Southwest Fall Cure: 10 Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Home

Southwest Fall Cure: 10 Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Home

Laure Joliet
Dec 8, 2008
It's been a fast paced 8 weeks with lots of purging, refining and adding life to our spaces. Did you have a party over the weekend? Do you plan to have a party over the holidays? Either way, the point of the cure is to create a home that is healthy, organized and beautiful. Do you feel like you hit the mark? Was the process anything like what you thought it would be? Jump below for some party pics, 10 tips for maintaining a healthy home and to let us know how the Cure was for you:

Suggestions for maintaining a healthy home (Maxwell's tips from the book):

• Make your bed each morning
• Take out the recycling (and trash) each morning on your way out
• Say hello to your neighbors
• Keep buying flowers or fresh fruit for your apartment
• Sort your mail as soon as you walk in the door
• Keep the refrigerator full of fresh things
• Do the dishes before you go to bed
• Keep only one book next to the bed
• always eat on a real plate with a real napkin
• Give 4 parties a year

Useful Links:
Southwest Cure Flickr Pool
The Cure Archives
Good Party Lighting
Financial Crisis Party Ideas
Mae your own paper ornaments (like the ones in the top pic)

So How'd You do?

Did you fizzle out, did you keep strong, do you exceed expectations, do you plan to keep going? Let us know how the process was for you. What was the hardest part? The easiest? The biggest surprise?

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