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Display Name: jpalais
Member Since: 10/1/10

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Win This Green Tea Refrigerator from Amana!
Holiday Giveaway 2010

11/23/10 08:02 PM

oh - the lion :-)

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Holiday Giveaway 2010

11/23/10 08:01 PM

I loved this whole apartment transformed. I finished it late so I didn't get to turn in photos but I documented the whole process on my site. I was amazed that this much significant change could occur in such a short time. Thank you Maxwell and everyone who participated - there was a lot of energy behind this.

The 20/20 Home Cure

11/19/10 01:05 AM

I did this in school and would get myself in trouble - "this" being working ahead. I hung something last week because I was so excited about the new home improvements. I think it is about right though. I'll check it for today's assignment!

Day 19: Hang Artwork
The 20/20 Home Cure

11/11/10 07:32 PM

The media fast wasn't as tough as I thought it would be but I also cheated a bunch! I will have to try this again.
Having said that I got a lot out of it. Almost too much. I got really behind on my blogging - got a little too relaxed. I can see how much of an all or nothing personality I have!
My blog:

Day 14: Media Fast
The 20/20 Home Cure

11/10/10 06:31 PM

I fixed something last week! This week was really busy so I don't think I'm going to get to anything. I want to fix the way the curtains hang in my bedroom but it will have to wait. I did get my garage cleaned out and that is a huge fix. I have to say that I feel more like I would fix something just from having watched this I could do a "reach" project.

Day 15: Fix One Thing In Your Home Yourself
The 20/20 Home Cure

11/10/10 06:29 PM

I work from home and the internet is part of it...there is no real "get home from work" so I am going to have to just decide to be done at some point! This one is hard which means it is really needed. Thank you for the kick in the butt I need.

Day 14: Media Fast
The 20/20 Home Cure

11/4/10 01:04 PM

I buy flowers from local farmers - usually at the farmers market. This time I went to Whole Foods so I'm not sure where they came from. I appreciate everyone's comments regarding this issue. I loved today's video and feel this ritual is going to stick for me.

Since the 20/20 cure I sleep better, I don't take my computer to bed, I don't work in my bedroom because I have an "office" and a proper couch. I love everything about how my home feels so much more that I just function better in every way. Already I feel transformed. Thank you Max and Apartment Therapy!

(By the way, I'm a professional organizer! I was already organized and clean but focusing on my home in a different way has made a big difference for me and has given me more to offer my clients.)

Day 12: Buy Flowers
The 20/20 Home Cure

11/4/10 06:16 AM

I am so thrilled with the results from today. Here is my blog post with pictures and all!

I had already pared it down but realized I could do more. College was over 15 years ago - time to let it go! I'm keeping novels I will actually reread or books that can't be found anywhere. That is it. What is so amazing is that with shelves half empty I can see what I have and it makes me want to read what I have. I have an amazing poetry collection that I didn't make good use of because it was kindof hidden. Not anymore!

I think someone in these comments mentioned being wary of getting rid of cds...I have a few backups and then also offsite backup. is one - very inexpensive - about $5 a month. All my music is backed up offline (in case of fire) and in external drives. One drive here with me and another offsite with a friend....again - in case of theft or fire.

Day 13: Declutter Books or Media
The 20/20 Home Cure

11/4/10 06:06 AM

I made my list and within hours a friend called asking if I wanted her end tables and a heater - both of those were on my list. Pretty amazing!

Day 10: Make List of Top 6 Home Needs
The 20/20 Home Cure

11/1/10 03:26 AM

I have a new couch, credenza, curtains all over the house and am getting a dog (unplanned) .... all because of the 20/20 Cure. I'm convinced even the dog is a result of this process! Here's my vlog from today :) Thank you for all of your suggestions. I love my organizing and my systems and this has taken me to a new level.

Day 8: Establish a Landing Strip
The 20/20 Home Cure

10/28/10 06:18 AM

I felt like you today - not in the mood! But so happy I got motivated! Here's my video: I love in your book how you suggest to fix something because I automatically did that before I had even read about it. It really makes such a difference. Your style is like therapy for sure!

Day 4: Remove One Item and Set Up Outbox
The 20/20 Home Cure

10/26/10 12:14 AM

It is so funny - I just partnered up with my friend who has an eco blog, so I have all #lowimpact cleaning products right now! I did a twist on today's DIY exercise... see the video here ... I hooked up my Time Warner Cable phone modem. Oh yes I did. #ATCure is forcing us all to make it happen in the home!

Day 5: Buy or Replenish One Eco Cleaner
The 20/20 Home Cure

10/22/10 09:00 PM

I don't think I commented today but I can't remember! It is so late in LA .. oy ... Anyway .. I LOVED today's exercise. I love getting rid of things. As a professional organizer myself this is a fun one for me. So I actually got rid of a lot of things today. I couldn't stop! I also have an outbox already but don't really ever use it. That is something I don't struggle with - making decisions about getting rid of things. Don't anyone be envious ... I am flawed in so many ways this is hardly an advantage! lol Here is my video 20/20 Cure Day 4 - Purge! | Palais Professional Organizer ... also .. just a note.. I saw that you gave away an ipod. If anyone else wants to give one away there is a wonderful charity who is using ipods/iphones to teach children in Haiti. Here is the site so you can donate:

Day 4: Remove One Item and Set Up Outbox
The 20/20 Home Cure

10/22/10 05:51 AM

Forgot to mention this one....don't think anyone said this one and it is amazing:

Day 3: Find Inspirational Photos For Your Home
The 20/20 Home Cure

10/21/10 03:23 AM

This was so fun! I went through a few of the magazines I already had and found a lot of inspiration...also some websites I had bookmarked. Here's my vlog!

Day 3: Find Inspirational Photos For Your Home
The 20/20 Home Cure

10/21/10 03:19 AM

I bought flowers at Trader Joes and from 1 bunch was able to put flowers all around my apartment... Thank you for showing us that you don't have to spend a lot to have a home full of beauty. Here's my blog if you want to see!

Day 2: Buy Fresh Flowers
The 20/20 Home Cure

10/20/10 04:25 PM

I'm so excited to start the 20/20 Cure! Good luck to everyone and thank you to Apartment Therapy for their great tips and program. Here's my blog post with my Day 1 results:

The 20/20 Home Cure: Join Us Monday!
10/19/10 01:40 AM