What is Unfuck Your Habitat? And why should you do it? Well, our tagline is: “Terrifying motivation for lazy people with messy homes.” But it’s so much more than that. Yes, it involves some yelling and swearing. Yes, I will call you lazy if the situation warrants it. But, it’s about motivation, and support, and accountability. There’s a weird sort of void in the “taking care of your physical surroundings” stuff, in the archaic “how to keep a home” and “how to be domestic” arenas. It tends to ignore single people, or people without kids, or students, or people with pets, or people with roommates, or people with full-time jobs, or classes, or other shit going on. It assumes everyone is married with kids and one partner is around a lot of the time, and has a lot of time to devote to “housekeeping.” Well, we don’t all live that life. Very few of us do. Our lives are complicated and sometimes messy, and we’re often distracted and overwhelmed and lazy. Yeah, I said it. We’re lazy. There’s no real shame in that, but it’s something to overcome, at least temporarily. Because no matter what our situations are, we deserve better than to live in filth. We deserve to live somewhere with nice things we love, and to have a clean, calm place to be, when we’re not at work or school or any of the fifty zillion other places we go.
And our homes aren’t the only things that need to be unfucked. Our finances, our jobs, our relationships: there’s no end to the things we can fuck up. The important thing to remember is that there is nothing that can’t be unfucked. You just have to do it. You just have to overcome the compulsion to sit on the couch, on the computer, watching TV, and get up and do SOMETHING. Anything. So, Unfuck Your Habitat is about lighting a fire under all of our asses. Because when we accomplish something, especially something that seemed impossible, it feels awesome.
If you’re not into it, or not ready to do it, that’s cool. We’ve all been there, where inertia has us almost unable to make changes in our lives. But the whole point of this is that it isn’t hard. It’s almost never hard, and it’s almost never as big of a job as it seems. It’s just a matter of getting started.
So jump in. Cruise through the archives for some truly amazing before and after pictures. Don’t worry about catching up. This is about doing what you can, when you can. 5, 10, 20 minutes at a time. And then back to your normal life.
Here’s our welcome packet to help you get started.
Note: UfYH runs on Eastern Standard Time (GMT-5). If you live in a different time zone, challenges may appear at the wrong time of day for you. Rather than gleefully gloating that you can’t do the challenge because it’s not the right time of day, you have options! To counteract this perplexing phenomenon, do the challenges later. Or earlier, if you’re psychic. Whichever is appropriate.