Do people move your stuff?

United States
August 24, 2008 10:44am CST
I am aggrivated AGAIN. My daughter has moved my stuff AGAIN!! I had some bamboo poles in the office so that I would be able to find them when I needed them in the garden. Well they are not there and like always she doesn't remember where she put them or that she even moved them in the first place. She is always doing this to me. I have told her and told her not to move my stuff unless she asks me first but she will go willy nilly and move things around and promptly forget what she moved and where she moved it to. It happens so often that now it just ticks me off majorly. Sends me into a right tyrade! Makes my blood boil. Does anybody do this to you? Does it irritate you when you can't find your stuff when you need it?
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18 responses
@leateagee (3667)
• China
24 Aug 08
Yes, its really irritating. I had an experience with that moving of stuff with my mom. Because I am very busy, she usually clean my room. Because she cares too much, she would rearrange some of the things in my room thinking that it would help me find it easier. But it didn't. I usually find the things I am looking for in the last spot I left it or I put special place for those such as like your bamboo poles. I do like help from others but they need to tell me so that I won't go crazy looking for it. Take care. Happy posting
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@LittleMel (14036)
• Canada
25 Aug 08
oh yeah but most of the time I was the one that moved it hahah an then after a while I went looking for it so you can say it's my fault :) why is it that your daughter moved your stuffs? I mean is she the one cleaning the house or she just likes doing it? since it really gets to your nerves be firm at her and tell her if she does it again and you can't find it she will have to go and buy the actual same thing no matter how much it will cost her that will teach her a lesson, I hope
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• United States
25 Aug 08
We all share in the housework in our family but she was cleaning the office after she had wrecked it looking for something else she had misplaced and that is when she moved my poles that are still MIA. My daughter has a tendacy to pick something up and walk around with it for awhile then lay it down somewhere it doesn't belong and then forget she ever picked it up in the first place. I would make her buy the replacements but she has no money the only money she has is money that I give her so that would be me buying the replacement not a very good lesson.
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@aville44 (125)
• United States
25 Aug 08
its not really a big deal. if they moved something, ask them where it is. If they forgot.. look for it. Then ask them nicely not to move your stuff
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• United States
25 Aug 08
I have been asking for years and years for my stuff not to be moved. It does no good. I still haven't found them.
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@GardenGerty (115924)
• United States
24 Aug 08
Yes, that does irritate me. It is never put away, really, but laid on top of something else.Then I cannot find my stuff. I also get very annoyed, however, when hubby leaves his cr*p everywhere, but when he needs it and cannot find it, he goes and buys some more. I just put a lot of stuff at his place at the dining table and reminded him that it needs to be put where it belongs. He says, yes, but he does not do it.
• United States
24 Aug 08
My daughter has a tendacy to pick something up walk around with it then lay it down somewhere and forget she ever picked it up in the first place. For example my tweezer mirror set......found...in the KITCHEN!!!
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
24 Aug 08
I have an 8 year old and a 1 1/2 year old. Nothing is ever where I leave it. Of course the baby can't really tell me what she does with stuff and my 8 year old refuses to admit that he has touched anything, so some things I STILL can't find.
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• United States
24 Aug 08
Your 8 year old sounds like my 18 year old. She absolutly refuses to admit to moving anything even when I point out that I didn't move it and grandma didn't move it who does that leave?????? It leaves her and she STILL denies it!!!!
@Jade13 (262)
• Malaysia
24 Aug 08
yes. My husband. He complains that I leave stuff all over the place. Well, may be I am not that tidy.But at least I know where they are when I need it. Once he moved (tidy) my stuff, sometimes I can't find some of my stuff. I will ask him about it, but he has not clue where he stuff(tidy) it...GRRR
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• United States
24 Aug 08
I still can't find them. They are not in the garage they are not in the office. I am about ballistic. I need to make something for my baby plants to climb on. GGGRRRRRR
@Sheepie (3118)
• United States
30 Aug 08
Yeah, there's just few things as annoying as that. Whenever I lose something, it doesn't take long for me to blame someone else for taking whatever it was I had lost. I don't think it is my fault to have been quick to blame when my stuff is also moved around a lot.
