Midwest Fall Cure: Week Two - The Weekend

Midwest Fall Cure: Week Two - The Weekend

Sarah Rae Smith
Oct 24, 2008
raikenn found a great way to showcase mismatched flatware from an Italian flea market while keeping things in control.

  • Cure Clock: 44 days
  • Assignment: Read through Ch. 5 (Pages 70-99).
  • Flickr Pool: Midwest Fall Cure Pool

    Weekends are a great time to really dig in and tackle the project or set of tasks that you've been putting off. Weekdays can be busy with soccer practice or yoga, meetings and paperwork. But the weekend for most is a time to sit back and really break a sweat fixing up the space we need so badly to be a retreat from our busy lives during the work week. This week on our Midwest Flickr Pool we issued an additional challenge to our participants. Click through to see if it's the boost of motivation you might need to get you going this weekend...

    The Midwest Fall Cure Team is over 100 participants strong. We have an army of people tackling clutter and reclaiming parts of their spaces and homes that need a little help. And as we all know, the best part of a large group of people, is the strength and support from such numbers. So this weekend, The Midwest Fall Cure is extending the challenge to snap a few motivational photos of small areas in their spaces.
    If you aren't a member of Flickr (it's free if you want to be!) and would like to participate, you can email your photos to: sarahraeat@gmail.com We would be more than happy to post them up for you!

    thefarmersdaughter made a $16 piece of fabric into a fantastic art installation that tied the whole dining room together. Nice work!

    Want to keep tabs on us with Flickr? Here's how:

  • Midwest Fall Cure Flickr Pool
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    jess2nola is mapping out the closet to maximize the space and how it's being used!

    Week Two Deep Treatment:

  • Fix one thing in your apartment yourself.
  • Clean your kitchen from top to bottom and throw away old food.
  • Buy a water filter and use it.
  • Run your hands over every wall in your apartment.
  • Clear a space for an Outbox.
  • Clear one surface and use the Outbox.
  • Buy fresh flowers.
  • Determine your style.
  • Find a new recipe and cook at least one meal at home.
  • Choose the date for your housewarming.

    Week Two:One-Room Remedy

  • Decide what activities you want in your room and where they will go.
  • Buy, borrow or make a floor plan tool.
  • Map out the room that bothers you most and work out your solution.
  • Name your vision.
  • Build a shopping list.

    heymomo added wheels to her magazine bin so it no longer scrapes across the floor. Great idea and great inspiration to tackle the small things!

    Great Links and Discussions:

  • Mrs. Mack has an easy bread recipe for you.
  • cvillegal has questions about wood floors in the kitchen. Click on over to join the discussion.
  • Telsing opens up about bathroom renovations.
  • simply.goldyn. is looking for a good neutral color to paint a rental. Join in with your thoughts!

    Midwest Fall Cure participants:

    Alabama: Splomo
    Arkansas: lemonadefish
    Illinois: LindaK, landerdander, beth_in_chicago, chicagoflamingo, HomeFor2, Vikini, alexandscott, rockypondgirl, chicagomom72, Hekela9, Mrs.Mack, Cvillegal, ksmile, orangeblossom, eshirden, madgel24, RWL, juliejuliezzzzz, rkdavis, Andi, ascout, tamaraamick, Sam Kraus, chicagoamber, CeciliaC, harmonyfrance, SassyBlondeGirl, freneticfloetry, sblack511, anniemontana
    Indiana: Dawn, Sarcelle, Gemini Girl
    Iowa: tarasana, khensley76
    Georgia: bellamira, jeanthief
    Kansas: Jo_Bair, girlginger
    Kentucky: merskine
    Louisiana: urbanconjure
    Michigan: JanG, Laurall, jamyzz, Simply.Goldyn., lorijo
    Minnesota: ivegots, Sparklebot, cyclopathic, northwind, simpleshelly, Seshat, lilithslair, Sheaff, Sunkay, SarahN, Molly Margarita, bright_as_yellow, happify
    Missouri: nicolem2882, STLcoleen, Sadie, Chelle, sarahrae
    Nebraksa: djohnson
    Ohio: signe, baxlala, kennedm1, ewserk, suzieboozie, serenity_evenstar, neda, amyewine
    Oklahoma: Mary, Francesca, design.is.good
    Tennessee: alona
    Texas: lehall, MelissaS, wendi, AustinV, Melanie Millar, maybellene, srw
    Wisconsin: Robin
    Canada: Veronica, smallcitybeth, honeyfresh, Jenny!, heymomo, ce_pelle, Lost Newf
    Undeclared US: hourto, Emmm, caradoll, HeatherAB
    International Undeclared: Telsing, elle_media, PoignantTuna

    Previous Posts:

  • Midwest Fall Cure Week Two
  • Midwest Fall Cure: Week One - Weekend
  • Midwest Fall Cure: Week One
  • The Midwest Fall Cure: Week Zero - Weekend
  • Midwest Fall Cure: Let's Go!
  • Roundup: The Best Of the Midwest Spring Cure

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