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Old 06-26-22, 12:32 PM  
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This looks good. Wish my library carried it.

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I think her website covers many of the concepts.
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Old 06-26-22, 12:40 PM  
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Agreed, and thank you again for recommending it. I also liked her book because it was just so different from the others. Not everybody has a family they can gather for a weekend garage cleanup. Some people are alone, have physical or emotional restrictions, time limitations, or uncooperative roommates. Sometimes when I have 10 minutes to kill, I think "let's go unf**k something" It might just be some junk mail, or put away a few dishes, but it's something.
I love the sound of this one. Thank you!
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Old 06-26-22, 08:11 PM  
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Another vote for the Rachel Hoffman book. She has a FB group called Team UFYH where she is pretty active.

Anyone heard of "body doubling", I thought this sounded interesting.
https://wapo.st/3HRH69a (non paywall link)
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Old 06-27-22, 10:08 AM  
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Another vote for the Rachel Hoffman book. She has a FB group called Team UFYH where she is pretty active.

Anyone heard of "body doubling", I thought this sounded interesting.
https://wapo.st/3HRH69a (non paywall link)
Oh, thanks for the Facebook group! I didn't know about it.
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Old 06-27-22, 10:48 AM  
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Thanks for the Rachel Hoffman suggestion!

Yeah, Flylady's barrage of emails and constantly pushing to buy her products was too much. I bookmark her weekly digest and print it out on Sunday.

http://flylady.net/c/sp.php
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Old 06-27-22, 12:05 PM  
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Unf*ck Your Habitat is more my style and it really helps - when I follow it. Rachel Hoffman isn't interactive, you have to rely on the book alone. I like how she addresses depression, stress and generally being overwhelmed as legitimate reasons for having a cluttered (ahem, dirty) space. But she doesn't hold any punches.
Thank you! I've ordered it from the library.
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Old 06-27-22, 04:34 PM  
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Pat - I remember your mentioning UYH a while back and had bought the audio-book version. I didn't finish it for some reason. I've started it again.

There is one chapter (3, I think?) where she has a rant about men and housekeeping. I found that tedious.

But, some of her insights about dealing with mental, physical and emotional issues in regards to housework are pure gold!
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Old 06-27-22, 05:09 PM  
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I requested Hoffman's book too.

I use to wonder how my friends homes were so clean. Then I found out the majority of them had housekeeping services. Only three of us cleaned our homes, worked outside the homes 40 hours a week not including an hour commute each way, PTA, cooked dinner and packed lunches .

I am at the point in my life I have TIME to declutter and slowly tackle the clutter beast. There are only 24 hours in a day.

Different things work for different folks. May each of us find our own clean path.
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Old 06-27-22, 09:16 PM  
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Many years ago, I tried the FlyLady housecleaning and de-cluttering plan. I was somewhat successful for a short while, but fell off the plan. (The millions of emails didn't help.)

I'm going to try it again. Like my workouts, there will be some serious modifying done. I won't do all her steps and routines. It does give one a plan for daily and weekly chores. We'll see how it goes this time.

She has an app now.

Anyone still using the FlyLady plans?
I tired years ago to use FlyLady and I think I got somwhat overwhelmed.
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Old 06-27-22, 09:20 PM  
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Agreed, and thank you again for recommending it. I also liked her book because it was just so different from the others. Not everybody has a family they can gather for a weekend garage cleanup. Some people are alone, have physical or emotional restrictions, time limitations, or uncooperative roommates. Sometimes when I have 10 minutes to kill, I think "let's go unf**k something" It might just be some junk mail, or put away a few dishes, but it's something.
Yes! I've never been a stay at home anything. Now I'm alone and working full time. I remember the declutter habit of spending 10 minutes with a garbage bag, going through the house and decluttering by throwing items away or making a give away pile.
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