Weekend Projects

Keep the January Cure Alive All Year Long with Weekend Projects

published Feb 2, 2017
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Are you already missing the January Cure and wondering how you’ll manage the rest of the year? Or do you just need a little nudge to stay motivated to keep your home in good shape? Sign up for Apartment Therapy’s Weekend Projects and don’t do it alone! Each week we tackle basic cleaning chores, organizing efforts, and small home projects. Join us and make your space better — little by little, week by week — at a natural, low-pressure, and manageable pace.

How Apartment Therapy Weekend Projects work:

If you are new to the program, this is all you need to know: Each Friday, a new project assignment will be published on the site, and sent to you via email. There is absolutely no pressure to do them all – you’ll pick and choose what works best for you and your home. It’s really just a little bit of structure to help you make your home better, one small effort at a time, throughout the year.

If you haven’t already, sign up for our weekly email and you’ll be the first to get the weekend’s assignment at the end of each week.

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Every post will include all the info you need to get it done and you’ll have the entire weekend to tackle this project, along with the support of the rest of the group. Ask questions, give help, or just check in and chat in the comment threads. Each week you can either choose to work on the assignment we’ve sent you, tackle another project we’ve posted this year, or work on your own project!

Whatever you work on, you’ll share your progress with us and others by posting updates and photos on Instagram, Twitter and more with the hashtag #ATweekendproject. And in turn, others will help you stay on track!

(Image credit: Arthur Garcia-Clemente)

Remember: This is About Improvement, Not Perfection

Each week you can either choose to work on the assignment we’ve sent you, tackle another project we’ve posted this year, or work on your own project! It’s also completely okay to skip a weekend if you’re busy or not feeling the assignment. Catch up on any you may have missed, or if you’re new to Weekend Projects, dive in wherever you want. Every little bit helps.

Here’s what others have to say about Weekend Projects at the end of last year:

I have really enjoyed this series. While I don’t need or want to do every project, I’m often reminded of other projects to work on & am inspired by others. The can-do attitudes of this community are so helpful!

I want to say “thank you” to AT for beginning these year-found weekend projects. I don’t always post, and I certainly don’t do them all, but I do enough of them, sometimes out of order, that it makes a real difference. Yesterday, I was motivated by a guest coming in the late afternoon so I vacuumed and dusted and picked up and cleaned and put away—and no matter how slow I am to get started I always feel so dang good(!) when it’s done. So thanks again for these.

This is an unabashed endorsement of the weekend cures. I love them. When the assignment doesn’t fit my situation, I just find something that works for me in the same ballpark. Or not. I love being a grownup.

AT, I just want to say how thankful I am for all of the inspiration you have given me throughout the years. I look forward to many new weekend projects in 2017.

Sign up now for our once-a-week Weekend Projects program, starting now!