Northwest Fall Cure: The Landing Strip

Northwest Fall Cure: The Landing Strip

I (Danielle from AT:SF) tackled my entryway before the Cure officially started, and look to it for inspiration to finish the rest of my apartment!

• Cure Clock: 6 Weeks Remaining
• Assignment: Read pp. 100-128, clean, declutter and plan a Landing Strip
• Flickr Pool: Northwest Fall Cure Pool

Now that we've tackled the floors and the kitchen, we move on to one of our favorite parts of the Cure: the Landing Strip. The Landing Strip represents the crux of what's going to keep our home "cured" after the next 6 weeks have come and gone.

The Landing Strip is the filter between the inside and outside world, and healthy, thoughtful intake is just as important as all of the purging we've done so far. Honor that process by creating a space that makes you stop and center yourself before leaving your home, and also allows room to mentally and literally unburden yourself when you come in.

This is also the week when we start to think about color. Lucky for us Fall curers, the Fall Colors Contest is in full swing for plenty of inspiration!

>>Northwest Fall Cure Flickr pool

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    Wig3000 cleared off her media bench for last week's assignment, and her living room looks amazing!

    Weekly Assignment (Deep Treatment):

  • Vacuum, dust and mop throughout your home.
  • Clean your entrance and any related closets.
  • Arrange to have all repairs taken care of in the next three weeks.
  • Declutter your entrance.
  • Move all old mail, catalogs and magazines to the Outbox.
  • Look into what you would need to create a Landing Strip.
  • Cancel any unused subscriptions.
  • Identify cool rooms and warm rooms.
  • Apply the 80/20 color rule.
  • Cook two meals at home this week.
  • Design an invitation for your housewarming.

    Mr_Yuko's kitchen is beautiful, but they're still looking for ideas on how to clear coffee and dishwashing clutter.

    Weekly Assignment (One-Room Workout):

  • Research your Shopping List.
  • Start a list of proposed interior changes.
  • Identify cool rooms and warm rooms.
  • Determine whether window treatments are neccessary.
  • Apply the 80/20 color rule.
  • Research and call in help this week.

    also cleared off a surface last week. Her sewing machine is covered with a nice, graphic pillowcase.

    Discussions & Useful Links:

  • fjorlief and BlueFem44 are both looking for houseplant placement suggestions. Have some? Chime in.
  • This post has a few reader-submitted suggestions for creating a landing strip in an open floor plan.
  • Shoe clutter can be a constant battle by the door. This post has a roundup of shoe storage solutions.
  • This is one of our favorite landing strips in all of AT.
  • Maxwell has a thorough explanation of the 80/20 color rule.

    The home-cooked meals from last week included jamiemcquary's zucchini vichyssoise and lurker2209's 30 jars of applesauce!

    Welcome to our newest Northwest Fall Cure participants (we're up to 80 people!):


    La Selva Beach proud mom


    lisetiffner has this pile saved up for Freecylcers. Yay green!

    >>Northwest Fall Cure Flickr pool

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    Previous Northwest Fall Cure 08 Posts:

  • It's That Time Again!

  • Week Zero — Sign Up and Get Oriented (the sign-up form is in this post, so be sure to click through and sign up if you haven't done it yet!)

  • Week Zero — Getting Oriented

  • Week One — Creating Your Vision

  • Week One: Weekend — Creating Your Vision

  • Week Two — Clearing the Path
  • Week Two: Weekend — Clearing the Path

    The Fall Cure on the other AT sites:

  • San Francisco & our Flickr group (Hosted by Danielle and covering the northwest)

  • New York & their Flickr group (Hosted by Maxwell and covering the east)

  • Los Angeles & their Flickr group (Hosted by Abby and Laure and covering the southwest)

  • Chicago & their Flickr group (Hosted by Sarahrae and covering the midwest)

    General Info:

  • Buy the book from our store, Amazon, Powell's or Barnes & Noble

  • Read an excerpt from the first chapter

  • Revisit the last Cure (Spring)

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