I am so excited! One of my favorite blogs, ApartmentTherapy.com, sent out an email a couple weeks ago announcing a program called The January Cure. Each day we would be sent an email giving us a new task to help us purge, clean, organize and prepare our apartment for the year ahead.

By the end off the 8 week program my new apartment will be in perfect shape and ready for me to throw a house warming party for all my friends to show off my new place.

Ok, so it actually started yesterday and my first task was to walk through my apartment and make a list of projects I would like to complete in each room. My list is incredibly long right now because I haven’t even fully unpacked after just moving in 5 days ago, but I think that also means I can get a lot off this list in a short amount of time.


  • Paint
  • Rug in front of sink
  • Extra counter space
  • Organize cabinets
  • Hang entry key box
  • Replace trash can

Living Room

  • New sofas/slip covers
  • Purchase TV unit with enough space for DVDs and electronics
  • Hang curtains
  • Purchase throw pillows
  • Box for Hidee’s toys
  • Hang art/photos
  • Mount TV on wall
  • Put electrical outlet by fireplace

Dining Room

  • Set up office area
  • Hang art
  • Figure out what else I want to use this space for (Reading nook?)


  • Hang photos
  • Curtains
  • DVD player
  • Shelving?
  • Rug for end of bed


Here’s to the beginning of my January Cure!