Northwest Fall Cure: The Thick of It

Northwest Fall Cure: The Thick of It


The dining spot in session's apartment rivals any hip cafe in ambience.

• Cure Clock: 4 Weeks Remaining
• Assignment: Read pp. 154-184, clean, declutter and organize home office
• Flickr Pool: Northwest Fall Cure Pool

We are over the hump and working on one of the hardest-working spaces in our homes: the home office. Or printer corner. Or dining-table-after-dinner. Whatever your setup, chances are this area has cords, papers and equipment that could bear evaluation of their organization, relevance and continued usefulness in our homes. This is this week we're going to do it.

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    BEFORE (left) and AFTER (right): noni_maybe got started on her office corner a week early.

    Weekly Assignment (Deep Treatment):

  • Take care of repairs this week.
  • Clean office area and related closets.
  • Vacuum, dust and mop throughout.
  • Declutter files.
  • Tackle the cord octopus.
  • Try a one-day media fast.
  • Buy fresh flowers.
  • Choose at least one soft or hard thing to add or subtract.
  • Cook three meals at home this week.
  • Eat at home Sunday through Thursday.
  • Go to bed early and read before sleep.
  • Optional: look into wireless technology.



    Wig3000 is considering this painting above her bathroom door.

    Weekly Assignment (One-Room Workout):

  • Order from your shopping list.
  • Try paint samples in the room.
  • Finalize paint choices.



    kittyireland also got a jump on her home office.

    Previous Northwest Fall Cure 08 Posts:

  • It's That Time Again!

  • Week Zero — Sign Up and Get Oriented (the sign-up form is in this post, so be sure to click through and sign up if you haven't done it yet!)

  • Week Zero — Getting Oriented

  • Week One — Creating Your Vision

  • Week One: Weekend — Creating Your Vision
  • Week Two — Clearing the Path
  • Week Two: Weekend — Clearing the Path
  • Week Three — The Landing Strip
  • Week Three: Weekend — The Landing Strip
  • Week Four — Purge, Baby, Purge!
  • Week Four: Weekend — Purge, Baby, Purge!

    The Fall Cure on the other AT sites:

  • San Francisco & our Flickr group (Hosted by Danielle and covering the northwest)

  • New York & their Flickr group (Hosted by Maxwell and covering the east)

  • Los Angeles & their Flickr group (Hosted by Abby and Laure and covering the southwest)

  • Chicago & their Flickr group (Hosted by Sarahrae and covering the midwest)

    General Info:

  • Buy the book from our store, Amazon, Powell's or Barnes & Noble
  • Read an excerpt from the first chapter

  • Revisit the last Cure (Spring)

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