Unfuck Your Habitat

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A spike in anxiety for me leads to a dip in tidiness so today I did 3 20/10s and decided to document it. If you have a tendency towards messiness like me I highly recommend @TeamUfYH on Twitter and tumblr and she has an app too with lots of nifty features. #ufyh #teamufyh #cleaning #anxiety


Top: Everything is trash, to be sold or donated except for the (3!) red boxes.

Left: The white box already has a few things to get rid of but I’m not in a rush and I’m sure the guys at Goodwill won’t miss me.

Right: The bruise on my arm from lifting and moving all those boxes. 

If you ask me to tell you what I got rid of, it takes awhile for me to remember… Proof that it was years of meaningless waste I was holding onto.

Also, moving things from storage into my bedroom meant that it eventually began bugging me enough to where I found the motivation to get rid of it all.


The great paperwork unfuckery of 2014!

This took me about 8 hours over the course of three days.

That is paperwork amassed in 3 years. I had already organized it a few times over the years, but never really put it away. And now that I had the time (yay unemployment >:C), I finally got around to it.

Everything is pretty and labelled and stowed were it should be!

Now for the rest of the study/guest room…


I didn’t get much done. We were leaving for a long weekend away from home and I had limited time. Honestly, I didn’t want to do anything at all. This isn’t even the first time I’ve posted for UFyH with this very area. You don’t magically get better and never get bad again. I get bad again nearly every single time. But I AM getting better. It doesn’t take as long for me to get my motivation. Unfuck Your Habitat really is a life saver, one dish rag and one sweep at a time. I feel accomplished with even the tiniest thing I do now, when before I felt like a pointless failure if EVERYTHING didn’t get done. Thanks again UfYH.


Before and after of my invisible corner. I think because it’s an enclosed porch, my brain thinks of it as “outdoors”, so it never occurs to me to clean. But it feels so good every time I go outside now.


Running an Etsy shop can be a little bit frustrating, especially when you’re dealing with glitter and that ish gets everywhere already. The other night I decided that my workspace needed a little unfucking. 

The top is a partial before, as I had already started moving some of the finished dinosaurs on the right so I could actually move the table and properly sweep under them. 

The two after photos probably still look a little crazy in the pictures, but I promise that everything has its own place!

In taking on this project, I now know exactly what is in the shop and what is not, which makes it easy to see that which colors I don’t have a lot of and which I don’t need to use for a while. 

I’ve also found that I have a LOT of the tiny dudes unlisted, so I don’t have to make those for a while, which is good, they’re more frustrating to make!

Now it’s time to mess that table up again by glittering more thumbtacks and planters!!


I’m still doing the easy rooms and avoiding the tough ones. (15 minutes)



after several weeks of living like an absolute slob (THANKS DEPRESSION) i finally made it liveable again.

p.s. being caffeinated + loud motivational music helps

p.p.s. admire my dinosaur laundry bin pls


Unfuck Your Habitat before and after.


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!



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


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.


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!


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.


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. 


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.


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.