When I participated in last year's January Cure and the Style Cure back in August, I think I bit off a bit more than I could chew, choosing projects that were very time consuming and that I had to rely heavily on others (read: the Mister) for help. So this time with a teething eight-month-old keeping me up all hours of the night and a three-year-old not letting me nap during the day, I'm resolving to go easier on myself and not repeat my past mistakes.
I tend to be a bit of a perfectionist and overachiever by nature, so actually following the assignment and choosing a project that will only take a few hours is pretty difficult for me. Nevertheless, here's the plan:
1. Paint the never-before-been-painted French doors in the family room
2. Paint the only-ever-covered-in-primer doors of the cabinets
3. Get the paper monster under control by purging unnecessary files and filing the huge mountain of paperwork on my desk (seriously, my eight-month-old's birth certificate and social security card have yet to be filed away some place safe - this is not good)
4. Purge toys and clutter + organize.
So, like I said, nothing that's gonna knock your socks off, but a good, solid to-do list. And as a bonus I won't need to rely as much on my husband to complete this one as I did with the Style Cure, as painting is squarely within my skill set. (Less nagging - always a plus!) It certainly isn't going to be a dramatic before and after as none of these problems are super noticeable on camera, but it will get me one step closer to our goal of getting the house ready to put on the market without sending me to the looney bin. I'm definitely going for a cure and not a curse this year!
How about you, were you able to resist the temptation to do something dramatic and instead stick with a project that will actually only take you a few hours?
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