Of course, preparing for guests can be a big job. This is time to walk into your home and see it through someone else's eyes. You've already cleaned, de-cluttered, maybe painted, maybe rearranged so you won't have to turn the house upside down to be ready. Kust finish up the small projects, do a final emptying of the outbox and add some extra space around the furniture in your living room to help it breath to accommodate more than it's used to.
Of course, since you've already been working for a number of weeks, the real challenge here is more in the stopping than starting.
Reading all the comments, we realize that there area bunch of you working on BIG projects that won't stop this week, or that are still catching up from life related delays. What we recommend is that you clean up as best you can so that this week - if nothing else - is a breather. Inviting some friends over - keep it casual! - is still a good idea, and you may find yourself surprised at how interested and impressed your friends will be, even if you're not entirely done. Remember, most people don't spend this much time on their home!
A Quote from last Spring's Cure:
"I don't know why I needed to "cure" with others to get this done-but it worked!"
Part of the magic is that once you find yourself talking with other people about their Cure efforts and you hear yourself contributing to solving their problems, it seems much easier to solve your own. - wende in phoenix
A big thank you to Jonathan for filling in for me last week!
Info:The Cure posts will go up twice a week, Mondays and Fridays, allowing for plenty of comment space. We will be pulling comments and pics to the front page post each week and everyone is urged to take pics, tag them with "apartmenttherapycurela" and post them in our Flickr Pools: