As you will see from the Rules page, one rule has to be with not being messy. I leave messes wherever I go. I always have. My HoH is constantly picking up after me. The mess doesn't bother me but it has always caused friction in our marriage. Before you jump to the conclusion that he is an OCD clean freak, just know that he is not. My messiness extends beyond the normal "mess." Our house is never impeccably clean, and my HoH doesn't expect it to be and neither do I. The messiness he is referring to in the rules is just the general respectfulness to pick up after myself, i.e. don't leave clothes laying around the bathroom or room, don't let dishes pile up on my night table, etc.
This morning, after showering, I left a wet towel on HoH's side of the bed. I don't remember leaving it there, but clearly I did. When we were leaving to go to breakfast, I happened to be waiting in the car when HoH came out to get me. He held my hand, and told me he wanted to show me something. He brought me to the bedroom, and showed me the wet towel on his side which had now made his pillow and side of the bed wet. He discussed the rule of not leaving messes and decided a punishment was in order.
The punishment he decided on was small - three spanks - because he could tell that I had attempted to not leave a mess. I had put my clothes away and folded the other towel. I was secretly relieved that it would be only three. We went into the basement, and damn he hit hard. Then we went to Walgreens where he bought a flat brush for next time while we wait for the paddle we ordered to come in.
Yes, we ordered a paddle. A picture of it is below. This paddle is supposed to be easy to handle. It is 1/2 inch thick and made of polycarbonate. It is 12 inches long, and 2 1/4 inches wide. It is strong, flexible, and will not crack. The 6 inch handle is no-slip, it is semi-clear in color, and lastly, all the edges are smooth. We bought it from CANE-IAC online. They have an amazing selection.