I know I’ve still been a bit spotty in my web-world appearances. I have been sure to keep my creative juices flowing and recently entered a contest on Olioboard. I would LOVE it if you would vote for my holiday mood board!
If not, you should! I did, and today is the first day. Today is the first day of Apartment Therapy’s new approach to the Home Cure. Day 1’s task – Clean One Room. As my apartment is just one big room – yay for living in an efficiency – I will at least be tackling the floor of this whole space. Here are my cleaning supplies…
…for the floor
…for the furniture (thanks to Lola)
With my supplies in hand I was ready to tackle my apartment.
Not a bad start! While I am typically a bit of a neat freak, I do think that I will begin to clean every Sunday evening for 20 minutes. I think that a clean start to the week – literally – would be great!
In general, I have set some ‘rules’ for myself in regards to making sure I keep my home beautiful.
You would be surprised what a difference this has made in my apartment.
Do you have any of your own cleaning rituals?
While I had prepared myself for the transition of job culture from my last job to this new one, or so I thought, it has been a surprisingly frazzling first two weeks. My schedule is all thrown off, I don’t have much work to do, I’m still getting used to wearing “grown-up clothes” ….. the list goes on.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m still extremely excited for what the future may hold, and grateful for all that I have, but I’m drained. Hence, the short post today. I promise I will be much more on the ball next week.
I came across this quote the other day. I think it will help me to justify my current mental state and the physical state of my closet.
One person’s mess is merely another person’s filing system.
– Margo Kaurman
Happy Friday and have a wonderful weekend!
I have been struggling, since Friday, with the management of my apartment building. While I was enjoying my week off last week, I also began to have some upper respiratory issues. I eventually figured out that I only had problems when the HVAC (air conditioning) unit was turned on. After mentioning my concerns about potential mold to management on Friday (9/17/2010) and being brushed-off, my boyfriend and I were able to open the unit partially to find this:
While I’m not a scientist or an expert, this looked a lot like mold to me. Long-story made short, I have not been sleeping my in apartment since Thursday night. I’ve been in a bit of a battle with my building’s management to get them to resolve this issue.
I’m a fan of quotes, and came across this one in my blog-reading and researching today
From success to failure is one step; from failure to success is a long road.
– Yiddish Proverb
Happy Tuesday everyone, and don’t forget to let me know what topics you would like to discuss.
Today is my last day of work in my current position. I don’t know if I would say I’m excited because I truly did enjoy my time here. I think the best way to describe how I feel would be to say I’m happy. Very happy. I am closing one great door and opening another, potentially more amazing, one.
In the Washington, D.C. area, this weekend is supposed to be the most beautiful weather! I plan on dragging my boyfriend out of doors as much as possible. Some of my options are a wine festival, the Franciscan monastery (never seen it but they started advertising that it’s gorgeous), the national basilica (haven’t seen this yet either), the PG County Fair, an arts event in either downtown or Alexandria and who knows what else I may come up with.
I hope you all have a fabulous weekend. I hope next week brings lots of sharing and collaboration as to what you have done or want to do with your space.