Imagine the scene; you've moved into your partner's house with all your stuff and he gives you full rein of the wardrobes, drawers and crevices he has used to hoard his belongings for the past few decades. You are quite shocked when you open the drawers and find a ridiculous amount of what you would describe as outdated tat, crammed in small spaces that is very obviously no longer needed, no longer used and just kept for no reason other than your partner has never bothered having a clear out. When you mention the outdated items you've found, your partner looks at you as if you've got two heads and claims he didn't know the stuff was in there anyway. Do you...
a) offer to clear it out for him, patiently asking what he does or doesn't want..
b) offer to clear it out for him, pulling your face every time he says he wants to keep something that is caked in dust and never been used for donkey's years..
c) not offer to clear it out, watch him go off to work waving sweetly from the window, then grab a few bin bags and do it yourself. After all, if it's stuff he didn't even know was in there, is he going to miss it?
NB, I'm not being sexist by referring to partner as a 'him', before you mention it!