A tired wife has funny documented her husband’s failed attempt to keep their house tidy after striking over his claim that he was the only one doing the cleaning.
Jalie Gil, 27, from Florida, launched her first video on her @wifestrike TikTok account last week, explaining that she had to teach her spouse a lesson by refusing to clean up after him for a week.
Things quickly started to fall apart in the house, and in follow-up clips she showed how the laundry flowed over, his things were cluttered all over his side of the bathroom, and his shoes were on the floor.
Unbelievable: Jalie Gil, 27, from Florida, went on strike after her husband swore he was the only one cleaning their house and she has fun documenting the fallout on TikTok
Rod: Things quickly started to fall apart in the house and she showed how their laundry overflowed and his shoes were left on the floor
Can not bother? In a video, Jalie panned the camera to show how her husband placed the toilet paper on top of the empty roll instead of changing it
‘No, not cleaning,’ she said, noting that she especially would not scrub the skates he left on the toilet that morning.
Luckily, the inside of the toilet bowl was clean the next day, but she pointed out that the toilet seat was not. She panned the camera to show how her husband placed the toilet paper on top of the empty roll instead of changing it.
As for the laundry, he let it spread out over the couch so she could fold it, which she did not do under the terms of her strike. There was also a stray sock left on the floor that stayed there for several days.
Her husband was still trying to get a handle on the mess on day three with little improvement, according to Jalie.
His attempt to clean the bathroom resulted in a blue cleaner stain on top of the toilet while the plunger, the toilet brush and the rubbish bin were scattered on the ground.
Messy man: Jalie’s husband left their clean laundry over the couch and his side of the sink was cluttered with products and tools
Too busy? Jalie pointed out on day four that things were also left in the sink the next day
Difficult to handle: During the strike, the laundry room was constantly overcrowded and there was always at least one random sock on the floor
He later claimed that their toddler had overturned everything in the bathroom, but that did not explain why he did not pick it up again.
Their container and dryer were also crowded with clothes, which encouraged Jalie noted that this is ‘what the laundry room looks like when your husband does it.’
Realizing that his wife would not fold the clean laundry he left on the couch, he moved back into the basket, where it remained unfolded on day five.
He eventually cleaned the mess on his side of the sink, but he inexplicably left all the cleaning products on the counter.
The bathroom was also scrubbed down and Jalie gave credit where the credit was due, saying the toilet was the ‘best’ she has seen since they moved in. However, he failed to refill the toilet paper holder.
It’s him: Jalie gave fans a glimpse of her husband playing video games in the middle of the strike
Personal choice? On day four, Jalie’s husband no longer slept with pillowcases
Still messy: While finally cleaning the song, he left the cleaning products, which in a way defeated the point. He also failed to take out the trash
Throughout the strike, there was always at least one random sock on the floor and an object that her husband did not put away. He was also never able to get a handle on the laundry.
On the seventh day, she showed how the laundry was still all over the couch and laundry room and said it would not take over the chores.
‘Since the areas of concern have not been addressed, the wife strike must continue,’ she wrote in the video’s caption.
Many encouraged Jalie to continue and showed their support in the comments.
‘Today is IMPORTANT! He expects the strike to end after today. Hold on until he cleans up !! ‘wrote one person.
Frustrating: At the end of the week, the clean laundry was still lying on the couch waiting to be folded
Not very tidy: There was no toilet paper in the holder and his loofah and soap were left on the floor in the shower
Still going on: After the week was over, she declared that she continued the strike because ‘the areas of concern have not been addressed’
‘The strike continues: AS IT SHOULD,’ added another, while another shared: ‘Girl, good for you. Hopefully he will learn and change and you can all move on as a team in the end. ‘
Jalie told BoredPanda that she made the TikTok account on a ‘whim’ after her husband joked that he did all the cleaning during a conversation about household chores.
‘I knew there were going to be people out there with these husbands and cohabitants’ problems,’ she said. ‘I realized that I was not alone and that I was conditioned to line up after my husband, that he literally forgot that he ever left a mess.’
The mother added that there have been ‘small improvements’ in her husband’s behavior, but there are still problems.
‘I think one week is not enough and I will follow until the concerns are addressed,’ she said.