Challenge: Bills, Bills, Bills

Bills are the WORST. People always wanting money you don’t have for stuff you don’t have a choice but to pay for. Do you know what’s due soon? Do you have overdue bills? Where are your bills? This is at least 20-minute challenge. Find, organize, and, if you can, pay your bills. Now is a good time to set up automated payments or online bill pay if you haven’t already. If you’re out of stamps,...

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Challenge: What’s in the Box?

You know you have one. Or two. Or thirty. They’re boxes, maybe left from the last time you moved, maybe when you did some previous organization and stashed stuff away. And today we’re dealing with them. No matter how many you have, pick one, open it up, and deal with what’s in there. Put it away, throw it away, whatever you have to , but don’t stop until it’s empty and you can break the box down...

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Challenge: That’s Entertainment

Take a few minutes and dust your TV, TV stand/entertainment center, cable box, game console and whatever else lives in the area where you spend your “staring at the screen” time. While you’re at it, wipe down the baseboards behind your entertainment center if you have them, and give a quick wipe down or vacuum of the floor underneath.

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Challenge: Unfuck Your Closet

Oh, hello there, closet. You’re looking awfully full these days. Grab a garbage bag or box, and then spend the next 30 minutes weeding through your clothes and bagging or boxing up anything that would be more at home in someone else’s closet. Shirt you haven’t worn in six years? Bye-bye. Jeans that fit sixteen-year-old you perfectly, but that mmblfrrgh-year-old you will never be able to zip...

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Unfuck 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...

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Special Challenge: Job Search Edition

Hello to all the unemployed, funemployed, underemployed, or people who just plain hate your job! This challenge has three parts. Pick the one that’s applicable to you, or do all three if you need to. 1. How’s your resume? I bet it could use a little work. Take half an hour and really polish that thing up. 2. COVER LETTERS. I know. They’re painful sometimes.You really should have a semi-generic...

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Unfuck Your Dishwasher

•To clean the inside surface of a dishwasher, use a mild dish soap solution with hot water (not too much soap; you don’t want bubbles later on), and use a sponge and an old toothbrush to get in all the corners, and the sides and bottom of the interior. Use your toothbrush or a toothpick to clear out the drain holes and water sprayers. Wipe down your surfaces with plain water when you’re done....

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