The Eight-Step Home Cure – The End of Week 4

Posted by Rebecca

Sorry I didn’t get this out last night – my internet was down.  So without further ado, here we go….

Week Four:

Clean up living room and related closets.  This was an easy task, as my livingroom is small, doesn’t have too many surfaces, and has no related closets.

Aim to do another repair this week.  This week I completed an inexpensive and quick repair, that could be life saving.  My smoke alarms have been out of commission since I moved into my home 2 1/2 years ago.  The batteries had been low and the alarms would periodically go off for no reason.  After dealing with it during the middle of one night, I took down the alarms, removed the batteries, and went back to bed.  The alarms got put away, never to emerge from the bottom of a drawer again.  Well, until this week, when I dusted them off, replaced the batteries, and reinstalled them.  This small and easy task has greatly decreased the chances of Cassi and I sleeping through the ever-dreaded trailer fire.  Whew, that was close!

Declutter all books and media.  Done.  I don’t have too many books to get rid of – I give away ones I have already read, and typically only keep sentimental or cook books on hand.  I plan on making a trip to a local second-hand book store this week to see if they want to buy my old books and movies.  It’s a great way to make a few extra $$$.

Cancel 75% of the catalogs you receive.  I don’t receive any.  If I have something shipped, it comes to my workplace, along with any follow-up catalogs.  This is convenient, and someone is always “home” to accept the shipment.  The catalogs are discarded before they even make it to my inbox.  Win win.

Empty your Outbox.  I haven’t done this yet, but plan to get it done this week.  I spent half of last week visiting a good friend in San Diego, so I didn’t have enough time for this task.  But stay tuned for an update on this project, and for some photos of beautiful sunny San Diego.  🙂

Confirm what you need to increase or decrease color in each room.  The only room I plan on “color changing” is my bedroom.  A new neutral wall color and curtains are in the making, and I will post before and after photos when I’m done.

Identify what you need to increase or decrease softness in each room. I’m pretty satisfied with the soft/hard ratio in my home, and have decided not to make changes in this area.

Cook three meals at home this week. I always do.

I will stay on schedule for Week 5, so expect to see another post later today. Happy Monday, everyone! 😦

Rebecca Knabe

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