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January Cure 2018

(122 Posts)
PenelopeFlintstone Wed 27-Dec-17 01:03:02

Morning All
I'm going to try the 'January Cure' from the Apartment Therapy website.
There are other Mumsnet threads for previous years.
Anyone with me? smile

Mybestusername Wed 27-Dec-17 11:29:12

I have just signed up! I'm planning to spend the next few days decluttering the bedrooms.

PenelopeFlintstone Wed 27-Dec-17 11:43:04

I'm feeling impatient waiting for the first email! grin I might do the linen cupboard tomorrow, in anticipation grin

chloechloe Sat 30-Dec-17 10:29:42

I've signed up too. I do every year, along with the September Cure etc and never complete them blush. I'll see how far I get. I'm going back to work in January after mat leave so it might be a bit difficult, but maybe I can use the weekends to catch up on the stuff that I don't manage in the week.

What day does it start? I guess the first Monday in January?

PenelopeFlintstone Sat 30-Dec-17 11:15:19

If I'd known there was a September one I would've just started that last week!
I'm pretty sure I won't complete it either. If I was that good at cleaning I wouldn't be planning a Cure blush That's alright though. smile I guess January 1st.

spiderbabymum Sat 30-Dec-17 19:31:08

Yes I'm in

Will start in January first

Emails usually arrive after 13:00

First weekend : it's always the floors

Westworld Sat 30-Dec-17 19:35:03

Yes - did it last year and it was great!
But I was on mat leav last year so had more time at home ... not sure how i’ll Manage to fit it all in this year.
I actually saved all the emails from last year and did the task from Day 1 last year (decluttering 1 drawer) last night.,, I was on such a roll I declutterers all the drawers and my kitchen halo

RobotGoat Sat 30-Dec-17 20:37:52

Never heard of it before but just had a Google and signed up. Sounds like just what I need - I'm stuck of living in an untidy house!

RobotGoat Sat 30-Dec-17 20:38:04

*sick not stuck

PenelopeFlintstone Sat 30-Dec-17 21:08:59

First weekend : it's always the floors
Thanks for this tip @Spiderbabymum - that involves moving a lot of furniture!
Hi Westworld Hi Robotgoat Hi Mybestusername
Chloechloe - maybe you'll get a day or two further than last time. Feeling positive for you!!

spiderbabymum Sun 31-Dec-17 10:41:47

Many thanks for starting this thread Penelope

Looking forward to getting started

PenelopeFlintstone Sun 31-Dec-17 11:45:12

Thanks Spiderbabymum - for a little while I thought I was going to be in my own! grin

PenelopeFlintstone Mon 01-Jan-18 07:22:46

I still haven't had my first email....

Mybestusername Mon 01-Jan-18 08:08:21

Same - maybe as it’s a US site the emails are sent later in the day?

PenelopeFlintstone Mon 01-Jan-18 08:10:57

Must be. I'm in Australia. I can't get my head around what time that means I'll get mine!

spiderbabymum Mon 01-Jan-18 08:25:52


The emails arrive after 13:00

Today's and the first few days will be deceptively simple

And seem to prompt thinking rather than doing

Don't get frustrated

Don't try to do too much

If you are bored start cleaning your floors
All of them , properly

Yes that's right the Whole house

It will give you a head start for the weekend

Really looking forward to it

For those who have never done the cure I suggest you need to free up time as follows

Monday - Thursday inclusive 30-45 minutes . Then stop ( this part is very important ! )

Weekend perhaps 2-3 hours per weekend ( I usually take Friday evening off )

If you don't work outside the home you may think the plan doesn't suit you

But it is possible to spend more time on the challenges

And it is possible to look ahead e.g. to the weekend andget started on that during the week

I ❤the January cure

PenelopeFlintstone Mon 01-Jan-18 08:42:35

Great info!! I'm not starting now as it's nearly 8pm here, but I will get the dyson out first thing in the morning.
And I will allocate a daily block of time for the cure.

Thanks Spider!

Lillylollylandy Mon 01-Jan-18 08:44:37

Just signed up! I work FT outside the home and have 3 children under 6, am I actually going to be able to do this?!

PenelopeFlintstone Mon 01-Jan-18 08:45:46

I don't know, but 'Hello!' just the same!

Lillylollylandy Mon 01-Jan-18 08:54:08

Hello Penelope! I’m going to give it my best shot so fingers crossed!

PenelopeFlintstone Mon 01-Jan-18 09:02:34

Maybe you can pick and choose the most important ones for your place, or spread it out over longer than a month. I think lots of people do that. You're very ambitious whereas I'm quite lazy. Good luck anyway smile

spiderbabymum Mon 01-Jan-18 09:03:36

Yes Lilly

It helped me Massively in the past when the kids were young

If you want to change how you feel about your home : give it a go

Just decide you are not spending more than 20-30 mins on weekdays

And at weekends set a limit too


Slowpokeslimmer Mon 01-Jan-18 10:40:25

Hello all. I have signed up for this too. 2017 was a year of ill health due to knee problems/knee replacement surgery. I am much improved now and need to regain control of my neglected house. I am hoping to seriously declutter this year. Looking forward to the first email.

chloechloe Mon 01-Jan-18 13:42:55

lilly Set up a dedicated folder in your inbox for the cure and file each day's email in there. Once you've done a task, delete the email. If you don't manage, just do it on another day. I'm going to do this and run the tasks over into February. I'm at my PiL for another week so can't get started anyway.

And yes the emails are sent out early US East coast time so land early afternoon if you're in Europe.

Has anybody actually completed the cure before? I'm curious to see how much if an impact it had if so.

spiderbabymum Mon 01-Jan-18 14:39:05

Yikes no email yet

I suspect this means it starts tomorrow

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