Why is it control freaks have such a bad rep? I mean, I utilise many methods of Quality Control with my carers and family.
There are good and bad things about outsourcing your chores around the house and by saying that I’m talking about things I can’t do myself or they leave me exhausted and still trying to get through my admin/emails at 1am which is ridiculous.
I can only spend so much time watching how someone does something or I might as well do it myself. So, I’ve found ways to do quality control.
I ask my carers to wash dishes, but not dry them.
There are several reasons for this;
- I don’t see the point in drying dishes when they can be left to dry by themselves and I put them away later.
- It leaves more time for them to something else.
- If they dry the dishes they will stack them on the bench, I have limited bench space, so before I an even make my breakfast, I have to put them away. Or the carers will put them away. * I often can’t find things so I have to think where my carers would have put them.
- And likely the most important; I can check that things are actually clean! Because sometimes, they are worse than if I tried to wash them one-handed.
Today a carer containerized up some cat food from the supermarket, I gave her the containers and a small plastic crate to carry them all around to the fridge in one trip. When asked where they were, so I could put them in the freezer, she said she had put them in there already and some hours later when looking for the plastic crate to relocate my “Lunch making” things from the fridge to the kitchen in one convenient trip, I discovered she had put the crate in the freezer with the containers in it.
A complete waste of space in my fridge/freezer, as the smaller crate in the freezer, allows me to fit in plenty of other things if stacked correctly.
I had to drag out the larger crate and I discovered the containers had leaked and giving me another job to clean the inside of my freezer.
None of the containers had even been sealed properly.