For Apartment Therapy, January was filled with the Apartment Cure, based off the book Eight-Step Home Cure by Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan. Full disclosure...I haven't read the book, but I did follow along with the cure posts on Apartment Therapy. (Click on the link above to see what it is all about.)
There was a lot of good information and, even though I found it late, I was able to get caught up and follow some of the tools to get our apartment back into shape--we are about midway through the cure posts. I have read through them all and with Ps help, we are getting it done!
...you know what they say, the design consultant's home is the last one to be beautified...
Anyway, I decided it would be a good idea to follow along and get the year started off on the right foot.
There were a few posts that I found most useful that I wanted to share with you. The post that caught my eye and led me to the cure was one about an "organizational crutch"--something that you prop stuff up on when you are rushing in the door, or quickly changing in the bedroom, instead of putting the things where they belong. So to get more organized, you have to remove the crutch. The crutch can take many forms, but the basic idea is you don't use it for it's intended purpose because it is piled high with chaos.
Once I read this post the deal was pretty much already sealed that I wanted to participate in getting my home into shape. But then I read the first weekend cure goal: Weekend Chores. If you follow the link, you will see the first weekend assignment is to buy yourself flowers (and they make a convincing argument on why). After that I was sold.
So, if you feel like your space is in need of a little pick-me-up, go check any number of the links provided today, and see if you feel motivated to get involved.