Challenge: Walls. Really?
Yes. Specifically, bathroom walls. They get gross. They get hairsprayed. They get damp and mildewy. They get, well, they’re bathroom walls. Figure it out. Take 10 minutes with a rag with cleaning solution or some cleaning wipes (and if you use the strong stuff, make sure you’re wearing gloves and are working with good ventilation), and wipe down your bathroom walls. Top to bottom. As...
Challenge: All That Junk
sherlockcat: unfuckyourhabitat: That’s right, folks. It’s junk drawer time. You have one. I know you do. There are screwdrivers and take-out menus and pencils and hair elastics and ketchup packets and god knows what else. Dump it, sort it, toss it, clean it, and organize it. Do it. Doooo it. BEFORE! AFTER: All the manuals put with the other manuals in the house. The pens tested and...
gingery-gal asked: Thanks to the unfucking attitude I stopped putting off my final projects and got them all done before midnight of the day they were due, which means I got to go to bed early! So for all you procrastinators out there: UfYH WILL GIVE YOU THE GIFT OF EXTRA SLEEP AND IT IS BEAUTIFUL -A satisfied customer
youknownothing-ouiserboudreaux asked: A friend alerted me to a Mac app called SelfControl last night, and I don't know about you guys, but something actually blocking me from using Tumblr/Twitter/Facebook/etc for a set amount of time does WONDERS for unfucking projects.
Challenge: All That Junk
That’s right, folks. It’s junk drawer time. You have one. I know you do. There are screwdrivers and take-out menus and pencils and hair elastics and ketchup packets and god knows what else. Dump it, sort it, toss it, clean it, and organize it. Do it. Doooo it.
chiquorinha asked: Ew, I didn't know that about the fuzzy bathroom accessories. Do you (or any followers) have a good suggestion for something to put on the floor to avoid slipping on the tile, that doesn't have as bad a problem with mildew/germs/hair/whatnot?
Tumblr-specific challenge: unfucking your askbox
So the brilliant STFUSexists has a bit of an inbox problem. 899 asks (and I’m assuming more by now). And since Tumblr has no way of sorting, archiving, or otherwise working with asks, we’re about to get old-school on your inbox. Get used to the little check mark in the corner and the “Delete Selected” button. We’re going to be using them. Start at the end. These are...
imahorsesbutt asked: I love you! :) Today I unfucked my kitchen, my closet, and my room!
Things I've accomplished today:
acaciacatalina: Cleaned my desk. Did you know that it has a glass top, because I’d almost forgotten. Organized all my jewelry so now I can find all my necklaces and earrings and they’re all neatly put up. Put away like 20 bottles of nail polish that were floating around my room. And all the assorted nail polish stuff. Put away what had to be at least half my wardrobe that was on the floor....
I have 899 messages in my inbox.
stfusexists: I need the geniuses at “Unfuck Your Habitat” to help me unfuck my Tumblr stat. :( Happy to help! Let me sleep on it (this is my way of saying I’m old and it’s past my bedtime), and I’ll come up with a plan. And maybe not put it as an ask so as not to add to the fuckery. (And much obliged to prehyped for clearing up the provenance of the Unfuck Your Habitat...
Logged on to double check tomorrow's posts
and I have 24 new followers in the last two hours. Welcome aboard! I yell, I swear, I use guilt as a weapon, and I celebrate with gifs. I look forward to hearing about your adventures in unfucking.
Monday Night Challenge
You know what’s coming: Wash whatever dishes are in your sink. Set up coffee/tea/breakfast whatever for the morning. Get your outfit ready for the morning, including any ironing that needs to happen and the location and acquisition of any and all accessories. Find your keys. Put them somewhere beyond obvious, like on your purse or in the middle of the counter. Make your lunch for...
Scheduling tomorrow's challenges
and then taking a much-needed night off of the Internet. I wish you all productive evenings.
nirvanahcrane asked: As I skulk around my home in the dark because my hayfever has turned into a nasty eye infection, I thought a good quick challenge might be cleaning of make up brushes. I normally only do it when something like this has forced me to, I imagine I'm not the only one who leaves them dirty for far too long!
sexypandapants-deactivated20120 asked: Can I have a reward gif? Even though today was awful I still unfucked my vocal repertoire, sent important scary emails, unpacked, and went to work!
soillfightmycorner-deactivated2 asked: one thing this blog has taught me is the value of just DOING IT for at least twenty minutes at a time. see, i have a hard time with cleaning. i see a mess, i go 'no thanks. i would rather be on the computer or take a nap.' its like the mess zaps the energy out of me. but with your blog i've been doing light cleaning every day plus the challenges to get rid of problem areas, and...
doe-eyed-debtor asked: hey hey hey! i made an unfucking playlist! i'm actually listening to it right now and i'm going to post it for the person who was asking about music for unfucking! go team!
soillfightmycorner-deactivated2 asked: i have so much homework, but i also need to unfuck my suitcases (my version of the boxes) for the challenge. ugh. i also want to let the suitcases wait until this weekend. i say i do both homework and suitcases.
soloerescris asked: Hello there. As the messiest of the messy grad students, I love your concept. Also, because I have adhd (inattentive) I have found that working on 20-mins periods is the best. Just set the alarm and don't stop cleaning until it rings. It helps me because it is not enough time to bore me or distract me. Just a suggestion that might help other adhd brains.