Eleanor's Cure Project: A Little Thing That Makes a Big Difference

Liveblogging the January Cure 2014

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If I'm honest, I've been having second thoughts about this whole Cure thing. Oh, I've made my list, cleaned my floors and bought some flowers, but when it comes to thinking about actually doing things, I'm a little stuck.

Because my living situation is soon to change (recap: flatmate moving abroad, taking loads of stuff with her, new person moving in, me possibly moving bedrooms), I feel a bit torn about what I should be focusing on. Do I work on organizing the common areas of my flat, even though all my hard work will be undone when my flatmate takes away her things? Do I retreat to my bedroom, changing up the lighting and art even though I might be moving rooms in two months? What began as a practical idea — organize my home and take stock of what I have and need — has quickly became a catch-22 situation. I've even found myself wishing that I could do a March Cure this year, instead.

Today's assignments actually put a lot of those feelings to rest. I don't have to do everything, I can just choose one thing. Something that will make a noticeable difference to the health or running of my home, and something that I can reasonably tackle in a few hours.

With those reassuring guidelines, the answer suddenly became clear. I've decided that first and foremost, I want to change the door swing on my refrigerator door. I noticed the awkward placement (it opens into a corner) almost immediately on moving in, and it's annoyed me ever since.

There seem to be a good number of step-by-steps and videos about the subject online, and I plan to read up over the course of this week. I'm hoping to get the deed done this weekend, if I can find a friend to help (I think the actual removal of the door might be a two-person job) and pencil in the time. I'm also planning on doing a thorough clean of the fridge, inside and out. Hey, I'm actually looking forward to this.

Have you ever changed the swing of a refrigerator door? Got any tips or advice for me?

MORE OF ELEANOR'S JANUARY CURE:

Eleanor's Cure: Big Changes Afoot (Day 1)

(Image credits: Eleanor Busing)