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 pictures.....so 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 ago.....so 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.