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!