Fall Cure: Mid-Way Through Week One

Fall Cure: Mid-Way Through Week One

Sarah Coffey
Sep 12, 2007

dmadura's peaceful bedroom

Just this week, we're posting a little extra on the Fall Cure. We've got a lot of folks to welcome, with 37 members (and growing) in our Flickr group. They're over there posting photos and helping one another through the first week of the 8-Step Home Cure. (We pull photos from the group and/or those tagged with "apartmenttherapycurechicago".)

Week One is all about creating a vision for your space. If you're doing the Deep Treatment, you're making lists of repairs, cleaning, decluttering and looking at your home in a new light. If you're doing the One-Room Remedy, you're starting a style tray, setting your budget and gathering inspiration.

too yellow's lovely window garden
(We'd love to see some sheer curtains on those windows!)

Browsing through the comments and photos, we've noticed that there are a few apartment issues popping up across the board.

A lot of you are looking for color. (Perfect timing, since our Fall Color contest will take place soon and provide lots of inspiration.) We'll also be getting deeper into color in Week Three.

Decluttering is another word that keeps coming up. If this is your problem, Week One is the perfect time to start letting go by removing one item (that you don't need or use but still has value) from your apartment.

Many of you also have big changes happening in your lives including newborn babies, career changes and new living arrangements. Thanks so much for sharing your stories and offering help to one another through the Cure. Quoting Maxwell in the book, "Big change is not impossible. It just takes patience."

Last but not least, welcome to our new Cure members smallcitybeth, iamnotaphotographer, mplsjacob, sarasco, tooyellow, AlanInAustin, tcolmsted, VisualGirl, happify, notemily, eferrisha, mavieenrose3, MsMolly, and lolagrinnin!

Top Ten: Things to do During Week One of the Cure
• Previous posts are here (Week 1 Kick-off) and here (Pre-Cure Post).
• The Flickr group is here.
• Worksheets are here.
• The Book Blog is here.

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