Day 1 20/20 Home Cure – Fall 2010 from maxwell gillingham-ryan on Vimeo.
I spent most of the day in our attic.
If you follow me on Instagram you’d have seen the image I posted, I’m far to embarrassed to put it up here, suffice to say it wasn’t pretty.
How in the WORLD do we accumulate so much clutter! There is clearly much wisdom in the old adage of ‘out of sight, out of mind’.
Midway through the much-needed purge a tweet came through asking why I was giving away my past, to which I responded ‘I’m making way for my future!’, yes, I know, so Oprah of me, but the fact is that in 10 short weeks our baby girl arrives… we need the space!
Often I’m asked how I made the big step into being the tree hugging hippie that I am and my answer is the same, it’s habit-forming. Once you commit to making a small change the next becomes easier and it becomes a way of life.
A while back I took the Apartment Therapy’s 20/20 Cure, Maxwell describes it as follows:
In only 20 minutes a day for 20 days we’re all going to make our homes beautiful, organized and healthy. This fall I’m making my original Home Cure shorter and more accessible so that everyone can do it and feel good about their home.
It’s adapted from on his book, The Eight Step Home Cure (which I haven’t read) and I challenge you to take up the same challenge.
Many of the tasks seem rudimentary and in some cases repetitive, but it costs you NOTHING and these steps become habit-forming.
So happy cleaning! I’d love to know how you get on, though no pictures are required!