I don’t have depression, or chronic pain, or any real issue that prevents me from cleaning. Just a lack of motivation, bad habits, and sometimes just not knowing where to start.
Thanks to you, I now take a 20 minute cleaning break between watching shows on hulu.
Monday, I cleaned all 3 bathrooms in 20 minutes, and had time to do the cat litter too. Wednesday while the pizza was baking, I set to work organizing my laundry area, where the shelves are a mess of cleaners, light bulbs, pet meds, and everything else. Yesterday I took 20 minutes, sorted through the stacks off paper on the dining table and coffee table, and then still had 10 minutes left so I vacuumed the couch. I only vacuum the couch if we are having company. I have never done it just for me, just to have a nice, less fur coated couch for myself. It’s like once you realize how much you can do in 20 minutes, no cleaning task seems so arduous. Now I use my time on the phone to sweep up or clean the counters. When I enter or leave a room I think ‘What can I unfuck real quick’? I no longer have water glasses piled up in my office and living room like I’m preparing for the aliens from Signs. I only have dishes piled up in one side of the kitchen sink, as opposed to filling the sink to the point of unusability and the counter space around it.
These seem like little changes, but they represent a real and growing change in my habitat. Now that the basics are improving I can actually work on the deeper stuff and the total cluster fucks like our office (I will be posting a before and after when I tackle that). And when the house is decently clean it’s not on my mind making me feel guilty while I’m just fucking around on the computer or playing video games.
Your app is the first non-game or social app I’ve downloaded and it is changing my life.
Now I’m going to go vacuum my mattress (which I’ve NEVER done before) and change the sheets. And later today I’m going to unfuck my car (which hasn’t been cleaned in nearly a year).