Sunday, 15 November 2009

Apartment Therapy Cure Week 5

Confession time, I am really having a hard time keeping up with this Apartment Therapy Cure.  A combination I think of 3 evenings last week keeping me out the house (lots of fun but very disruptive), and this major caffeine withdrawal from giving up Diet Coke.  I know it may sound over the top but I have just felt horrendous.  Zero energy.

Anyway, this week was focused on the office.  I don't have an office exactly, but we do have a playroom with a computer in.  This room is due for a transformation, but I don't think we have the budget or energy to get this done in the Apartment Therapy Cure unfortunately.  In fact I don't think, I know!  I am going to keep it underwraps until it looks beautiful!

I have managed this week to:-

Delete all the photos we don't want.  Lots and lots have gone.  I've been trying to learn to use the Queen of Clean's SLR and it has resulted in millions of not very good I have been brave and hit delete (is it just me that finds that difficult?)

Copied all the important dates from various scraps of paper into my diary.  And if you need a diary recommendation please please check out Organised Mum's Lifebooks.  Ignore the name, you don't need to be a Mum to benefit from these.  They have stickers (who doesn't get excited over a sticker?), tear out shopping lists, meal planners, budget sections....the list goes on.  I found these 4 years ago and haven't used anything else since.

Apartment Therapy also wanted you to edit your books but I am quite good at keeping these under control, and already sorted the kids excess books out a few weeks I missed that step.

So it's baby steps for me at the mo on the Apartment Therapy Cure front, but I am pleased with what we have achieved so far and am not going to get frustrated.  I think (and please agree with me!) that any challenge like this is about putting your own spin on it, and taking as much as you want  from it, or can manage at the time.


  1. Don't worry. I'm the same. That heating business really threw me and so I didn't keep up with the tasks. Now that the builders are gone there's a bit of recovery that needs doing and I'd like to work on the spare room that I was doing. Getting my books edited doesn't really come high on the list. Keep posting though even if you're not feeling too gung ho about the cure as I've enjoyed your updates.

  2. Well done for you effort, I tried the spring cure back earlier in the year, and gave up, I think when you have a family its 2 steps forward and 3 steps back, but as you say its little steps that keep you on top of things.

  3. Thanks both.....glad I'm not the only one.



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