Claire's January Cure: My Third Week

January Cure Diaries

Despite how clean and tidy this photo looks, my week was not very successful. Just like a few of my fellow Apartment Therapy bloggers, the flu hit me hard for week 3 and definitely put a halt to the swift progress that I was making in my January Cure. Luckily my flu was a quick 3 day illness, so it made the media fast really easy, but I still have an overflowing bookshelf of clutter.

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Day 9: Create a Landing Strip.
The landing space in a home is one of my favorite areas to set up, but in my current apartment there isn't really the space for a landing strip. I have a door mat, coat rack, and a great new umbrella stand, which is a necessity for living in London. With a 2'x3' entry, I'm lucky to squeeze in what I can.

Day 10: Work on Your Goal Project.
I had a nice weekday off to focus on finally tackling the office corner of my living room that has been nagging at me for months. While I cleaned up the desk, my papers still need a bit of filing and the office area could use some cord control. Luckily week 4 is around the corner.

Day 11: Try a Media Fast.
The flu hit me this day and so the media fast was not too hard to do.

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Day 12: De-clutter Books and Media.
This leaning bookcase is about to topple over! It has become over stuffed with books and media, so after two years it is definitely time for a cleanout and reorganization. Unfortunately this did not get accomplished, as staying in bed with the flu was the only thing that I was up to.

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Day 13: Weekend Chores: Flowers and Bedroom Cleaning.
I organized my closet last month to make room for hiding Christmas gifts, so the bedroom wasn't on the top of my list, but everything needed a quick clean out including the nightstands. It also felt refreshing on Sunday after recovering from the flu to tidy up and make everything feel clean and fresh again.

MORE OF CLAIRE'S JANUARY CURE:
Week One
Week Two

(Images: Claire Bock)

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Claire is a California native living in London who loves discovering the city with her husband and French bulldog Watson. With a background in photography and interior design, her current creative obsessions include sewing, printmaking, and anything neon.