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Display Name: HannahRoses
Member Since: 1/21/14

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Fairly successful weekend! I caught up on vacuuming, some dusting and overall decluttering, and focused on completing projects in the living room. I hung up curtains, a shelf that had been sitting on the floor for 2 months, and reorganized all the other shelves as well. I thought about installing a dimmer for my living room light, but since it has two light switches and isn't the standard 'single pole' light, I decided to leave that for another weekend (or maybe ask my landlord to install it for me). Instead I set up my hanging ikea light fixture on a timer so that I won't have to bend over and plug it in every night anymore. I bought cord hiders to direct the cord and plugged it in to a 5$ timer from Lowes. Yay! Now my light is on by 6pm when I get home, and it turns of at 11 when I go to sleep.

I completed another one of my Cure projects as well, I painted a pegboard for all of my kitchen tools. It is so cute, I love it. My boyfriend made one as well for all of his beer brewing stuff. We bought all the supplies at Lowes for $30 or so. The only challenge I ran into was hanging it...the wall I want it on seems to be solid brick and my drill couldn't make a dent in it. I will try to hang it up with masonry screws, for now it is just on the floor by my stove. I still think it is much better for cooking than having everything in drawers, especially in a tight space like mine. I am going to use tonight to finish dusting and cleaning surfaces, or maybe just take a night off! :)

Weekend Chores: Flowers, Outbox, Living Room & Lighting January Cure Assignment #17
1/27/14 03:51 PM

This was my big project for the cure as well! I finished it last week. I used a combo of the little green notebook tutorial and the addicted 2 decorating tutorial. I used pegboard, and as the comment above mentions, it is difficult to staple into. If you do not have access to a air compressor or electric staple gun you should probably use plywood and just drill the holes. Pegboard is also known as "hardboard" so that should be a clue to the difficulty of stapling and screwing the wall mounts to it. Luckily my boyfriend helped me with most of that, he would brace the headboard against his leg while I stapled, and we got through it in a few hours. He screwed in the french cleat for mounting, it looked very difficult I don't think I could have done it alone, not enough arm strength!

I LOVE my tufted headboard, it is black velvet with gold lion head buttons. I ordered the buttons on etsy instead of covering my own because I wanted them to contrast with the fabric. This is actually a fairly easy DIY project if you have some experience building/making things and someone to help you. For the foam buy two twin mattress pads at walmart for $10 each! That was by far the best tip I got from the comments on the other tutorials.

Tara's Cure Project: This One's Gonna Be Tuft Liveblogging The January Cure 2014
1/22/14 12:47 PM

I'm pretty caught up on this one. I just moved to a new apartment three months ago and did a big purge of products, makeup and nail polishes then. Tonight I'll just do a quick organizing and cleaning of my bathroom cabinets, maybe throw away a few more things that haven't been used since the move. I still need to do a thorough dusting in the bedroom and clean some cabinets in the kitchen, so I will be catching up on that tonight. Excited for the living room deep clean this weekend, I have some decorating stuff to do in there too!

Declutter & Organize: Bathroom Cabinets Cleanout The January Cure: Assignment # 15
1/22/14 12:30 PM

Easy one! Last night I organized the cords by my nightstand and under my desk and labeled all of the cords behind the tv console with some labels I got at office max. They are still a tangled mess back there but i can't see it from any angle in the living room so it doesn't bother me. Now that they are labeled I don't have to do the old follow the cord from plug to source trick. Caught up on paperwork as well, more to do this weekend for taxes, ugh.

Worth It: Clear Up Cord Clutter January Cure Assignment #14
1/22/14 11:33 AM

Still working on the bedroom deep clean tonight..just need to do the vacuuming and dusting and I'll be almost caught up! Paperwork comes after that, I need to get everything ready to do my taxes, I want to get them done as early as possible this year. I use a standard filing system with hanging labeled files, and do almost everything banking/utility/bill related online so my papers are not out of control.

I do run my own small side business in addition to my full time job, and cataloging the receipts and papers for that can be tough, I separate them all into my files as they come in and then log all my expenses and earnings in an excel spreadsheet once a month or so. I sell jewelry and the business is fairly small so this works for me. Love to hear other ideas for keeping track of your small business expenses and earnings without a dedicated POS system/quickbooks/etc...

Less Mess & Stress: Getting Your Paperwork & Files Organized January Cure: Assignment # 13
1/21/14 01:20 PM