The 2009 Spring Cure is coming up soon so if you're been considering some spring cleaning, wanting to redecorate on a budget or just need some help motivating yourself to finish up some projects and make your apartment or house more comfortable then grab a copy of the book and delve into the archives of past cures for inspiration. This year is going to be run a little bit different so keep your eyes peeled for the official start. Not sure what the cure is? Click here. Update: We've created a whole page dedicated to the Spring Cure right here. It will be up for the duration of the cure and is a spot to find all the weekly posts, a place to upload images and to message boards for each city!
If you've never done the Cure before there's no time like the present. With most of us paring down and spending more time at home it's more important than ever to have a space that is beautiful, healthy and organized. Your home can inspire you with room for your favorite activities. Even if you live in a very very small space your home can still support the life you want. The Cure is essentially 8 weeks of assignments that help you focus on making your home a place you love to be in. We post assignments and updates a couple of times each week on the site and ask that you to submit photos of your progress so that we can all share in the process. Together we help motivate and inspire one another throughout the 8 weeks. And don't worry, none of us has ever done it perfectly but we've all made progress and that's what's important. The 8 weeks are based on the book that Maxwell wrote inspired by his experiences with interior design clients. It's a hollistic approach to home and the book goes more in depth than our posts will (since they're meant to augment rather than replace the chapters in the book). Reserve your copy of the book at the library or buy the Apartment Therapy 8 Step Home Cure via amazon (used copies are starting at $3.99). Image from Extra Help for the Cure and Decluttering