Unfuck Your Habitat

You're better than your mess.

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  • 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

ktsaurusr3x:

So I’m not so good at sticking to 20/10s, but I finally cleared off my side table. It’s always surprising how much food I have to take out when I clean anything. I also finally moved that box which has literally been there since christmas. Plus threw away a bunch of bags of candy.

The real challenge will be keeping it this way, that’s always my downfall, but here’s to hoping!!

Excuses are boring.

I don’t like to invade other Internet spaces to defend myself or UfYH when someone takes exception to the site, but I do like to address those criticisms. Like this one (I’m not identifying the source because I do not advocate invading other Internet spaces even in well-intentioned defense. I ask people to respect this space, and in turn I ask Team UfYH to respect other people’s spaces):

Well, I had hope, but…

I couldn’t help but notice that this blog is targeted at “single people and people without kids.” While she does talk a lot about depression, what do you do if:

You’re clinically depressed AND have health challenges and you have two special-needs kids (one bipolar, one autistic) that demand nearly all your time. And you are in the lifestyle so disdained by this blog, but your caring spouse has to work incredible hours to try to cover the ginormous medical bills you all incur?

And swearing prolifically at me is NOT going to mo[t]ivate me. If that were all it took, I would’ve had an immaculate house long ago.

So fuck them and the horse they rode in on. And I don’t say that lightly, either.

Point by point:

  • UfYH is not targeted at single people and people without kids; it’s acknowledging that they exist and that there’s a noticeable void in systems and support for those (and other) people. On the About page, this is the exact quote: “It [the realm of other housekeeping blogs] 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.” There are lots of married people and parents who follow UfYH.
  • I talk a lot about what to do if you’re depressed or chronically ill and have demands on your time. A lot. 20/10s. Do five minutes. Clear one surface. Put it away, not down. It’s all there.
  • I don’t disdain any lifestyle. I just acknowledge that there are a lot of different ones.
  • I don’t swear AT anyone. I use profanity, because that’s how I talk, but I don’t direct that language as a weapon toward people. I use it in the overall tone and voice of the blog.
  • As far as “fuck [me] and the horse [I] rode in on”? Everyone’s opinion is valid, and I know UfYH isn’t everyone’s cup of coffee, but swearing at me isn’t going to motivate me to make a better blog.
  • 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.

gustograms:

ten minutes of tidying!

  • 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

never-wanted-to-dance:

So, after moving house 3 days ago I finally got around to sorting out the spare room today.

It has to multi-task as a guest bedroom, sewing room, music room and an occasional home office for me (my boyfriend has claimed the desk downstairs so I want one too, in a nutshell). It took about an hour and a half, with breaks, and it turns out there was indeed a usable room, desk and sofa bed under all of those blankets! John’s guitars and amps are also stored just to the left of the door, along with my mannequin and some of our boxes full of general stuff that is important enough to not be demoted to the basement, but not essential enough that we’ll need it all the time. 

I’m enjoying this room an awful lot <3

rayrayslife:

Procrastinating on cleaning the rat cage, decided to do something productive at least. A small task, but tupperware hell needed to be tamed.

I found a catdish and food scoop.. we don’t own a cat. We’ve lived in this apartment for a year and a half.. whoops.

blueevey:

All done! (Except I need to make my bed and shower) unpacked and cleaned. Only took me abt 4hrs. 3 months and 4 hours

fitandbalance:

Got inspired by tumblr and decided to clean my bedroom!

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

persephonemag:

The Comprehensive UfYH Guide to Cleaning Your Floors

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One of the many things I’ve learned while running UfYH is that there is a pretty significant number of people who don’t really know how to clean a floor. (more…)

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