My Sims always sit down before putting away dirty dishes and books.
The bug seems to be present with multiple interactions. Some cause it more often then others. I had it in my retail lot when trying to restock things or ring up customers. Also when I tried to write music. The Sim sat down before getting up again and taking out his guitar.
Mods that help with the issue
- Put Away Items Fix by bobdbg (The mod doesn’t help with every instance of the issue but with the two most important ones)