halflingwitch said: Done and done, but no other reviews are showing.
It takes a while before they publish across the board, so sometimes I can see them before they’re visible everywhere (and your own App Store will only show you reviews from your country), and weirdly, positive reviews always take longer to show up. :/
So, if anyone who has updated to the newest iOS app update (1.4) would like to leave a review on the App Store, I’d consider it a personal favor. The App Store defaults to the reviews/ratings for the most recent version only, so once again, the same person who loves to leave book-length scathing one-star reviews (and weirdly, they’ve only ever left one-star scathing reviews for every app they’ve reviewed!) is the only one showing. This same person has done this for every update, so I’m pretty sure I cut them off in traffic or something.
While I’m hugely entertained by being called a boring grandma and a deceptive 12-year-old boy simultaneously, ratings and reviews are actually really important, and contrary to what this reviewer says, this app isn’t a vanity project for a junior high student, it’s actually really important to me.
So, if you have a few minutes, I’d really appreciate a review, even if you’ve left one for a previous version. Thank you!
Q: I work in an open office space, which means that there’s a big room where five of us have desks, and one of us—not me—is a hoarder.
There are piles of garbage, bits of half-eaten food, assorted shoes and toiletries, books, CDs, DVDs, magazines, and vinyl records all over this person’s area. We get periodic infestations of ants, and it wouldn’t surprise me if we had bigger vermin, though none…
So I’m on Easter break from college and it is going by way too fast. For some reason every single time I come home, no matter how long or short my time here is, I feel the need to completely reorganize and clean my room. It’s a problem, especially since I brought half of my dorm home on this trip because I won’t be back again before I move home for the summer. Regardless, I started pulling everything out last night and by the time I realized it was a stupid idea it was too late to turn back. So even though I have a week’s worth of homework to do today and had to tell my grandma that I couldn’t go to the movies with her, I’m finishing what I started.
This is my first documented ufyh, I discovered it back in the winter over my Christmas break and I actually like the idea of it. Here goes nothing, I give you the Before:
Last night I pulled down all of the boxes in that giant pile and a stack of blankets so I could put those clothes on the top shelf of my closet, they’re a combination of out of season clothes and too-small clothes I’m hoping to get back soon (yes, I’m that girl). I also cleaned out a rolling storage box that is under my bed that had more clothes in it, those got hung up and put in my dresser because they’re in season again now that it’s warmer. My computer is usually stored in the bottom of my night stand but I throw it up on my dresser when I play music from it.
First 20/10: No pictures for this one because you can’t tell I did anything. I took down a load of laundry and brought one up that I had thrown in the machine last night. I folded and put away those clothes as well as some that never made it off my floor when I was unpacking yesterday. Then I started to tackle the pile in front of my closet but time ran out and I got distracted by my volleyball.
Second 20/10: Unpacked and put away 3 bags and a tub of random items like school books, magazines, art supplies. I threw out a giant tower o’ boxes that I’ve been holding onto forever, except for a few that I’m determined to keep for whatever reason. Also emptied out a box of extra towels and put those in the rolling box underneath my bed. Most importantly, I finished my coffee.
Third 20/10: I ended this one with 5 minutes to go because I started to get bored. Got a bag full of fragile containers and coffee mugs because I’m addicted emptied out and hung up the scarves I had used as makeshift padding. I folded up and put away all of the plastic grocery bags floating around, I only keep them because I use them to line my little trash can. Then I just started stacking up all of the stuff I didn’t get around to so it’s not in the middle of the floor.
So now all need to do before I go back to school is finish my laundry, do a couple of dishes, and find places for the stuff piled on my bed. Oh, and homework :/ It’s no where near perfect but it’s enough to tide me over until I do it all again when I move out of my dorm.
You know it. You’re avoiding it. Whatever the pile of nonsense is that your brain manages not to register every time you see it, you’re going to spend 20 minutes dealing with it. Extra bonus points if you’ve been putting it off for months or years.
When you’re done, high five yourself on an extremely productive few hours, and then go do something fun.
