CHI Spring Cure: Week Five

CHI Spring Cure: Week Five

Sarah Coffey
Apr 7, 2008

This week we deal with media in the home: wrangling it, taming it, and learning to break free from it. We're dealing with cord clutter and trying to clear some clutter from our minds as well. This week or weekend, schedule a one-day media fast to catch your breath. From the comments on the last post, it seems like people have been having a tough time, which isn't such a bad thing - it shows that the Cure is working. Progress isn't easy and never comes without growing pains. We're so glad that everyone is sharing their stories, commenting on one another's pics, and generally commiserating. Having help is key to finishing the Cure!

This Week's Assignment (Deep Treatment): This week, we're getting rid of old paperwork, decluttering files, and dealing with the cord octopus. Almost everyone has one (we sure do), and wrangling it only takes the right tools and a little bit of time. For inspiration and help, visit Unplggd, our sister site dedicated to technology in the home. We're continuing to cook at home, and The Kitchn is posting simple recipes for home cooks. We're also planning a mini vacation from the modern world by taking a one-day media fast.

This Week's Assignment (One-Room Workout): In the One-Room Workout, we're shopping! Take care not to bring filler pieces or impulse purchases into your home. Although something might seem too cheap to pass up, it will cost you later when it becomes clutter and you have to figure out what to do with it. We're also prepping the room for wall color and trying out paint samples.

Thanks to all of you for updating us on your progress in the comments! Continue to post links to your Flickr pics here so that your fellow Curers can help you out, offer advice on problem areas, and see all that you've crossed off your list already.

Good Links:
AT:Chicago's Midwestern Cure Flickr Group
lucitebox needs help with the closet.
merskine needs help finding a coffee table.
harmony_france is refining her floor plan.
elisaruth's Outbox is ready to go.
minhus put up a new towel hook in the bathroom.
thefarmersdaughter's (aka lorijo's) son has a new desk!

Previous Posts:
CHI Spring Cure: Week Four - Weekend
CHI Spring Cure: Week Four
CHI Spring Cure: Week Three - Weekend
CHI Spring Cure: Mid-Way Through Week Three
CHI Spring Cure: Week Three
CHI Spring Cure: Week Two - Weekend
CHI Spring Cure: Mid-Way Through Week Two
CHI Spring Cure: Week Two
CHI Spring Cure: Week One - Weekend
CHI Spring Cure: Mid-Way Through Week One
CHI Spring Cure: Week One
CHI Spring Cure: Week Zero - Weekend
CHI Spring Cure: Official Sign-Up
CHI Spring Cure: Week Zero

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