Subscribe      List an Event or Business      Invite a Writer      Write for WN      Writers      Other Locations      HubGarden      Recipes

Unf*ck Your Habitat Book Review

Home > Everywhere > Book Reviews | Books and Writing
by Emma Crameri (subscribe)
Editor of the Brisbanista website * Awesome things to do for Brisbane residents *
Published January 9th 2017
You're better than your mess
Unf*ck Your Habitat

Unf*ck Your Habitat is a no-nonsense book about cleaning your house by blogger Rachel Hoffman.

She explains the problem with marathon cleaning sessions (what most of us are all guilty of doing before inviting guests around) and swapping them for 20/10s. This is twenty minutes of cleaning followed by a ten-minute break.

The book is divided into five sections getting started, your own habitat, troubleshooting (dealing with other people), special cases like moving, digital space, school and work related and lastly a conclusion with handy checklists.

There are mini challenges scattered throughout the book, for example, 'Look around. Find ten things that aren't where they belong and put them away." I tried this one and cleared off the kitchen bench and then the dining room table with no trouble.

The book is designed to encourage you embrace a new lifestyle where the advice is realistic and full of common sense.

Unf*ck Your Habitat will motivate you to get up and start cleaning in manageable chunks.

Unf*ck Your Habitat is available in paperback and ebook from your favourite bookseller.

ISBN: 9781509830206
Published by Bluebird, an imprint of Pan Macmillan

About the author

Rachel Hoffman launched the Unf*ck Your Habitat blog in 2011 to motivate the lazy to get up and start cleaning. Her columns have appeared in Persephone magazine, xoJane, and the print edition of Glamour. Rachel lives in Rhode Island.
Help us improve  Click here if you liked this article  29
Share: email  facebook  twitter
Why? Cleaning up your house mess
When: Published 10th January 2017
Where: At your local bookshop
Cost: $19.99
Your Comment
Looks like a great motivator. I always feel clear when my environment is clear. Well done Emma
by Brooke. A. R (score: 2|405) 432 days ago
I like the idea of breaking it down into mini challenges like that. Might have to check this one out.
by Jennifer Muirhead (score: 2|993) 432 days ago
Popular Articles