Unfuck Your Saturday: Bathroom Deep Clean Challenge
For this 20/10, we’re venturing back into the bathroom. We’ve already given it a surface wipedown, but this time, we’re going deeper. Get the gloves on, get out the scrub brush, and pay some attention to the grime around the faucets, the mysterious film on the shower shelves, the medicine cabinet, and I bet your toilet needs a good scrubbing. If there’s time left, wipe down your walls. You’d be surprised and grossed out by what accumulates there.
This 20/10, it’s time to start in on your flat surfaces. Coffee table, end tables, dresser tops, counters, dining room table. Anything that’s horizontal and accumulating shit, attack it! Don’t forget to wipe down/dust once it’s clear.
This 20/10, get the vacuum out, and get to hoovering! Start with the area with the heaviest foot traffic, and cover as much ground as you can in 20 minutes. No carpets? Spend this 20/10 sweeping, Swiffering, or mopping. Show your floors some love!
This 20/10, it’s back to the kitchen to get a little more done. Continue with dishes, clearing off the counters, wiping down the appliances, cleaning out the microwave, and anything else that needs doing in the kitchen.
This 20/10, head into the kitchen and start with wherever the biggest mess is. If your dishes aren’t done (which they should be, ahem), start there. If they are done (yay!), weed out old or expired food in the fridge, give your stove top a thorough cleaning, or continue clearing the counters.
OK, break’s over! Next 20/10 time. Suggested challenge: bathroom wipedown. Put away all the crap on your countertops, then wipe down the counters, toilets, all handles and switches, spray some cleaner on the shower walls, and sweep, Swiffer, or vacuum the floor. Whatever you can do in 20 minutes.
Good morning, Team UfYH! Today we’re going to get shit done, one 20/10 at a time. I’ll be posting a LOT of challenges and suggested challenges. Obviously, only do the ones that apply to you, and work at a pace that’s comfortable for you. And, as always, excuses are boring!
So first 20/10: make your bed! If you have a washing machine, throw a load in. And clear off your nightstand, if you have one. Use the rest of your 20 minutes, if there is any, for general picking up.
Finally, some before and afters. Most of the time, I take some befores but never afters because I’m not satisfied with what I’ve done. An endless cycle.
But here we are. I live in a small bedrooms-off-a-long-hallway style apartment with no living room. But we have a little nook just big enough to fit a two person table and maybe two people. It’s one of the biggest problem areas of the place, a catch all for shit that later needs to be sorted through. You know the drill.
This is what I started out with. I also don’t have a closet in my room so that’s my closet. Clothes almost make it in there most of the time.
And twenty minutes got me this…
Clothes put away! Floor vacuumed! Table (almost) all cleared! And a candle has been lit! I would normally do the vacuuming last, but I felt like I was picking up too much dust and shuffling it around so it felt necessary. Also, I like to watch The Simpsons while doing pretty much anything, which explains the sudden appearance of my computer.
And after the final 20 minutes, I got this!
Hot damn does this feel good. I brought the table back down to it’s normal two person size and wiped it down. I also laid out the new rug I got today. I didn’t think it’d go there when I originally bought it, but I think I like the placement right now.
Not everything found a home just yet. Those two Trader Joe bags filled with clothes are now behind me in these pictures, out of view. They’re winter clothes that need to go to another place (they are not mine). They will soon be out of this apartment. I refuse to put them back where they were.
The place is also in a bit of transition period. Another person will most likely be joining us this summer (two to a room, no living room, yay), but then two people will be moving out, leaving just my significant other and I. It’s been a while since it has been just the two of us. And we plan on turning this little nook into a reading nook. Already got my eyes all over this chair. Their bedroom will be turned into a living room.
And one last lil view of the area:
(Hey there coolest record player ever, I’ll find a perfect place for you soon, I promise)
Next: Clean breakfast dishes and put away clothes that are all over my room.
Q: Do you have any tips or advice for dealing with a major laundry crisis? Basically the situation is such that I have avoided my laundry for way too long. Now all of the dirty laundry is in the walk-in closet such that you can’t walk-in. I can start doing loads, but then I can’t put it away because there’s still too much pile-up to get into the closet.