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


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$16.99  $15.80
St. Martin's Griffin
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5.6 X 0.7 X 8.3 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

RACHEL HOFFMAN launched Unf*ck Your Habitat in 2011 to motivate regular people to get up, start cleaning, and get their lives in order. Her advice has appeared in publications including Persephone Magazine, xoJane, and Glamour. Rachel lives in New England with her husband and three Chihuahuas.


"Unfuck Your Habitat is the perfect housekeeping guide for somebody who is overwhelmed with their mess and can't figure out how to start--or somebody who is always starting marathon cleaning projects only to watch everything go to hell again." -Lifehacker

"Hoffman's approach to tidying up is blunt, utilitarian, and [...] the epitome of of a moderation diet: Do what you can, when you can, and stop beating yourself up about it." -Elle

"If squalor has become the default state of your living space, author Rachel Hoffman is going to help you snap out of it." -Crave Online

"With Unf*ck Your Habitat: You're Better Than Your Mess, Rachel Hoffman bursts into the genre like a cursing, #realtalk-spewing big sister determined to help us get our acts together. UfYH is a rehab manual for anyone taught to feel like our clutter defines us. It's for anyone who breaks out in a cold sweat at the thought of a surprise houseguest." -L.A. Review of Books

"[An] accessible guide on how to clean for normal people -- people too broke to hire a maid, college students, perfectionists and more." -Livestrong

"No sweat if you've got the stamina for a marathon pick-up, but for the rest of us, there's Unf*ck Your Habitat: You're Better Than Your Mess, a refreshingly realistic guide to spring (or anytime) cleaning that's simple, flexible, and adaptable to pretty much any lifestyle." -Well + Good

"The great thing about Hoffman's writing is that she doesn't try to pretend that cleaning is something fun, or that it's anything other than a massive pain in the arse. She fully recognises that the majority of organisational books are aimed solely at people who are homeowners or who have the money for magic compartmentalised wardrobes." -The Pool

"Hoffman is a compassionate realist. She admits that cleaning is not fun and... she expects you might backslide into messy ways, because forming the new habits needed to keep your home in decent shape is hard." -Unclutterer

"Rachel Hoffman's Unf*ck Your Habitat is as much about self-empowerment as it is about taking care of your home." -Business Insider

"I've read countless books and websites over the years to help me get more organized, declutter, tidy up, whatever . . . But it's Rachel Hoffman's Unf*ck Your Habitat approach that speaks to me most, and not just because she likes swearing as much as I do." -Ravishly

"This is the only system that has ever worked for me because it feels doable and practical, and like she is appealing to me right where I am. It actually changed my life and my home; I'm serious." -Book Riot

"Who else has scoffed at cleaning books and thought, 'Yeah, OK'? They just seem unrealistic, and nobody has time for that, anyway. But before you accept that your home will forever be a pigsty, there's a book out there that speaks to people like you and me. Rachel Hoffman's Unf*ck Your Habitat: You're Better Than Your Mess is the cleaning guide that you've always needed. It sets totally doable goals while keeping in mind that you have a life." -POPSUGAR

"Unfuck Your Habitat is a practical guide on forming habits by taking small steps, incrementally addressing messiness and personal weaknesses. As you reach your goals every day, and you become a neater and more disciplined person while allowing for natural laziness." -Quartz

"Hoffman's lessons and tips stay with me. I'm trying to put things back. I'm using a lot of vinegar... I'll start applying all the other lessons laid out in her book, too, just as soon as I find it, under all this stuff." -The Times (UK)

"A must-read for people who are terrified by Marie Kondo but intrigued at being able to see their floors again." -Cory Doctorow

"I will forever sing the praises of Rachel Hoffman's unfussy, no bullsh*t advice?most of it is as applicable to How You Think as How You Clean." -Kelly Sue DeConnick

"Unf*ck Your Habitat has the potential to change your life and to improve your mental outlook in truly beautiful ways. So don't let the hilarious and sometimes obscene advice fool you - this book is important and it is a good, good thing to have in the world." -Sara Benincasa