Friday, February 1, 2013

The February Cure

[This post is part of the January Cure project. Read more here: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7 | Day 8 | Day 9 | Day 10 | Day 11 | Day 12 | Day 13 | Day 14]

[edit: I'll be updating this page and crossing things off my list as I go along and get things done]

Today I stumbled upon an initiative called The January Cure by Apartment Therapy. Good thing it's now February, right? Missed it entirely. But the good thing's now February. As in the first of the month, perfect to start something new.

Definitely not promising anything, as we all know how that goes in my blog world. But I'd at least like to try, so here goes.

DAY 1: Make a List of Projects 

("Start at the front door and do a thorough walkthrough, noting each area or item that needs a good cleaning, a de-cluttering or a a few (3 - 5 is ideal) key sections from each room that you plan to focus on - the spots that will make the biggest impact on the look and use of the room as a whole when they are improved.")

Entry area
  • Tackle shoe clutter
  • Purse/diaper bag storage
  • Not thrilled about the bookshelf
  • Designated mail area
Living Room
  • Computer desk clutter (including cord management)
  • Introduce curtains
  • Toy storage
  • Mantle decoration
  • Overall decor
  • Oil door hinges - stop the squeaking for the love of everything
  • Replace ghetto sheet with actual curtains
  • Build and install shelves to manage book clutter
  • Go through old clothes/toys and give away
Hall (Harrison's) Bath
  • Deep clean
  • Clean out and organize closet
  • Gear decor/look towards Harrison
  • Find better hand towel hanging solution
Dining Room/Laundry
  • Curtains
  • Printer-storage-drawers-shopping-bags-shredder-paper-recycle-basket area of terror
  • Organize shelves above washer & dryer
  • Hang hand vac
  • Install child proof thingys for cabinets
  • Organize the wild beast of the pantry
  • More efficient storage would be nice...would eventually like to have a cabinet for Harrison to play in 
  • The refrigerator is a jumbled mess
  • Curtainsduh
  • Clean/polish wood chairs (get dad to fix seats, possibly)
  • Matching side tables would be nice
  • Bookshelf is a mess
  • Speaking of...purge for old things and give away
  • Spice it up (the decor, obviously)
  • Deep Clean
  • Wash or replace shower curtain
  • Organize cabinets and linen closet
  • Purge purge purge the closet - make big trip to Goodwill, mk?

For a 1000 sq ft apartment, this list seems oddly disproportionate...


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