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Display Name: Jenn Mac
Member Since: 1/5/13

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Sam & Anne's Cozy Modern Blend House Tour
2/28/13 02:05 PM

I continue to be a fan of the cure, and the room by room to-do list has been an amazing tool, but it occurs to me that after my Super Bowl party I will have to start all over with the floor deep clean. This was a great kick in the pants for me and I plan to keep with it.


Day 23: Weekend Chores - Pat Yourself on the Back, Relax & Celebrate! Apartment Therapy January Cure
2/1/13 09:34 PM

My husband is out of town this weekend, so my mission is to complete my project (painting baseboards and window sashes) today and do the living room deep clean tomorrow. The room by room to do list has been a wonderful productivity tool, and I plan to make one for the exterior of my home for warm weather projects. Thanks AT!


Day 18: Weekend Chores: Flowers, Living Room, Empty Your Outbox Apartment Therapy January Cure
1/26/13 09:08 AM

My favorite cabbage preparation is Molly Steven's braised cabbage. Simple and delicious.


10 Recipes That Remind Us Why Cabbage Is Awesome Kitchn Recipe Roundup
1/25/13 10:08 AM

I love doing "desk work", so my filing cabinet is neat and tidy. My desk, however, is a mess so I will de-clutter and streamline.


Day 14: Get Papers & Files in Order Apartment Therapy January Cure
1/21/13 01:40 PM

When I no longer needed my traditional business attire, I found consignment wasn't worth it because of the commission so I donated my suits and some newer shoes to Dress for Success. Just a thought. http://www.dressforsuccess.org/


Day 13: Weekend Chores - Flowers & Bedroom Apartment Therapy January Cure
1/18/13 12:22 PM

Last year I decided to stop buying book club books and get them from the library, primarily for clutter prevention and it has been great. Like others, my library takes donations for their book sale. My worst offense, by far, is the copy paper box full of cassettes. I need to give them all one last listen and move on!


Day 12: Declutter Books & Media Apartment Therapy January Cure
1/17/13 10:52 AM

Echoing sallyannn, I read a suggestion of displaying a picture of a meaningful item that you normally keep packed away, and finding a new home for the item; you can't honor it if it's in a box in the attic. I sold my wedding dress a few months after my wedding and still love the decision. I got 40% of what I paid, I didn't have to pay big bucks to clean/treat it for storage and someone else was able to save money on a beautiful dress.


Keep or Toss: Questions & Tips to Help You Declutter
1/17/13 09:04 AM

This was great. After dinner with friends, I came home and put away my laundry, did the dishes, made today's lunch and got in bed to read. One of my goals for the year is less tv, more books and this was a good reminder of how good that feels. I intend to make this a regular occurrence.


Day 11: Try a Media Fast Apartment Therapy January Cure
1/17/13 08:47 AM

I will be catching up on the kitchen cleaning today, but I am feeling awesome for doing two appliance repairs at my rental for $80 in parts plus my labor. Quotes from repair guy totaled $425. I am inspired by all of the TCB energy!


Day 10: Work on Your Goal Project Apartment Therapy January Cure
1/15/13 11:51 AM

We installed a key holder a month ago and it has changed our lives, but we really need interior door mats. Thanks to whoever suggested the LL Bean mats - I just ordered one for the back door and if I like it, will get one for the front. Another good nudge!


Day 9: Create a Landing Strip Apartment Therapy January Cure
1/15/13 08:38 AM

I am squeezing in a few chores in between football games, but the big push will have to be tomorrow. I had already done the fridge, but de-funkifying my cabinet faces will take some elbow grease. I did get out to Lowe's for a few items on the whole house list and put a few dishes/utensils in the outbox. Still loving the daily nudge!


Day 8: Weekend Chores - Flowers, Kitchen Cleaning & Make Yourself a Meal Apartment Therapy January Cure
1/13/13 05:10 PM

Ours is a home cooking household, so the kitchen gets a daily workout and the cabinets are always dirty. I can never make myself clean them and it is a nagging disappointment/annoyance for me. I need this nudge!


Day 8: Weekend Chores - Flowers, Kitchen Cleaning & Make Yourself a Meal Apartment Therapy January Cure
1/11/13 10:06 AM

Again, fits perfectly with my annual Super Bowl party. Sent my invite last night and went to Michaels today to tackle the framing task. Loving the daily nudge.


Day 7: Get Your Get-Together Together - Date, Guests, Invites Apartment Therapy January Cure - Day 7
1/10/13 01:13 PM

I was inspired during this task to post on Craigslist a mirror that I once loved, but no longer works with my decor. Sold it in two days and now have $85 to spend on the rest of the cure. Happy happy!


Day 4: Get a Fresh Perspective in
Just 10 Minutes Apartment Therapy January Cure

1/9/13 08:03 PM

This is perfect for me - I am amazed by how well these tasks address what's already on my mind. My office has become the room of doom, and needs some serious attention. Thanks!

anotherjen - I present my ideas to my spouse and we negotiate down to what works for both of us.


Day 4: Get a Fresh Perspective in Just 10 Minutes Apartment Therapy January Cure
1/7/13 09:51 AM

Deep cleaning the floors would be easier in an apartment, but I have half of the house done. After sweeping, I mopped the hardwoods with water and vinegar and they are gleaming! I have been doing house projects all Fall, so this is the perfect kick in the pants to finish and get the detail work done. Thanks AT!


Day 3: Weekend Chores - Flowers, Floors, Green Cleaners & Outbox Apartment Therapy January Cure
1/5/13 09:32 AM