The Eight-Week Home Cure – The End of Week 8

Posted by Rebecca

A couple of weeks have gone by.  They’ve been busy ones!  I caught a cold, had a visit from my childhood friend, Dannica, and suffered (not really) through a big wind and rain storm, among many other things.  One thing that did not keep me busy, however, was my Week 8 tasks.  I’m a slacker.  I admit it.

Week Eight:

Vacuum your entire home and clean all windows, inside and out if possible.  Vacuum, yes.  Windows, no.  But I really do need to do this.  However, the grime, dust, street pollution stuck to my windows adds a little privacy in my tight living quarters.  The neighbors are hard pressed to successfully see what I’m doing with all that gunk on the glass.  Hmmmmm, maybe I’ll keep it that way….

Do a final purge and empty the Outbox.  I did a small purge and off-loaded a few items.  But my outbox seems to be a revolving door.  I’m always sticking something in there.  Like last night.  I bought a pretty new alarm clock this weekend, and put the old, ugly digital one in the outbox.  I’m going to keep it in the outbox for a while and not get rid of it quite yet, because, lo and behold, I found out this morning my pretty clock doesn’t have a snooze button.  Oh the humanity!!  I’m not sure I can live with this.

Remove your shoes when at home.  I’m Canadian, and that’s just what we do.  Always.

Buy fresh flowers.  Duh.  😉

Cook and eat at home, plan the week ahead, and wake early for a bath.  I’m good at cooking and eating at home.  Sometimes my “cooking” is no more than microwaving nachos, and sometimes it involves chopping, peeling, sauteing, braising, and seasoning.  I have a general idea of my plan for the week.  But it does not involve an early bath.

Thanks for bearing with me through 8 (ok, 9) weeks of the Home Cure.  I got a lot of great feedback from those who loved the weekly guidelines for organizing your life.  I also got feedback (from my brother) that it was time for the Cure to be over, and regular blogging to resume.  I’ve seen my brother’s dorm room before.  I know he would benefit from the Cure more than anyone I know.  But like they say, you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it downsize, organize, clean, and tidy its tiny place.  Or something like that.


My messy brother and I.

Rebecca Knabe


2 thoughts on “The Eight-Week Home Cure – The End of Week 8

  1. Well I have to say. I didn’t follow the guide through my house but it did definitely inspire me to finish up things and get organized in a lot of areas! My latest goal I life is to finish the projects I started before I start another. Its working! Yes ur blog has inspired me! Thank you!!!!

    • Hi Darrelyn!
      I agree – I’ve been a little more productive around the house lately because I’ve really enjoyed the little changes that I’ve already made. Inspired to keep on going!

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