General chatter - Do you know a GOOD forum on home organization/ cleaning?




thirti4thirty
02-26-2014, 03:43 PM
It seems like forums are helping me with a whole lot of things these days, starting with weight loss.
I'm in a totally new mental disposition and I' d love to be able to take care of my house properly. I need help however. I always need a little bit of help with an initial push, and I love to be in a community of people who share the same concerns about a particular subject. I'd also like to have opinions, tips etc.
Do you know a good forum that can help me in that sense?
Like some that will have as challenge something like "clean ya bathroom by spring challenge'' LOL
Seriously I need one. Please recommend if you can.
THANKS!!!


gailr42
03-04-2014, 02:12 PM
I like Don Aslett's books. Below is a link to a blog that talks about his books and some other household stuff.

http://emilyjanuary.wordpress.com/2013/05/22/dejunking-the-book-that-motivated-me/

Have you looked at Fly Lady? I don't love this one, but it seems to be helpful to a lot of folks.

atmos
03-04-2014, 02:59 PM
If you don't mind a little profanity, Unf*** Your Habitat has been helping me transition into better house cleaning. They have a website and tumblr. It's not a forum, but they have a lot of cleaning challenges and the goal of the site, in part, is breaking the marathon cleaning cycle by handling your cleaning/maintenance in small chunks.

You can search google for it minus the asterisks. I won't post the link here to avoid offending anyone with the language.


thirti4thirty
03-04-2014, 05:16 PM
Thanks, gailr42 and atmos I'll check those out. I'm more motivated than ever!

gailr42
03-04-2014, 06:08 PM
Atmos, I've been looking at the UF your habitat. She's pretty funny and has a way of simplifying things. Like you said, not for the faint of heart, language-wise.

EasySpirit
03-04-2014, 07:11 PM
About four years ago I read somewhere that you should set a timer for 20 minutes every day, and declutter/clean. It works for me! I set the timer, and actually sort of play "beat the clock." And, because I do it daily, I find myself doing general cleaning, picking up, after myself all day, because I know it will be part of my 20 minutes the next day. It works for me, and I have a complete eversion to housework.

thirti4thirty
03-05-2014, 02:50 AM
About four years ago I read somewhere that you should set a timer for 20 minutes every day, and declutter/clean. It works for me! I set the timer, and actually sort of play "beat the clock." And, because I do it daily, I find myself doing general cleaning, picking up, after myself all day, because I know it will be part of my 20 minutes the next day. It works for me, and I have a complete eversion to housework.
I read that too! 15 min everyday I think. The thing is I'm SCARED of making this a daily commitment something. I can't explain it and I don't know if anyone understands me. Given, I have those 15 min every day but don't wanna clean lol. I think I'll start with 5 minutes. That I can do!
It seems like I suffer from acute anti-homecleanitis. lol

gailr42 lol. That might be the right one for me. Who knows?

ICUwishing
03-05-2014, 12:54 PM
flylady.com is really good. Considering how I feel about cleaning, I will definitely check out the UF Your Habitat. It already sounds like something I'd like! :lol:

EasySpirit
03-05-2014, 06:58 PM
I do my 20 minutes a day when I get home from the YMCA - - I walk into the kitchen, set my timer, empty my gym bag, start the laundry, make my bed, load or unload the dishwasher, dust or vacuum or do one bathroom. When the timer goes off, I am done! I do occasionally organize cabinets/drawers/closet shelves or clean my windows/blinds when the mood strikes. I am amazed at what a difference the 20 minutes has made. If a neighbor drops by, I no longer run outside to meet them, or speak through the screen door; I now invite them in! GREAT big difference for me.

Electro
03-15-2014, 07:56 PM
Try the decluttering thread on this forum. I ran across it a while ago and the people there use a lot of the resources mentioned here to motivate themselves to create a better home environment, one step at a time.

http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/beck-diet-solution/291165-free-yourself-declutter-challenge-new-year-2014-vernal-equinox-aka-spring-mar-20-a.html

I don't post there but I do admire their progress. They may have updated to a new thread my now though.