This is an area that I am all too familiar with. I had a male roomate who would not only leave his dishes in the sink (which was located directly next to the dishwasher), he would leave his body hairs on MY soap, leave take out containers with food still in it all over the apartment, and leave half full beer bottles and dirtyy cups all over the place too. Here is what I did... (knuckle crack)
ALL of the above and then some.
Not only did I put HIS MESS in HIS ROOM on HIS BED (even if he was laying on it), I also made a point to announce his mess to anyone who visited... LOUDLY. I would apologize for my house being such a mess but I simply did not have the time or patience to clean up after a grown man. I would also take his dirty underwear
, which he carelessty left on the living room floor (I still cringe),
and hang it outside on the fire escape for all to see.
If he had the nerve to complain about 'the mess' (which he did... a lot
) I handed him the nearest cleaning utensil and said.. "So Clean IT!" He would often say,"I am an adult. Don't treat me like a child and stop disrespecting
my stuff!," I came back with, "Okay, so act like it! Last time I checked, adults do not leave THEIR mess all over for the next person to clean. I AM NOT YOUR MOMMY!!! You must not like these things very much anyway if you carelessly leave them around. If you do not like the way I am treating your stuff than do not leave it laying around the common areas. I fit is in a common area, than it is fair game!" This would infuriate him, but after a couple of months of me 'disrespecting his stuff' he got the point. He was still a slob... but it was limited to his room and only parts of the kitchen instead of the whole apartment.