Being Called Lazy Caused This Woman to Go on a Cleaning Strike

In today’s modern society, it’s commonly accepted that being able to clean and keep a tidy home is a life skill and not a gender role. Apparently, this isn’t always the case. One woman decided to go on a three-week cleaning strike after her husband called her lazy and accused her of not cleaning up after herself. She dutifully shared videos on TikTok of how the weeks following his comments progressed.

a visual representation of a woman going on a cleaning strike What Caused the Cleaning Strike?

It all began with the woman posting a TikTok video with captions sharing her husband’s accusation. He basically said that he doesn’t know how someone could be as lazy as she was and that she never does anything around the house. She decided to put that theory to the test by going on a cleaning strike and posting updates on TikTok to document how progressively messier the house got once she stopped completing basic chores.

Cleaning Strike The TikTok Uploads Made an Interesting Point

As the mess started piling up, it become clearer who was the one actually handling the chores. Her husband insisted that, if she were better at cleaning, the house wouldn’t look as untidy. She continued posting updates to TikTok of their home looking progressively worse, with a sink overflowing with dishes, piles of unsorted laundry, and food left out. Instead of understanding the point and talking about how he could help and they can clean together, the husband responded to her strike by throwing out all her cleaning supplies.

Woman on Strike

The Man Faced TikTok User Criticism

In one of her TikTok updates, the woman revealed that this cleaning standoff lasted three weeks. At that point, the husband could no longer stand living in such filth and went to stay with his mother until the woman and their child cleaned up the home. TikTok users left comments criticizing him for leaving rather than cleaning. One user even wrote how they recognized the final stages of a marriage when they saw them.

Cindy Crawford Proves That a Luxe Patio Can Be a Great Outdoor Bed

Cindy Crawford

Outdoor daybeds were probably only thought of as furnishings for expensive hotel pools in the past. It’s understandable: until 2020, many people didn’t spend nearly enough time at home to consider purchasing something so enormous and elegant only for a backyard pool or patio. However, it is now 2021, and though many things have returned to normal, the tendency of devoting more time and money to enhancing the area outside the home shows no signs of abating. Yes, even large purchases like an outdoor bed are on the table, as Cindy Crawford’s version, which she showed on Instagram in late May, exemplifies.

Crawford has been uploading images of her ocean-front house for a long time now, generally featuring plush furniture, a cozy kitchen, and stunning vistas. Even she, though, has outdone herself with her family’s big patio and tranquil setting.

Crawford’s outside space includes a wide patio and pool area with views of the sea, which she has furnished to ensure she can fully enjoy its benefits. The space has plenty of soft chairs and places to put your feet up, but the best part is the model’s outdoor daybed, which she positioned right in the center of the patio, no doubt, to guarantee that everyone resting on it got the most sun and comfort.

Cindy Crawford lying on her outdoor bed

Having an Outdoor Bed Is Great for Natural Sleep

Crawford’s rendition makes a compelling case for eventually biting the bullet and installing an outdoor bed in your backyard if you’ve never considered it before. It not only has a surprisingly luxurious look, but it also provides you (or your guests) with an ultra-calming area to take a natural sleep, something that is difficult to do from a conventional teak chair. Furthermore, some are large enough to accommodate several people, which means less time spent carrying chairs outside for your next BBQ and more places for your visitors to sit and rest.

Add a Pool!

The only way to enjoy some outdoor daybed time is to visit a fancy pool. These cozy pieces, as Crawford has proved, are now appropriate on any patio, lawn, or balcony.