Last year, I decided to participate in Apartment Therapy’s month-long January Cure, which focuses on achieving a manageable level of organizational zen and trying to give your house some love. While the month of January was fairly productive for me, I definitely didn’t follow the calendar religiously. At the end of last January, I still had a bunch of things on my list that I really wanted to get done and was disappointed when I didn’t follow through. Hey, at least they’re my OWN unrealistic expectations.
When I headed back to my parents’ house in Kansas City for the holidays, I stumbled on my original January Cure list while I was on the plane. I realized there, 30,000 feet in the air, that I had actually gotten a lot of things checked off the list last year – even more than I thought! A lot of the tasks didn’t get accomplished in January (ugh, I still have framed art EVERYWHERE), but I think the conscious intention of those tasks helped me keep them in mind over the whole year. As I look forward to my second January Cure (which starts today!), I thought I’d share my list from last year as well as a few photos of the progress. Starting in on my new list this weekend — kitchen, you’re next.
If you’d like to participate, sign up here and let me know! Would love to hear about your progress.
January Cure // 2014
— Find a home for all unhung art
— New Stendig calendar
— Go through sideboard + organize
— Hang peace print
— Install door magnets / latches
— Install baskets in base cabinets
— Donate extra dishes + utensils
— Paint and hang doors on cabinets
— Finish countertop + install
— Figure out backsplash
— Caulk everything!
— Hang artwork
— Install a hand towel hook
— Buy new towels
— New lighting in hall
— Install wardrobe handles
— Find a home for all posters / art
— Plan and install closet organizer
— Purge + donate closet contents
— Hang artwork
More Fun: Progress Photos!
Favorite part of last year’s cure: SEXXXY NEW CLOSET. Can’t wait to do this in the guest bedroom too!
Donating old gnarly furniture made space for new FLOR rugs and super comfortable Eames shells for the dining room.
An organized vestibule is a happy way to come home, and a nice perch for Kitten! (He is a total camera hog.)
Is there anything you’re hoping to get done in January? Would love to hear about it!