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Display Name: jenc
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It took me 3 hours, I did not take any photos, and I still have a pile of jars I left on my counter that need to be dumped and rinsed so they can be reused or recycled. I got rid of 3 grocery bags full of food - and my fridge is not that big. It had been a long time. I feel a lot better about it now, and I know what's in there. Like 3 bags of frozen edamame! And 3 jars of olives! And those parmesan rinds you mentioned. Thank you. I really needed this. I'm going to do my best to stick with the rest of the cure. But I won't be posting any pictures.

Day 1: Declutter and Clean the Refrigerator and Freezer The Kitchn Cure Fall 2013
10/1/13 09:59 AM

@bexblack32 - It is not charming. Public spaces exist for a reason - take your child to a park, a library, or even a mall. Keep your children, and your pets, out of my yard!

Neighbor Loyalty: Sacred Bond Or Naiveté?
7/9/13 01:03 PM

It's clearly a pantry. Get some nice matching food storage containers and store your dry goods there (or cookbooks, or serving dishes, or even a nice straight row of wine glasses!)

What Should I Do with This Built-In Shelving? Good Questions
9/25/12 11:41 AM

I think that it's fine to display family/personal photos as long as they make you happy to see them. I think if you're putting them in the guest room because you don't have a better place to put them, perhaps you should not display them. A guest room, if you have one, is the only truly "public" place in your house. And it's creepy to stay in someone's guest bedroom with all their photos staring at you. Also, the bathroom - no faces in the bathroom. It's just weird.

Displaying Personal Photos:
Awesome or Awkward?

9/25/12 12:13 AM

I have the most beautiful silverware set in storage (at my grandmothers). It has mother-of-pearl handles and the utensils are tiny - one day I'd love to use them for a fancy tea party.
When I was first offered them they looked grungy and tarnished, but my grandmother polished them all up for me. They're stunning. I'm so glad I said yes.

Inheriting the Family Dishes Reader Survey
8/2/12 03:52 PM

I could use a place for mail - I'm pretty good about getting rid of junk right away though, so it's probably better that I don't really have a place for it. This way I deal with it immediately, instead of letting it clutter up my entranceway.

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | The Green Cure: Creating A Filter At Your Front Door Week 3 - Intro
10/28/09 11:10 PM

I have a hard time finding a place for my gym bag and yoga bag. They tend to live by the door. I don't have a closet, so that's just where they go. Oh well.

I do have an incredibly wobbly coat rack they could hide on, if only I could fix it. It's on my cure repair list!

Apartment Therapy Chicago | The Fall Cure: The Landing Strip Week 3 - Tips Tricks
10/28/09 10:06 PM

Oh, you all are so on top of things!
I've yet to take "before" pictures - I've been getting home late, and it's hard to take good pictures without natural light. Thursday I'm hoping to take the befores AND some afters.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | The Fall Cure: Clearing the Path Week 2: Show and Tell
10/28/09 01:02 AM

I need to fix a piece of veneer on my kitchen cupboard that's peeling, and another piece that has come off. I'm also caulking around my tub, and attaching a piece of vinyl stripping. This list goes on, but those are my first two.

I'm having trouble managing my time to get everything done - I'm a bit behind, but I'm hoping to do some catch-up on Thursday. Wish me luck!

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | The Green Cure: Getting To Know Your Home Week 2 - Show Tell
10/28/09 12:43 AM

I'm having a holiday hot drinks & cookies party to celebrate my "housewarming". I hope my close friends will notice how tidy everything is (or will be). I hope my not-as-close friends will just have a good time, and be comfortable in my house. Having more than a few people over is always a challenge in my small space.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | The Fall Cure: Clearing the PathWeek 2 - Tips Tricks
10/28/09 12:36 AM

My kitchen needs cleaning. Under the sink needs some purging. And I need to work on eating food that's been in the cupboards forever!

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | The Green Cure: Getting To Know Your Home Week 2 - Intro
10/27/09 10:46 PM

I'm changing up my artwork, so it's all stuff I really love (I'm behind on the cure, but I'm trying to post comments anyway!)

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | The Fall Cure: Creating Your VisionWeek 1- Show and Tell
10/27/09 10:37 PM

Is it wrong that I get inspired by photos that are sort of cluttered? Maybe not so much cluttered as just, have a lot of stuff. It seems wrong... I can't help it.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | The Fall Cure: Creating Your Vision Week 1 - Tips Tricks
10/27/09 10:07 PM

Ecover dish soap - it smells great, it works, and it doesn't make my boyfriend's hands blister, which 'regular' soap does (no more excuses to get out of dishwashing!)

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | The Green Cure: Setting Your Intention Week 1.5 - Tips Tricks
10/27/09 02:07 AM

My inspiration is a potential impending move - my boyfriend (who I live with) is applying to medical school residency programs. I'm currently in Toronto, but he's not sure where he might end up. Consequently, I'm not sure where I might end up. In case it's a smaller city, I've been trying to soak up everything I can. I've been taking craft classes like crazy, and I'm studying to write a professional accreditation exam for my field of work. We have a room we share as an office, but I know I distract him when I'm in there. He needs to study for school, so I mostly hang out in the living room. I'm fine with that, but I get sucked in by TV and don't get anything creative (or even non-creative!) done (all my stuff is in the office!). So, I'm working out a way to move some stuff into the living room, and to put some stuff in nice containers so my supplies will be more portable, and will hide away nicely. Phew, it felt good to write all that down!

Apartment Therapy New York | The Fall Cure: Creating Your Vision Week 1 - Intro
10/27/09 01:52 AM

I took a load of stuff to the goodwill, but most of it was my boyfriends. I have to go through my clothes, because I know there's some stuff in my closet that can go. I'm also getting rid of a frying pan (we have two the same size), and some computer equipment that's still good but that I don't or need. Oh, and some books from school I don't need anymore!

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | The Green Cure: Setting Your Intention Week 1 - Intro
10/27/09 01:35 AM

I'm trying to switch to environmentally friendly cleaners, but I have a lot of partial bottles of non-green stuff still in the house. It seems a waste (and a hazard) to just throw them away or dump them down the drain. Any thoughts?

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Fall Green Cure 2009: Discussion Board
10/27/09 01:26 AM

I'm about 10 days behind (eek!), but I'm hoping to catch up this week. Certain parts are easy (buy flowers, check!), and other parts are a little less appealing (vacuum...). I'm looking at my shopping list and wondering how I'm going to fit in a trip to IKEA...

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Fall Cure 2009: Discussion Board Canada
10/27/09 01:20 AM

Oh, all of the above - books, craft supplies, kitchen stuff, electronics - basically anything I paid good money for and that could still be useful. I hate wasting, and getting rid of something that still has value is really difficult for me.

Apartment Therapy New York | The Fall Cure: Clearing The Path Week 2 - Intro
10/19/09 11:07 PM

It should be Jessica McKay, not Jenny, according to the original source...

Apartment Therapy New York | Before After: Revamped Stool
3/24/09 04:02 PM