You know how I made that tie dye pillow case the...
Well I made some more in a different pattern, and I think they’re pretty rad… And they’re available on Etsy if you want to spruce up your bedroom, too.
UfYH iPhone/iPad app only $0.99 this weekend!
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Unfucking the bookshelves (again)
So in the old house we unfucked our bookshelves. Which was great, because when we moved a few months later we had fewer books to pack. Then we moved in and unpacked the books and thought the shelves were done.Thenwe found out the carpet was shedding like mad and setting off everyone’s allergies, so we had to take all the books off the bookshelves and install new flooring. Carpet tiles are...
I know that this is the internet, and we’re all anonymous and all that, but...– Neil Gaiman (via wilwheaton)
For those who were wondering about jewelry...
I know this is way belated, but there are a *ton* of great handmade and unique jewelry trees/organizers on Etsy. I use this one, and I am immensely happy with it because I can fit all kinds of jewelry on it.
I made my bed even though...
…I got out of the hospital a week ago, I’m using a walker, and my body is in lots of pain. I’m not saying I’m better than anyone, or that you must too because “your excuse is [BS]” or something because I can (don’t even get me started on why that is terrible). I’m just saying that given the whirlwind that is happening in my life - and how challenging...
Unfucking works for medications, too
Before UfYH, I had a pill box and all the pills I was supposed to put in it. Sometimes I did combine the two, but usually I dispensed all the pills manually whenever I was supposed to take them. This was often a problem, because I would discover I was running out of a medication a day before it was gone, leading to frantic calls to my doctor/pharmacy. Cue UfYH and its magical timer system. I told...
Something's lurking in the kitchen...
I always try to avoid the really nasty dishes, the ones that have stuff caked all over them. I think I’m convinced that if I do the rest of the dishes and leave them with soapy water in the sink then somehow they’ll be easier to clean later on. Usually it just creates a backlog in the sink where dishes get piled on top of the really gross one no one wants to clean, and it tends to be a...
Unfucked my dog
My dog is nearly 15, incontinent (and in diapers), blind in one eye, going deaf, and a sweetheart. He transitioned through the move remarkably well, considering he’d lived in the other house since he was 12 weeks old. We deal with his incontinence by keeping him in reusable diapers with “feminine napkins” as liners, which is a remarkably good system except he ends up smelling...
Keeping up the motivation
So much of my energy has been focused on moving over the past few months that now we are finally moved in and most things are unpacked, it’s felt like “good enough.” Except it’s not. It bothers me. Today I tackled the pile o’ spices. No photos, but I took them from the piles of tupperware boxes into the drawer where they are going to live. (Which will make baking and...
Dusting with chronic pain & an asthmatic in the...
My partner has asthma. I have chronic pain. It’s important that we (usually I) tackle the dust bunnies regularly or she can’t breathe and needs expensive medications. Her family has all kinds of high standards for dusting involving using a special vacuum cleaner that’s really heavy and a damp rag. All of this requires too much energy of me, and so for years neither of us ever...
Unfuck Your Habitat: habitat unfucking with... →
ellydwerewolf: hey so the app seems really cool (from a distance, unfortunately, droid user here) and i am all for good habit forming and such which is why i would like to ask if anyone has any practical tips for cleaning with chronic pain? mine keeps me from moving around a whole lot at… http://keepingitunfucked.tumblr.com/post/27760926505/unfucking-with-chronic-pain-tips Made a...
Unfucking with Chronic Pain: Tips
Keep the cleaning supplies you need for each room in the room, so you don’t have to use extra energy to go and get the cleaning supplies. That way if you’re standing in the bathroom and thinking, “The sink is dirty,” you can just pick up a spray bottle of vinegar and spray it down, then wipe. Then you are done for that section, no more. I will literally clean one thing in...
Making your bed every day makes you a good...
I’ve been making my bed (almost) every day for the past 4-5 months or so. This past week I went to visit family, and I set a good example for the kids in the house by making my bed every day. I’d like to say that I made a good impression. Even so, it felt really good not to be a total slob in someone else’s house - and for that already to be a built-in habit, not something I had...
Yet another magic eraser post
We began cleaning the new house yesterday. It was already mostly clean in the essentials (toilets, etc.), but there are certain areas that tend to accumulate dust and grime in your house that you just don’t have time to clean when it’s piled high with boxes. The woman moving out had about 14 hours between when her last box left and closing, so we did not judge. My mother was convinced...
I have been in the process of home-hunting, packing, and moving for several months now. Since I found out that we were going to have to move, I’ve been making a point of trying to do a little bit every day. Freecycle something we’re not taking with us. Sort through the pantry. Pack a box of the fancy dishes (who has dinner parties when they’re moving?) or books or winter clothes....
UFYH: My kid's room edition
beezelbubbles: So a few days ago there was an ask about keeping things unfucked with a two year-old around. Ah flashbacks to that horrible magical time in my daughter’s life. Thank god she’s almost four. But here’s the thing, two isn’t too early to start learning to help put stuff away. Twenty/tens are probably out of the question, but you can still get things done. Pick small tasks (like pick...
Unfucking the bathroom shelf
We have no bathroom under-the-sink cabinet, just some shelves from Target to store various supplies and things in my lovely Avocado bathroom. They got a little bit messy… And it was messing with my Feng shui, especially because some of the mess on there is an empty Magic Eraser box. I swept in there and cleared it up in less than 20 minutes, AND I took out all the bathroom trash and...
Magic Eraser > years old bug guts
We have gross many-legged creepy bugs in our bedroom (and office and bathroom). Sometimes my partner kills them and then is grossed out at the prospect of cleaning them up. Frankly, so I am I. While at the time (more often than not, 1 am), I have promised that we will “take care of the damn bug corpse in the morning” that rarely happens. For years we were left with smears of odd...
When did I become a tidier?
Today I was walking through the house and saw a food wrapper sitting on my housemate’s desk. Without even thinking about it - such as the usual thoughts calculating the effort it would take to get to the trash can - I swooped in, picked that sucker up, and put it in the trash where it belonged. Unfuckers, it wasn’t even my trash. I just picked it up because it didn’t belong...
Unfucking my way towards a move
In one 20/10, I… made my bed watered the plants folded clothes that were lying around on the bed and put them where they belonged took clothes to the laundry room for later packed a box for a move later, labeled it, and taped it shut I feel like a fucking adult.
My plants like it when I make my bed
Yet another reason to make my bed: when I make my bed, I remember to spritz the leaves of my tropical houseplants in the bedroom to keep them moist and happy. I also remember to water everything every few days. It’s sort of an automatic chore-sequence now. Make bed, spray plants. When I don’t make my bed, things are chaotic and I usually forget and I come home to sad plants. (Note:...
Unfucking my inbox
I’ve been unfucking steadily for awhile now due to an impending move, but I finally caved and created a tumblr to document some of it because I amso proudof my progress. I help moderate a listserv of 8,000 people and so my inbox can get a little bit hairy. A lot hairy. I try to keep up with it, but I had about 300 emails sitting there today and it was getting hard to sort through all of the...