Every year one of my favorite design websites, Apartment Therapy, runs a month-long series of posts called the January Cure. Starting January 1st participants are given daily or weekend tasks to help them create a “new” cleaner and more organized home. I admit last year I had plans to get started on the Cure but amidst our man cave renovations I wasn’t really ready for the rest of the house. I made a list and accomplished a lot but in my time. This year I am attempting to go all in, follow the calendar as closely as I can and get my house clean and organized (at least for a bit.) I love working on decor and my house is usually presentable but I admit deep cleaning is not my favorite, so we will see how it goes and I will keep you posted on my progress.
Have a look at the assignments so far:
Assignment #1- Clean floors, Buy flowers, Gather cleaners.
This one is a project. This weekend I attempted to complete the task but since my children were still home from school and I enjoy an empty house for cleaning floors it was a little more difficult than usual. I would say I am about 80% complete on the floors and am looking forward to going out to buy some flowers as soon as I get them done this morning probably need to stock up on some cleaning supplies as well. I am thinking an Orchid and lots of scrubbing bubbles.
Assignment #2- Make a list of projects
Okay task one is easy, I usually have a list of projects a mile long (mostly decorating/construction) and there are plenty of things around the house that need to get done so I am listing away. I love a list but that doesn’t always mean the list gets done. I blogged a to-do list last January that still has a few items that I still not complete. Like organizing my sewing room drawers and although the garage was clean it is now a mess again. Arrgh! Guess I should add those to the new list.
Yes, that is one of my dirty little secrets. The sewing room drawers have not been organized since we moved in the house a year and a half ago. I think I see some organizing trays down in there somewhere…
With the turn of New Year I am excited about all the possibilities of the year to come so I am hoping this will give me the motivation I need to complete the Cure. Plus, now that I have shared with you that I am participating there is also the added pressure of accountability. Next week I promise to share an update on how it’s going.
Guess I better get to work on those floors before I am too far behind.
If you are interested it is not too late to join in the “FUN.” Any takers?