A few weeks ago, I downloaded an app to help me keep track of household chores. Today, I'll share my thoughts on how it's going. Tody - Smarter Cleaning app The reason I searched for an app is twofold. First, I never remember to do tasks until the evidence that they haven't been done in … Continue reading Day 19: Unf*cking Chores
The linen closet! I unf*cked the linen closet! I did it! Let me explain why this is so exciting. No, never mind. I'll just show you. Before, allBefore, top shelvesBefore, bottom shelvesIt was a little overwhelming. I couldn't fit any more stuff in there, and couldn't access what was already there. It was a project … Continue reading Day 16: The Linen Closet!
Last October, I wrote a post about my cleaning strategies. After having read the book, Unf*ck Your Habitat, I see now that the marathon cleaning sessions I would engage in once every rare while were the cause of my problems, not the solution. Twenty-minute cleaning sessions are far more effective, even if I only do … Continue reading Cleaning House Without Distractions
Cleaning out a closet is all well and good, but what comes next? The before and after photos are enviable but what you don't see is what's going on just out of frame. What is it that you aren't seeing? Why, all the piles of shit that aren't going back into the closet, of course. … Continue reading Days 12 & 13: The Really F*cking Hard Stuff
Yesterday was day 4 of the challenge to honor achievements rather than focus on failures, and I proudly made progress in this regard. Did you? The hope/goal is by the end of 2020 I'll have unfucked my habitat. Perhaps other aspects of my life, as well. My Christmas tree has been taken down. The floor … Continue reading Day 4: The Unf*cking Continues
Yesterday morning, I bemoaned not having a partner to help me while I'm laid up with back pain. Later in the day, I found a solution. I hired someone from taskrabbit to come help me with some chores. I found a solution I'm comfortable with, and I'm proud of this. Here is what I wrote … Continue reading Taking care of business
ADHD, depression, anxiety, chronic fatigue, recurring headaches… It's understandable why my home is generally not very clean. Tidying up quickly before friends come over is something I can do. Knowing there is a deadline puts pressure on me, and I perform well under pressure. (ADHD and Cleaning) It's an adrenaline thing. My mind and energy … Continue reading Cleaning House Without Distractions
What to do when you're terrible at keeping your home tidy but you really enjoy having your close friends over? Invite them over anyway. We all know people who will judge us for not keeping our homes spotless. They might even find the urge to open a closed door to see what's inside a room … Continue reading ADHD and Cleaning