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Display Name: Ajmw
Member Since: 10/13/07

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Lesson learned: Make sure to clearly communicate any "The Cure" actions to household members. Some well-intentioned de-cluttering, re-arranging, and landing strip building can be interpreted negatively by others! Has anyone else encountered this? If so, how were you able to positively mitigate the situation?

The Clutter Filter: Create a Landing Strip January Cure: Assignment 9
1/14/14 03:46 PM

I am working on my dresser top. It contains a mix of clean, dirty, and half-dirty clothes, useable and broken jewelry, misc maps, boarding passes and ticket stubs, and a number of items I've been meaning to put on Craigslist for the past three months. It's the dumping ground for anything and everything, but I think there's hope!

You Can Do It: Pick a Project to Cross Off Your List January Cure: Assignment # 5
1/8/14 10:05 PM

Rachel, I like how you've incorprated local elements into apartment design and how your post is really unique to the DC area. Even though I'm not so much of a fan of pink flowery things as decor for my own apt, I can appreciate your creativity! Good luck!

Apartment Therapy New York | AT DC: Cherry Blossom Season in DC
3/27/08 02:15 PM

I support the expansion to 850 sq ft. Yes, it is large in the city (I live in DC now), but I'm from Nebraska, and studios there are pretty uncommon. Most people I know there live in 1 or 2 BR's, or small houses, and shoot, if I could get a 2 BR for $650/mo like you can get there, I would move to a "huge" place like that! They shouldn't be penalized in other areas of the country just because they can live in a 2BR for the price of a closet in East Coast cities. Next year, sub-dividing may be a good option.

Apartment Therapy New York | Small Cool 2008: Get Ready for April!
3/25/08 11:53 AM

I'm sooo excited for DC! I think there's a lot of funk and style around here, but you just gotta know where to find it. And most of us just need some help finding it! I remember emailing AT a few months ago asking why where wasn't a DC site, so thanks for opening it up to us :-)

Apartment Therapy New York | Blogger Search: AT:Washington, DC Wants You!
3/16/08 10:01 PM

Glad to see there's a couple other Washingtonians here! I would say the new Target is busy, but not necessarily crowded or crazy (I've been twice!). They do a good job of having a lot of check-out lines open, so things stay moving.

Holly, where is Garden District? There's a couple of garden stores on 14th, but I don't know the names of them. And I'm curious to know what you found out about edible plants that grow in low light. I live in a basement, and there's one window that gets a crack of sunlight, but it's not much. Would like to know if growing anything is possible.

My digital camera is out of commission, so I won't be able to post pics for a while, but I did establish my Outbox already. Just imagine a square yard of stuff piled anywhere from 1 to 3 feet off the ground. Since in my apt the office, living room, and kitchen are essentially one room, I may try to combine some weeks. Given the small size of the place, I thought the Outbox would make the whole apartment look like a tornado swept through it, but I've found that keeping all my crap contained to one corner actually allowed the rest of the apartment to look cleaner. I even had dinner guests and they didn't even notice the Outbox right away.

Apartment Therapy New York | NY Spring Cure: Week One - Weekend
3/16/08 09:54 PM

I'm "curing" my junior 1-bedroom in hopes of entering it in the Smallest Coolest contest for this year. (When does that open up and how does one enter anyway?) I'm not sure if it can live up to some of the amazing designs I've seen, but just getting it primped enough so that I'm confident enough to actually to post pictures would be quite an accomplishment!

Apartment Therapy New York | NY Spring Cure: Week One - Getting Going...
3/14/08 07:39 AM


Apartment Therapy The Kitchen | Holiday Gift Bag 2007: Win 1080 Recipes and a Zyliss Grater
12/11/07 06:30 PM

So cute!

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Holiday Gift Bag #7: London Bus Tote Stuffed With Goodies
12/11/07 06:28 PM

The curtain is a chain-link bamboo curtain from Ikea, and I've since fixed it so it doesn't hang down over the couch. The floors bug me as well, which is why I was planning on getting the area rug to cover the whole living room space. Also, while there is not much natural light, with my lamps and the recess lights, the place is pretty well lit and doesn't feel super cave-y. Thanks for your input. I do like the one suggestion of maybe just painting the picture wall brown, and getting picture frames w/ white mats to pop the pictures. How's that?

Apartment Therapy - Good Questions: Should I Paint My Basement Studio Walls Chocolate Brown?
10/15/07 02:50 PM