Unfuck Your Habitat

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Excuses are boring.

  • Wash the dishes in your sink
  • Get your outfit for tomorrow together, including accessories
  • Set up coffee/tea/breakfast
  • Make your lunch
  • Put your keys somewhere obvious
  • Wash your face and brush your teeth
  • Charge your electronics
  • Pour a little cleaner in the toilet bowl (if you don’t have pets or children or sleepwalking adults)
  • Set your alarm
  • Go to bed at a reasonable hour

This week, it’s back to the basics: put it away, not down. Save yourself from wasting time and creating a mess by dealing with every item you handle the right way, right away.

Don’t put that coffee cup down on the counter, wash it or put it in the dishwasher. Bringing purchases into the house? Put them away and stash the bags right away. When you kick your shoes off at the end of the day, put them back where they belong instead of leaving them wherever they fall.

Put it away, not down.

Even on the weekend.

nunrepentant:

Before and after, kitchen edition. The space on the end of the counter and freezer build up really fast so we got a few folders and a storage box. The knitting is only there to keep it out of the way of the pet ferrets and the laundry is gone. Because of sifting out the pile of paperwork concealed in the before photo and shredding sensitive bits, it took 3 x 20 min sessions for an hour in total.

butmaybeimwrong:

So, this is my laundry room/office/husband’s closet. It is the catchall room for the entire house. I put the desk in here last year to have a place to study and have hardly used it because this room always looks like shit. I refuse to keep doing this!!! If I can get the rest of my house under control, then damn it, I can get this room under control too! This still needs work, but after five 20/10s it looks remarkably better.

bateshaus:

Since I finished the living room challenge a bit early, over the last couple of days I’ve been just talking other projects that have been lurking at me.  Feels so good to get things done!  My current challenge is going to be getting the things I want to get rid of, actually out of the house!

Okay, so here’s a few pictures (on a bunch of stuff that I did today, I don’t have before pics):

Holy catfish, I just realized that I didn’t take pictures of the stuff I did on Thursday! Oh well - let’s just say that I tackled a major trouble spot on my kitchen counter that’s been growing and growing, and whipped it into shape.  Mostly tossed stuff or put it away.  There’s still a few things there, I’m not sure what to do with them, and when we hit the actual kitchen challenge, I’d like to get them all off the counter.

Okay, here’s yesterday and today.

Before (obviously): image

And after: image

Before: imageAfter: image

The vitamin/OTC meds cabinet before: imageAnd after: image

Food storage and water bottles after: image

image

This cabinet had a random assortment of crap in it.  How it has cookie cutters on the top shelf (only the ones we use and like, will donate the rest), baking stuff and birthday candles on the next shelf, and the bottom two shelves are baking ingredients: image

Here are some stuff drawers all cleaned out: image (I really should give up the sushi makers, we have them for a couple of years and not yet made sushi.  We used to all the time, but we lived in the city and had access to the fixings.  Now, not so much.) image This has held together amazingly well over the past year

And then I did the candle/crap drawer. It went from this: image to this: image

I’ve got all sorts of stuff to donate and rehome.  I’m looking forward to it!!  Can’t wait to see what’s on next week’s challenge list!!!  :-D

  • Wash the dishes in your sink
  • Get your outfit for tomorrow together, including accessories
  • Set up coffee/tea/breakfast
  • Make your lunch
  • Put your keys somewhere obvious
  • Wash your face and brush your teeth
  • Charge your electronics
  • Pour a little cleaner in the toilet bowl (if you don’t have pets or children or sleepwalking adults)
  • Set your alarm
  • Go to bed at a reasonable hour

And then make your bed.

honkusgrogana:

Before and after :-)

  • Wash the dishes in your sink
  • Get your outfit for tomorrow together, including accessories
  • Set up coffee/tea/breakfast
  • Make your lunch
  • Put your keys somewhere obvious
  • Wash your face and brush your teeth
  • Charge your electronics
  • Pour a little cleaner in the toilet bowl (if you don’t have pets or children or sleepwalking adults)
  • Set your alarm
  • Go to bed at a reasonable hour

Excuses are boring.

  • Wash the dishes in your sink
  • Get your outfit for tomorrow together, including accessories
  • Set up coffee/tea/breakfast
  • Make your lunch
  • Put your keys somewhere obvious
  • Wash your face and brush your teeth
  • Charge your electronics
  • Pour a little cleaner in the toilet bowl (if you don’t have pets or children or sleepwalking adults)
  • Set your alarm
  • Go to bed at a reasonable hour

rad-i-cal:

Before and afters of yesterday’s cleaning debacle. I used the UFYH app (which I was leery about because an app’s not going to magically fix things- but the timer was awesome!) and through a series of 20/10’s kicked serious ass!

I’m definitely a marathon-cleaner kind of person (with my attention span/focus, it’s literally all or nothing with giant tasks), but breaking up the day really, really helped me. I still have a lot of work to do, but now that I’m over most of it I can take it piece by piece.

Off to tackle that mountain of dishes now!

MY APARTMENT SMELLS SO GOOD

(PS: sorry there’s only 1 before picture to 3 after’s- just use your imagination and fill in what I couldn’t bare to show with disgusting, kitty litter-y mess)