There are a few rules I set for myself on the blog, and one of them is “Never (or rarely) drop an F-bomb.” This is because I’m a lady. Or, more truthfully, I just don’t want a permanent record of my profanity on the internet, and also my mom reads this blog (Hi, Mom!).
Today I’m going to partially break my rule to write about Unf*ck Your Habitat, but look! I used one of those little stars. So dainty! Still a lady.
If you’ve ever lived with me (I realized I’m speaking to a blessedly limited audience here), you know I’m not exactly organized. Or clean. Or neat. I’m messy, okay? I’m not dirty–I don’t leave food laying around, because I’m terrified of bugs. But in terms of clutter, junk, etc? Well, that I’m not so great with. As my boyfriend knows, I often literally don’t notice clutter. And while my apartment’s living room is reasonably clutter free, I still live among stacks of books, and my bedroom still has boxes of clothes I don’t know what to do with.
Recently, though, I’ve started getting a bit tougher on my mess. I’m reasonably sure hoarding runs in my (extended) family, and that’s one of my biggest fears. Slowly suffocating yourself by filling your home with more and more useless junk? What could be worse? I’m still not a neat person by any means, but I’m making some slow progress.
Something that’s helping me is Unf*ck Your Habitat. It’s a website/app all about just generally cleaning up after yourself like a boss/adult. I’ve been making my bed everyday! I’ll be honest with you guys, I was not doing that before. I know there are a lot of websites out there to help you learn how to organize/clean, but I like this one the best. For one, it’s easy. For two, it’s profane. For three, it includes practical, easy list demands like this one:
Unf*ck tomorrow morning!
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
So sensible, so easy, so not stuff I normally do. This website is the best, you guys! Get on it.