One hour to a better home: January Cure




{ Assignment #2: Make a list of projects }

Today’s January Cure assignment was simple and important: create a list of trouble spots in each room; items that need a good cleaning, de-cluttering, or re-organization.  After writing down all of the issues, spend a moment to go through the list and select a few items from each room that would really make an improvement to the function or feeling of the room.

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The Cure Begins: January Cure 2016


{ Assignment #1: Flowers & Floors }

The January Cure, a month long home organization effort, begins with buying flowers and cleaning the floors.  When I first started the Cure four years ago, I thought that this was a bit ridiculous.  We should buy flowers after the space is clean, and clean the floors close-to-last, as they will get dirty well before the end of the month.  After reading

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5 simple reasons I’m writing to you now

Last year I travelled ‘out west’ to visit my brother and his family. I had not seen them in many years and it was great to catch up, and to be part of their daily lives for that brief stay. I was able to see what life was like, share in memories at the ballpark and playground, and see my nephews (one of which was an infant).

During that visit my sister-in-law, Nicole, wanted to know what life was like in the city. She wanted to know if we had parks, what we did for fun, how did we go grocery shopping without a car. Nicole hasn’t been the only one to ask such questions, I get them frequently. While at a conference in Texas this past year the questions kept coming; and not just with life, but also recommendations, and assorted sundry. You may even have questions:  what life is like in Washington, DC / a big city / on the East Coast.

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