Cleaning Sucks (Paperback)

An Unf*ck Your Habitat Guided Journal for Less Mess, Less Stress, and a Home You Don’t Hate

By Rachel Hoffman

St. Martin's Griffin, 9781250219725, 192pp.

Publication Date: January 7, 2020

List Price: 15.99*
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A smart, colorful guided journal to remind you that you're better than your mess

Looking to change your messy ways? Through prompts, challenges, and checklists, this full-color guided journal will help you explore your relationship with cleaning: why you hate it, what stands in your way, and how to make small changes that lead to big results down the road.

Cleaning Sucks will help you define your own measure of success—forget about those unattainable #goals in glossy magazines and TV makeover shows. Everyone deserves a space they love, but that means something different for everyone. When inspiration does strike to get up and declutter, you'll find easy-to-accomplish tasks, ways to track new habits as they’re being built, and other real-life tools to help you reach your home goals. And for when you just need a little extra motivation, Cleaning Sucks provides tips, tricks, quotes, and gentle kicks in the pants to get you off your butt and tidying up.

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 and websites such as Glamour, Elle, Real Simple, NBC News, Apartment Therapy, Livestrong, House Beautiful, The Times (London), Quick and Dirty Tips, Ravishly, and Lifehacker. She lives in New England with her husband and two Chihuahuas.

Praise For Cleaning Sucks: An Unf*ck Your Habitat Guided Journal for Less Mess, Less Stress, and a Home You Don’t Hate

“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

“With Unf*ck Your Habitat, Rachel Hoffman bursts into the genre like a cursing, #realtalk-spewing big sister determined to help us get our acts together.” –L.A. Review of Books