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Unf*ck Your Habitat: You're Better Than Your Mess by Rachel Hoffman

evethingiread's review against another edition

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2.0

I mean. All the advice in the book is good, but it's just a bit shallow. I only continued on because it was an audiobook and I was listening to it while working. So, just to pass the time..

wintrovia's review against another edition

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3.0

Some good tips about how to get on top of your mess. The useful content is padded out with long sections that circulate around the same basic advice, so even though it's a short book it could have been much shorter.

dajoyofit's review against another edition

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3.0

Real life and practical suggestions. Not to mention humorous. Definitely will be adding to my housekeeping references. This is one that I'll be re-reading again and again when I need some motivation.

thejejo's review against another edition

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3.0

I like listening to books about cleaning while I clean. This one tried to be real inclusive, which is great, but it was definitely to the detriment of the content in my opinion.
Still helped me clean my house though.

cubanpete's review against another edition

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This book had one good piece of advice for me: set an alarm and tackle cleaning (or other task that I tend to put off indefinitely) for 20 minutes. Then stop no matter what and take a break (Hoffman suggests 10 minutes but I take 20 because I'm a creature of leisure). The rest of the book is mostly 'you can do it' type of waffle that is very circular and mostly aimed at people who face big psychological or physical obstacles to doing even a small amount of cleaning. Even so, I'm glad I read this book because even that one piece of advice that worked for me changed my habits for the better. My partner has commented that I'm getting things done, which I totally am.

bawoodpecker's review against another edition

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informative lighthearted reflective medium-paced

4.0

pixelkae's review against another edition

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funny hopeful informative inspiring fast-paced

5.0

This book makes me want to get off my ass and start unfucking my apartment! (One of these days I may actually do it...!)

emily_straw's review against another edition

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informative inspiring lighthearted fast-paced

5.0

I loved this book! It really motivated me to change my habits

debbiebarr's review against another edition

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3.0

Obviously with the name this is going to have some swearing, and be a more casual approach to cleaning and organizing.

Overall I liked what the author had to say, I think there is some good advice here, especially for someone who really doesn't know much about organizing and cleaning. This would be a great book for a college student or someone just moving out on their own. The advice to do 20 minutes of work and 10 minutes of break (20/10s) and do a couple of those every day is a nice, approachable way to look at a messy situation.

The advice in here seems best suited for smaller environments, single people, or couples with no kids. There were definitely sections that seemed applicable to only certain situations or environments. I did like her kind approach to people with mental health issues or disabilities, and she was very forgiving of the fact that mess happens to even the best of us. The whole thing was a very "real" approach to how life actually happens.

Overall I think this was a good read (as long as you don't mind the cussing), but could potentially be too basic for someone looking for a more in-depth approach to clutter and messiness at home.

yunatheautumnwitch's review against another edition

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challenging funny informative inspiring medium-paced

4.75