Southwest Fall Cure: Filtering and Prioritizing

Southwest Fall Cure: Filtering and Prioritizing

Laure Joliet
Oct 31, 2008
Alright we're rounding out the end of Week 3! Give yourselves a pat on the back, you're almost halfway through to having homes that are healthy, beautiful and organized. Of course, right about now it probably doesn't look that way since you've been moving things around, adding to the outbox, considering where to display collections and deciding if you need to add or take away color. But we promise, it has to get worse before it gets better. And you guys are doing an awesome job! Next week you'll get to go shopping so use this weekend to make some more space! Jump below for a refresher on your assignments and some helpful links:

Deep Treatment
Vacuum, dust and mop your whole place: You could use that extra hour on sunday to get this done!
Clean your entrance and start a landing strip: What flowers have you added here? Have you purged tons of papers? Have hooks to hang your bag?
Toss all old mail, catalogs and magazines: put them in your outbox and cancel the ones you know you don't read.
Schedule to have all repairs done!
Identify Cool Rooms and Warm Rooms: Check out natural color families for inspiration.
Apply the 80/20 Color rule: This means 80% neutral and 20% color in any given space so that color isn't competing.
Cook 2 meals at home this week: Head over to the kitchn for some ideas.
Figure out your housewarming invitation: Our very favorite store is Urbanic in venice. Audrey carries the best letterpress cards!

One Room Remedy
Research your shopping list: Next week you start shopping, so make sure you have a plan for what you're looking for. Le Swap is getting closer, (think the week before thanksgiving) and that should give you a chance to swap instead of buy!
Start a list of changes you want to make: committing things to paper makes them more real and makes you accountable!
Identify Cool Rooms and Warm Rooms: Are these working for you? Does your living room need to be warmer or does it need a cold shower?
Call in the big guns: Figure out what you need a professional or a handyman for. Be realistic about how much you'll be able to do yourself and then ask for help!

Useful Links::
Please upload photos to the flickr pool! We know you guys are working hard and we want to be able to share it so keep those photos coming in.
Does your apartment need to be cozier?
HElp San Diego AT apply this style to her space
Our new favorite green cleaner
Spring's Week 3 Post
Spring's Week 3 Weekend Post
posts on landing strips
lots of color inspiration
Don't forget to relax!
Some posts on clutter
Ideas for your party invitation
Introducing Le Swap: if you have something you know you're getting rid of, or have something you're looking for, check here first and see if another Curee has it or wants it!
Keep uploading pictures so that we can post your progress!

Previous Posts:
Southwest Fall Cure: Week 2, Making Space
Southwest Cure Week One Weekend
Southwest Cure Week One
Southwest Fall Cure: Getting Oriented

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