Wednesday, October 2, 2013

the kitchn cure


One thing that I have the hardest time with when working on my house is finishing a space. I start off cleaning my room and somehow end up in my office and then on the porch and hours go by and I have only done a few small things in every room of the house. Now I know some progress is better than none but I find myself getting frustrated that I cannot finish a room. Sometimes I wish I could walk into my den and think "Wow, everything has a place!" So my mission has been to start and finish cleaning and decorating one room at a time.

I have been a fan of Apartment Therapy for some time now but one of the things I enjoy the most is their "cure" projects. I first tried their January Cure and LOVED it. They send you an email each day with steps to conquer a goal for your home. It is so helpful to have that reminder and to break it down into small steps that, even on the busiest days, are possible to complete. Well now October is about the kitchen.


Apartment Therapy's sister site The Kitchn has just started their version called the Kitchn Cure for this month. You can go to their site and sign up and they will send you daily emails to help you get your kitchen back in shape. For example, Day 1 was to declutter and clean the fridge and freezer. I forget how good it feels to have a clean fridge. Sign up today and lets get our kitchens back in shape!

8 comments:

  1. I like the idea of breaking big goals into smaller tasks that can be accomplished one day at a time. It makes the big picture seem so much smaller!

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    1. It is amazing how much that helps me. I don't think I realize how often I don't even start because a task seems too big!

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  2. This sounds absolutely awesome! It reminds me of how my mom used to help my clean my room:) First she made me shove it all in a pile in the middle of the room (it usually was pretty bad) and then I had to find a place for everything. This sounds like something I could really get into!
    I love those wood counter tops!
    Leah Faye
    a clover and a bee

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    1. You should try it out! It really has been awesome for me so far. Also I am totally stealing your moms cleaning strategy :)

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  3. I started this yesterday! I even went on to start organizing the pantry! It felt so so good. What a great post!

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    1. I'm a little embarrassed about how proud I am of my progress! My kitchen has never felt better.

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  4. I do that too. I totally understand. We are selling our home and had to do a huge cleaning and decluttering in the past couple of weeks... one of the hardest things my husband and I have had to do yet.

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    1. That is so tough! I bet it will feel amazing when you are done though. Good luck with the move :)

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