Alana's Hybrid Cure will be based on Maxwell Gillingham-Ryans book, Apartment Therapy the eight-step home cure. I do have that book and I've read it multible times, but have not truly gone through the steps it recommends you to take. On this Hybrid Cure I will try to follow the steps of AT and Alana and possibly invent some of my own too. Here is my Master Plan for the cure.
- Read pages 1 - 51 of Apartment Therapy, The Eight Week Cure
- Fill out the interview and quiz
- Create a style tray online.
- Create cleaning checklists
- Make up a repair list for each room.
- Post de-clutter spots atleast weekly
- Clean out existing Outbox.
Week One: Plan repairs, vacuum and mop floors, create style tray.
Week Two: Clean kitchen, declutter, repair at least one thing, define style verbally.
Week Three: Front and back entries, interior and exteriors (weather permitting). Clean, declutter, organize. Get spring flowers to front door, if not too cold.
Week Four: Living Room, thoroughly clean (including sofas and chairs), declutter CDs, DVDs and books. Clean windows from inside.
Week Five: Office: clean, declutter, deal with computer files.
Week Six: Bathroom and toilet: clean, declutter.
Week Seven: Bedroom, clean, declutter. Build headboard (Nice one Alana, we need this!).
Week Eight: Make terrace ready for summer, power wash decking, wash windows from outside.