We have the exact same problem. We've got wall-to-wall beige carpet, a hand-me-down beige sofa and greige walls. I, too, thought the carpet would wear well, but with two active little kids and a husband who always forgets to take his shoes off, it's looking pretty bad. Our house is crying out for color and/or contrast. I'd love to install rich, dark hardwood floors but that's not happening anytime soon. I'm currently looking for a big, colorful area rug to put over the carpet. And, I noticed some friends of ours have done exactly the same thing. I say, do whatever you have to do to cover the bad and show off the good!
Are Rugs on Wall-to-Wall Carpeting Really that Bad? Good Questions
|3/4/14 09:12 AM|
Bowrinfeld - Don't worry about it. This is my very first Cure, and I'm waaay behind. I haven't even looked in my bathroom closet yet. However, the main thing on my list was to get the clutter cleaned up and the papers filed. Seriously, we haven't filed in 14 months! Now THAT'S bad. There was no way I could get that mammoth task done in a day or two. I'm giving myself until the end of January to get it all sorted. Prioritize your biggest problem areas, concentrate on those and forget the rest. Good luck!
Weekend Chores: Flowers, Outbox, Living Room & Lighting January Cure Assignment #17
|1/24/14 04:03 PM|
My mom always took ours down on Jan. 1, which I think makes sense. Taking it down before New Year's Eve just seems wrong somehow. It's still the holiday period, so why not make the most of that lovely, sparkly tree while the kids are still off school? Also, we get a live tree and usually don't put it up until Dec. 15 so taking it down right after Christmas seems like a waste. My brother-in-law and his wife are adamant about leaving theirs up until Jan. 7 in honor of advent. I like that idea, but by then the needles are starting to drive me mad. :)
Weigh In: When Do You Take Down the
|1/16/14 09:26 AM|
Great job! And I completely agree with you about the cleaning miracle that is vinegar. I've been using it for everything and LOVE it.
Rebecca's Cure: This One Nearly Killed Me! Liveblogging the January Cure 2014
|1/10/14 07:41 PM|