us both.

As I have an ultrasupremehatred of doing the dishes, and he has the same sentiment towards the bathroom, we take care of these things for each other. The rest of the rooms in our apartment, we do together, which makes it faster AND no one feels bitter.

And we're both cluttery artists by both nature and upbringing...so it's cluttered, but clean!

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« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2008 06:52:57 PM »

I hope this works!  I agree that you should specify to shake the rugs outside, and also maybe exactly what you mean by "a bit of comet" etc.  I told mine that and he used at least 3x too much.
Ditto on the care/replacement of sponges and rags.  Sometimes they don't know that they have to be allowed to dry.

Also, remind him to clean.  A lot.  I give mine a list and remind him of it at least twice a day, but alas, only one thing gets done every couple of days.

Boys.
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« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2008 09:16:30 PM »

You are an angle for putting this together!

Good luck getting him to use it.  If you do you should get it copyrighted, you definitely have something good going on.
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« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2008 12:16:27 AM »

wow-I wish my boyfriend would have had a list like this. When he moved out of his last apartment, I spent 2 entire days on my hands and knees scrubbing everything in the bathroom.
but I have to say, the toilet image that you used is quite grotesque Tongue
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« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2008 05:03:23 AM »

If you do you should get it copyrighted

Actually, the second you *make* it (not think of it, ideas aren't copyrightable), it's copyrighted. You don't have to do anything.  But people sometimes forget not to steal from others or ask permission, so for extra security, you can add a Creative Commons seal (you have to register for that, they have many options, very cool) or just (c) Your Name, Year (which you don't have to register for, like I said, it's automatically copyrighted to you).

But I agree that you could totally print a bunch, laminate/plastify them and sell them to girl-less boys!  Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2008 05:14:36 AM »

Thanks for all the comments. 

I told him I posted it and that everybody was doubting, so now he's bound and determined to do it. 

Also--thanks for the ideas about greening up the cleaning routine. I've been planning on doing that once MY cleaning supplies run out (I figure if I throw them away it's just as bad as using them, so might as well use them up first).  I don't swiffer--but I know he's super lazy. I might have to knit him a few covers for the swiffer. 

As for shaking out the rugs... he has to do it inside. The apartment he lives in has a strict rule about shaking things outside.  I usually ended up vacuuming them and shaking them, but had to be super careful so the vacuum didn't eat them.  I didn't want a phone call about a vacuum eating  a rug.  Tongue

And thanks, Imagine, for pointing out intellectual property rules.  I'm a graphic designer by trade.  Anybody who wants to use it off craftster can do so, or PM me for a PDF.  But it's pretty specific to how I like things done. My boss saw it and had me print one out for her daughter b/c she's having a similar problem w/ the boyfriend.

When we actually lived together, he did all the chores I loathed---DISHES and trash duty...but I still would have liked him to help me clean occasionally.  He vacuumed when I asked.  All in all, he behaved well.  I thought I'd train him so he wouldn't have to live in filth when I'm not living with him, or in the off chance he decides that I'm not the one for him, so that the slag that steals him from me will have a clean pad. (but judging from my avatar, I really don't think anybody wants to steal him...hehe).
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« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2008 08:33:25 AM »

If you do you should get it copyrighted

Actually, the second you *make* it (not think of it, ideas aren't copyrightable), it's copyrighted. You don't have to do anything.  But people sometimes forget not to steal from others or ask permission, so for extra security, you can add a Creative Commons seal (you have to register for that, they have many options, very cool) or just (c) Your Name, Year (which you don't have to register for, like I said, it's automatically copyrighted to you).

But I agree that you could totally print a bunch, laminate/plastify them and sell them to girl-less boys!  Cheesy

nope, sorry. the poor man's copy right is only partially defendable. In order to fully prosecute someone for stealing your art or your creation, you MUST register it with the US copy right service (if you are in the US). apologies - we're in the process of getting all my husbands work registered so am getting pretty familiar with the process.
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« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2008 08:41:52 AM »

If you do you should get it copyrighted

Actually, the second you *make* it (not think of it, ideas aren't copyrightable), it's copyrighted. You don't have to do anything.  But people sometimes forget not to steal from others or ask permission, so for extra security, you can add a Creative Commons seal (you have to register for that, they have many options, very cool) or just (c) Your Name, Year (which you don't have to register for, like I said, it's automatically copyrighted to you).

But I agree that you could totally print a bunch, laminate/plastify them and sell them to girl-less boys!  Cheesy

nope, sorry. the poor man's copy right is only partially defendable. In order to fully prosecute someone for stealing your art or your creation, you MUST register it with the US copy right service (if you are in the US). apologies - we're in the process of getting all my husbands work registered so am getting pretty familiar with the process.

Thanks, animegirlie.  I'm not worried about this, but more or less other endeavors.  That info is helpful.
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« Reply #19 on: September 23, 2008 10:08:27 AM »

I hope this works for you!!
I have the same situation with my boyfriend; I ended up putting hypothetical price stickers on everything to help him understand that the cleaning fairy is a mythical being.  For example, a clean pair of put away socks is fifty cents, clean dishes are five dollars, (I hate doing them) and a cooked meal - well, he can't afford me really.
Good luck!
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