Unfuck Your Habitat

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ealasaidh:

This UFYH thing is addictive. Did half the bedroom last night, which included doing three loads of laundry, plus folding the remains of last week’s laundry. Also, sorting and putting away a ton of crap. WOOT! 
It helps that we’re going on vacation soon, and I haaaaate going away and coming back to a messy abode. I want things neat, darnit. (I’m the kind of person who washes their sheets and towels the day before leaving so they’re nice and clean when they get back. If I had more sheet sets, I’d probably change my sheets just before leaving, so I’d return to UNSLEPTUPON sheets, ohhhh divine.)

ealasaidh:

This UFYH thing is addictive. Did half the bedroom last night, which included doing three loads of laundry, plus folding the remains of last week’s laundry. Also, sorting and putting away a ton of crap. WOOT! 

It helps that we’re going on vacation soon, and I haaaaate going away and coming back to a messy abode. I want things neat, darnit. (I’m the kind of person who washes their sheets and towels the day before leaving so they’re nice and clean when they get back. If I had more sheet sets, I’d probably change my sheets just before leaving, so I’d return to UNSLEPTUPON sheets, ohhhh divine.)

ealasaidh:

Spent a couple hours yesterday unfucking my den (which houses my computer desk and bookbinding work area). Before shots on the left, after on the right. Yeahhhhh! 

I gotta do this whole “before and after photos” thing more often, it makes me feel even more badass than not having to step over a pile of crap to get to my work area. Although I suspect it’ll take some practice to get good at selecting angles where one can actually appreciate the work that’s gone in. 

Whatever. I unfucked my den! GO ME!

PS: You can’t tell, but my den is right next to the kitchen (the floor plan calls it the “dining room,” haha.). Hence the huge shelf of booze, which is at the end of one of the kitchen counters.)

cyphersushi:

So this weekend we didn’t have anything planned, besides a standard “recharge by hanging around at home”, and I took this opportunity to finally get som Unfucking done in our house. Now, before I found Unfuck Your Habitat I would have started a marathon cleaning session on Saturday, cleaned until it hurt too bad to continue and then collapsed with less than half of the place done.

No more.

Together me and Husband managed to get the floors vacuumed, windows in living room cleaned (these are the ones we see most often so therefor most important), bathroom wiped down, kitchen tidied and laundry done. All of this over two days with plenty of rest (read: knitting and gaming) in between to keep aggravating our shoulders and backs. 

This is not all of the apartment, not even near, there are still some spaces that are utterly cluttered, but it’s something and it makes me feel better. 

Ending this by sharing my window cleaning tips, best way to get them clean without having to use window cleaner (makes me sneeze) and still get no stripyness:

  • Fill a bucket with warm water, add a touch of ordinary dish washing soap (and when I say a touch I mean a squirt or so in 5 liters of water)
  • Soak a large sponge or rag and lightly squeeze the water out of it. You want it to be wet but not to drip all over the floor.
  • Wipe down the windows, you want them to get really wet to dissolve all the gunk on there, rub on any stubborn spots like bird shit or masses of fingerprints. 
  • Take a dry fabric, micro fibre rag, dish towel or old t-shirt and wipe the windows dry. I like to drape it over my hand and then start at the upper left corner, wipe to the upper right, down a hand width and then to the left again repeating the same pattern until I reach the bottom. This gets rid of the water and with that the possibility of stripes.
  • Do the same for the outside of the window.
  • Extra bonus round of you have double or triple glass windows, separate the different layers and do the same. Usually not very necessary (depending on the air quality where you live).

Easy, fast and environmentally friendly. I thank my very brief stint as a cleaner at a hotel for this technique. 

I’d post a gif to celebrate my unfucking but I’ve already “borrowed” enough time from work so I’ll end here. 

sadpearonmars:

Since my recent chest surgery, I’ve been unable to lift anything more than five pounds or do much physical activity. I’ve spent most of my time between the sofa and the computer, or puttering unsteadily into the kitchen to attend to my ridiculous schedule of vitamins and medicines.

But today, I couldn’t take it anymore. When I saw some posts on my favorite Unfuckyourhabitat, I was determined that my first real activity was going to be some cleaning.

So today, there was a 20/10 challenge. This really took me twenty minutes, because I’m slow. But damn it, I did it!

Forgive the lack of before pictures. My living room floor was gross with dust and cat hair probably tiny chocolate crumbs from the eleven million British sweets my dear gamer friends sent me recently. The coffee table by the sofa was covered in empty water containers, magazines, and other assorted junk.

First I picked up everything from the table and wiped it off so now it is a nice, pristine space.

Behold, the filth I first swept up from the floor! I discovered I can push the swiffer well enough with lower arm muscles without strain! Behold as well, then I used the wet swiffer pad to clean again! Now the floor isn’t sticky where I spilled tea everywhere!

Then I ate a whole bowl of raspberries and life was good. The End. Thank you internet, for getting me up and moving today.