I'm waffling between sarcasm & groaning.... So here's both:Well isn't that NICE?!!!andUgh!!! Been there done that!I can give you two suggestions - both I've followed depending on my level of tolerance for the day.... I have grumbled & re-done stuff myself... OR I have called whoever did the job wrong/crappy/not-at-all and re-instructed while I stood there & watched.Probably the 2nd suggestion is the better way to go, if I'm honest with myself. It shows them how to organize & how to do a job properly. It also teaches them that they have to be responsible for their actions & to accept responsibility for what they've done & how they've done a job. (Dang... how come the one that takes the most work/energy sounds like the one that's better for the kids... darn kids)
LOL I think we have all been there. I have to agree with Livn' and say that I too have called then out to redo the job they just did. It will be a lesson well learned.
Haha...that's what it looks like when I put groceries away. My 20 year old son always comes along behind us and organizes it!
I'm going to be honest, I tend to waffle in these situations. The same things happens with my linen closet and I just say "at least the towels are put away"! I usually say the same thing with the pantry but since I've been trying to keep it organized it grated my nerves a little. I went ahead and straightened it up myself since he was going to be around for a few days but next time he's going to get it :)
As a 60 something year old who is almost done raising 7 let me just say I am blessed that hubby made up the Rules of the Castle years ago and if my son left the pantry this way he had two choices straighten it or have a cash charge to his account. Now let me explain each of the kids had chores they were required to do as part of the family , then there were additional chores they could do off a running list to earn a bit of cash, then there were chores that they should do out of simply being asked by a tired parent. Every time extra chores were done cash was added to an account (fun money) every time that they did not complete a chore right cash backed out of the account if they were in the hole they had to work it off. The system worked wondefully! No yelling , no hurt feelings , It was baically like a job top preformance or no top pay.