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

persephonemag:

Ask UfYH: Don’t Give Me This Whole “Men Don’t See the Mess” Bullshit

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[Original publication date: Jan. 2, 2014]

Q: My boyfriend and I just moved in together, and although we agreed on splitting the chores, I’m doing most of the cleaning. My boyfriend says it’s because men just don’t see dirt and messes like women do. 

A: Oh, sweetie, your boyfriend’s full of shit. (more…)

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In case you missed it the first time around…

beautiful-blithering:

Unfuck Your Habitat before and after.

blacklightkitty:

The fall semester starts the day after Labor Day, and my wonderful fiance assisted me in unfucking and reorganizing the Den of Creativity (DOC) so that I have study space.

Gone is my little corner desk, replaced by his 6-foot DJ gig table. I now have room for my laptop, desktop, tablet, and piles of books, binders, and notebooks. He was so sweet to give up his gig table for me, and I’m determined to make good use of it. 

The cat litter box is now hidden away under a table, which I can use as a staging area when getting ready in the morning. The kitties seem to like the little extra privacy.

My pink file cabinet is no longer 4 junk drawers, but is tidied and organized and ready to receive my school stuff.

Since my closet is also in the DOC, I wrangled that mess as well. Even the rat’s nest of jewelry has been dealt with and sorted.

My fiance also set his DJ equipment up again, in a nice ergonomic way. He replaced all the old speaker wire and ran new, and all the blacklights (except for one) have been plugged in.

I love the way this room looks now. I’m tempted to rename the room the Den of Productivity!

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And can I have some props for the jewelry organizer? :)

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Last thing - can someone please tell me how to insert multiple pictures in Tumblr posts, side-by-side? I originally had this post with multiple large pictures one after the other, and hated how it looked so I created photo collages. I see people that have before and after pics side-by-side, and I don’t know how to do that!

For the side-by-side pictures, make it a photo post instead of a text one, and then you can drag and drop them in the right order. I think there’s a limit (ten, if I remember right) to how many pictures you can put in a photo post, though.

cumberdoom:

One thing I’m really really proud of that I accomplished before leaving for France was this epic unfucking. Took me about three days straight, but god it was worth it. I also managed to get rid of about fifteen boxes worth of stuff that I never use. Hooray!

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

Look around. Find five things that aren’t where they belong. Put them away. Resume dicking around on the internet.

trulysophisticat:

I keep bitching about wanting to have control of my space and dream about having a cute well decorated apartment, but reality is setting in. it takes a lot of work and time and discipline to get anything worth wanting. 

The biggest hurdle right now is learning healthier cleaning habits. My mental illness (depression, anxiety, ptsd) has given me a steep learning curve, so i am overly experienced in some life skills but extremely deficient in others. 

Now after getting in a healthier environment I have to un learn so many bad habits and it’s frustrating, and sometimes i wish I could just be normal. 

I decided to do some 20/10’s. (20 minutes cleaning, 10 minutes of break) and I’m on my 10 minute break. i managed to get the dishes done at least, and once I got started doing more doesn’t seem as daunting I can clearly see where to start and how to finish. Hopefully I can get this place livable again. Hopefully. 

Here’s the before

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And here’s the after

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It’s a small start, but at least it’s a start. 

This doesn’t look like accepting your fate. This looks like making really significant progress! It looks great.

Excuses are boring.

Asker jessyrhian Asks:
Hi! I have a request, if that's alright? Would it be possible to queue the unfuck tomorrow morning post twice? I find it really helpful, but as I'm in the UK it's 2am here when it posts, and usually when I see it I suddenly notice the time, panic, and have to get to sleep asap, so rarely get the list done (I know, I suck at keeping track of the time!) If you could that'd be awesome, thanks!!
unfuckyourhabitat unfuckyourhabitat Said:

Hi! Unfortunately there are about 40 time zones, so if I did the unfuck tomorrow morning and make your bed posts for every time zone, that would be 80 posts a day just on those two, and I don’t think I’d have any followers left to see anything else I might post.

What you can do, though, is set the post to reblog at the right time for you (when you go to reblog, use the blue dropdown that says “reblog,” hit “schedule” and then enter the day/time you want it to post). That way, it’ll pass your dashboard at the right time for you.

Or, I created an If This, Then That “recipe” that will automatically post the list to your Tumblr at a time you designate.

  • 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

mkissa:

Just came back from a 3 day road trip and back to unfucking my habitat! I actually unpacked (usually this takes about a month) and put my luggage away and got started on the absolute worst area of our house: our coffee table and sitting area. Sad, because it’s where we spend the most time. 1 trashbag, 1 giveaway bag, some Pledge and 3 - 20/10s later it looks pretty good. Still need to vacuum the carpet but there is a broken band on our vacuum. I swept the carpet as best I could so at least there is a little improvement with the floor.

trickywooesq:

My best friend is coming to stay with me for a few days, so time for a few 20-10s on the highly used areas. Honey and I use different blankets, so the bed looks a little lop sided. Octopus the Asparagus (yes, that is correct) is my laundry guardian.