• Singapore
25 Aug 08
Ouch. Warn them or something... It used to happen to me too but I have taken tough actions and put in unmistakable terms that things in my room should not be touched. So now, people don't come into my room and take my things or move them without permission. That said, I am not a selfish person. I just like to know where my things are. If you want to take and use, that's fine but just make sure you put it back. If you want to take it and want to keep it, at least let me know so that I can get a replacement - instead of finding it is missing the day I need it urgently.
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@nengs10 (3188)
• Philippines
25 Aug 08
I don't also like it when people move or rearrange my stuff. Sometimes, in our house, when I can't find my things, I immediately call my wife and let her find it. Once I knew that she replace it, I tell her right away not to do it again. In my office, same thing happened. I like my things in the order that I want.
• India
25 Aug 08
Thius usually happens in in every home. The small kids while playing in the home some times pick up one thing place some where else and forget. I am not aware the daughter of the writer is grown up and of what age. Whether she has intentionally removed the stuf to irritate her or she has accidently removed and stored some where else. One shoud not get so irritated if the things are there and lying either in office or home you will find some time.
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@razor123 (979)
• India
25 Aug 08
Well sometimes my mom happens to move my stuff here and there. Say she takes a pen she misplaces it and then later on i can't find it Lol... But its fine i don't mind it much. I get angry only if someone loses my stuff which has happened to me many times. But all people are not the same so i don't kinda blame you for getting irritated and angry as such. But don't be harsh on your daughter. Explain things to her in a nice way. I'm sure she's a good girl and will listen to you soon and be a little more careful the next time. Shouting or aggrevating her might get her upset and cause her to behave the same way always.
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@guybrush (4660)
• Australia
25 Aug 08
Nobody would dare move my stuff ... hahahaa! I think I'm the one moving everyone else's. When any of my daughters come to visit, they wander off and leave cups, books, plates, phones and whatever else on the coffee table or in the kitchen - I keep picking them up and taking them to their rooms, only to have it all reappear again within the hour! It drives me mad, as I'm used to things being neat and tidy now they've left home.
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• United States
25 Aug 08
nothing of mine is ever safe or where i put it. and it stinks. either my 7 year old is moving it or the 2 year old. or even worse my husband. i hate it im always searching for my stuff after i put it somewhere
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• United States
25 Aug 08
Nope, and they dnot move their own either. LOL. Hubby and my son leave my stuff where it is, and the stuff they leave around such as garbage, or laundry or whatever, they dont move that either. They leave it for me, if they cant pick up and move their own things taht should be moved, they surely wont move my stuff that i dont want moved..lol. If they did move my stuff though, yes it would irritate me, i know where thigns are and i want to keep it that way.
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@falassion (419)
• Brazil
24 Aug 08
Curious that you said said, 'cause I was arguing about it yeaterday! The woman that cleans the house in here usually cleans the things, but doesn't keep'em in the places I left! For instance, as a person that plays guitar, I have picks.. And I lost the count of how many picks I lost due to "missplacing".
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@know21 (1251)
• United States
24 Aug 08
I live with my brother, and he's always putting things away in the wrong places. It takes me forever to find something. Just the other day I went to make cookies, and I could not find the cookie tray. Here it was under the cabinet where the plastic containers go.
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• India
24 Aug 08
Yeah, such things happen to me too. And its my mom who does move my stuff all the time in the name of organisation. I have to admit, she cleans up a messy study table or the cupboard, but it doesn't help and instead creates problems. Though i maintain a shabby looking bedroom, I'm quite comfortable with it as i know what's kept where but when things are moved even in an organised manner, it creates confusion and panic if I don't find my stuff quickly. I luckily have a solution to my problem which is to keep my room neat and tidy but unfortunately I'm too lazy too do so. Ignorance is not always bliss!
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• Canada
28 Oct 09
My husband and I are very good at respecting eachother's things, and eachother, for that matter. We like to make sure that our things are where we have left them, and so we don't move the other person's thinks. Also, we are both almost blind, so if he and I were to move eachother's stuff around, we'd never find anything again. LOL