Content Advice (and Everything Else) Disclaimer
Life Unflaked is primarily an organizing / cleaning / lifestyle blog. However, it is written to be (slightly) humorous (for real, I really did try to be funny – and I’d appreciate it very much if you laughed with me and stopped laughing at me – you didn’t think I noticed, did you?).
Use your own judgment when considering statements I make on this website or when implementing any of my advice. While there are days when I’m quite pleased with myself for getting so far out of my mental muck and being able to live an organized, productive, and fun life now, you should know that I am not really an expert in anything* (like, seriously, anything at all – some days, I can barely tie my own shoes), especially in the legal, technical, medical, parenting, or psychology fields.
Also please note:
My children are adults (thank the good Lord above). Because of this, you will need to think carefully about any organizing or cleaning (or any other) suggestions I make and decide for yourself if you should modify the suggestions for the safety of your children or disregard them completely (the suggestions, not the children). It has been a very long time since I have had to consider the safety or security of small children when making decisions about my house or my life. Not only may I forget something that needs to be modified, I am also not current on any of the toys, gadgets, food, or equipment needed for and used by parents of small children or the children themselves.**
If I make any statements whatsoever about any medical or mental health disorder, condition, OTC meds, prescription meds, or anything else related to the medical field, I am making them solely based on personal experience (whether real or imagined) with no medical background whatsoever. These conditions include but are not limited to ADHD, anxiety, autism, asthma, PMS, PTSD, menopause, depression, broken tailbones, childbirth, pregnancy, and the common cold.
Any DIY projects, household fixes, or crafts I may write about should be researched by you carefully before copying my methods or imitating me in any way. I am not a professional carpenter, plumber, electrician, painter, caulker, hot glue user, toilet-bowl-unstopper, or heat gun-wielder. I am also not a professional organizer or cleaner (trust me on that). I have no certifications in anything whatsoever.
And despite various #1 Mom tokens bestowed upon me by aforementioned now-adult-children, I most certainly should not be taken seriously when doling out parenting advice. Same adult children would definitely not even think for one minute about implementing my parenting advice, so take that as you will.
I am also not a very good pet-parent, so anything I say about animals should definitely be considered carefully.***
Here is a list of all the other things I know little-to-nothing useful or accurate about:
How To Fix a Laptop
I have found that throwing it out the window is not useful and can be harmful to the laptop, the window, and anyone on the sidewalk below. And sometimes when I do it, my shoulder hurts a little.
How To Kill a Fly
Seriously, I cannot kill a fly. It’s not that I don’t want to. I would very much enjoy killing a fly. I am certainly not one of those “she wouldn’t hurt a fly” type people. I would be a fly serial killer, if I had the skillz. Alas, I am missing something in my genetic makeup that allows me to sneak up on a housefly. Fruit flies, though, those are a different story. I am proud to be a fruit fly mass murderer.
How To Give Up My Diet Soda Addiction
I’ve tried. Oh, how I’ve tried. It’s my friend. Sometimes my only.
How To Iron Properly
Sorry, Mom, I know you tried to teach me, but in my defense I was daydreaming because the lessons were God-awful boring.
And, finally, please also note that this site may contain references to third-party ads, services, or products (usually in affiliate links). I am not responsible for anything these products or services say or do – if you choose to purchase them, use them at your own risk .
*However, I do know how to win at Centipede. Roll the trackball fast and a lot and fire non-stop and also stare at the middle of the screen. These are my tactics and you may use them but not if you are playing against me.
**Nor do I want to be. I stopped at Blue’s Clues and bouncy chairs, and now I’m done.
***I’m not a great pet-parent, but I’m also not abusive, so if I claim to abuse my cats (or my kids or husband for that matter), I’m (probably) joking.