They make these bungee cord-style straps that clip to the underside of your fitted sheet and keep them in place. (This is an example, but they’re easy to find in most places that carry bedding.) They’re also useful for memory foam mattresses, which are notorious for sheet-popping.
Also known as, oh god oh god I am a slob when I am studying and my real estate agent is inspecting tomorrow.
Many things fell off my radar while I was frantically cramming assignments recently. One of them was any semblance of sanity, and another was any organisation or tidiness in my apartment.
Now I have before and afters.
It’s a good thing Team UFYH don’t believe in shaming because oh my am I ashamed.
And now …
Yes, those are dishes. I am letting them drip-dry a bit before I put them away.
And now …
And now …
The lack of floordrobe is not visible in this photo, but I promise it’s gone.
And now …
Given how much I loathe cleaning, I am pretty damn proud of myself. Now, to see if I can keep it clean …
Unfucked my room this morning! And it only took two 30-10s! (I set my alarm for 20 minutes and find myself in the middle of something that I just need to finish you guys.)
Before, it was kind of awful. Here’s the main part of my room:
and the desk/closet area:
I did laundry yesterday and wanted to wait until everything had finished drying to put it the fuck away, so I came prepared to do that. After one round of cleaning, we have:
This was mostly a put-clothes-away round, though I got a few things off the desk and bed too. And finally:
Ah it’s so pretty. Welcome back to being a liveable space, room!
Side note: I’m pretty sure “Dammit I can’t see to rearrange my power tools bag because my dresses are in the way” is a pretty unique gripe.
Below the cut Unfucking includes
- unfucking a box fan
- computer room corner
- unfucking a friend’s computer (no pics)
This was what a corner of the computer room was like pre-unfucking…. back in February. I’ve been meaning to finish this project for a while. We had a painter come and do the windows so everything had to be moved and that kicked our butts in gear.
Excuses are boring.
so this weekend an unwelcome house guest moved out and I GOT MY BEDROOM BACK. yes. which meant cleaning out my temporary bedroom (aka tiny guest bedroom), moving into my real bedroom and taking everything i had in storage in the basement upstairs. also, a million loads of laundry. i took pictures because reasons.
i kinda was letting my room go crazy because i knew i would be moving out from it soon. i hadn’t done laundry in like 2 weeks, wasn’t bothering to take my trash out, etc. getting all my stuff out took forever!
my pile of laundry (most of it, i think a load was already in the wash and i found some more after i took this picture). all during the cleaning- and i cleaned from about 10 AM to around 7 or 8- i was doing laundry constantly. i should have counted how many loads i did because it was ridiculous.
this will eventually be a nice lounge space with my TV and a futon, but for right now it’s a dumping ground. i need to buy furniture because i just don’t have anywhere to put this stuff right now. i’ll slowly work on this, but at least all of this stuff is out of the basement!
tada, bedroom! complete with cat.
i decided to clean the bathroom just because i was on a roll. (the unwanted guest left a ton of stuff in the bathroom that she didn’t want to take with her in the move and decided to leave it all for me to deal with, not pictured). anyway i’ve kind of not touched this under sink area since we moved in about 7 years ago….it was scary. i don’t know what that black stuff was. but thanks to my trust magic eraser it’s gone! yay!
all in all i worked pretty much all day from 10 until 7 or 8, plus i was doing laundry until i went to bed at 1. i took two breaks for about half an hour each time. yesterday my back killed me but it was worth it!
getting my family to help me clean the house has become much more satisfying since i’ve started thinking of them as my forces and I the commander of a rag-tag troop that I will lead to victory through cleanliness
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