Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Cure Goals

It's time to nail down exactly want I want to accomplish in this Cure. Some of these come straight from my to-do list for the year. I also need to figure out the budget
  1. Major deep cleaning treatment of the entire house (this is long overdue) - $0
  2. Decluttering (especially the linen closet, under the bed and the kitchen cabinets) - $0
  3. Purchase and hang new window treatments for living room (the hardest part of this one is picking window treatments) - $300
  4. Find art for the living room - $50
  5. Fix living room walls and repaint (there's a moisture issue I've been trying to fix with free help, but it's time to call in a pro. I have no idea how much the repair might be. I'm hoping less than $300)
  6. Install shelf and lighting above bed - $70
  7. New fanlight for bedroom - $100
  8. Art/wall interest for bathroom (maybe a decal?) - $30
  9. New towels? (having all matching towels would be nice, I haven't bought towels since college, but since I have ones that are perfectly fine... I dunno)
Wow - it all adds up quick, doesn't it? The $850 budget is definitely a maximum, I hope I'll come in much lower. Maybe I'll get lucky with the moisture repair, even though I'm fearing the worst.

updated 3/13

7 comments:

  1. i need to make a list like that too. i am just kind of going with the flow of the book, but doing a lot of side things too. i just posted about my first week.

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  2. Kathy Price-RobinsonMarch 16, 2008 at 11:10 PM

    I hope you can get the new towels! It's a lovely luxury that impacts you every day. And if old ones are fine, donate them to the thrift shop and let some other family get a thrill out of them.

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  3. Donate to a thrift shop!? BWAHAHAHAHAHA, That's not the American way you COMMUNIST!!

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  4. Kathy - It's definitely something I'm thinking about, depending on how the rest of the budget works out.



    And hey, don't bother the real readers mondo-dork. (sorry people, and yes, I know him).

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  5. when i did the cure i treated myself to new towels -- i got them at bed bath & beyond (my faves are the suite collection, super yummy) -- after all, that's what i'm saving those coupons for! (and ps, they never expire AND you can use up to 5 every day AND the checkout people will bundle little items together).

    cheers!
    abby

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  6. Abby - Great tips about BB&B coupons, I didn't know those. Thanks for stopping by and sharing!

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  7. Though I'm sure I'm behind the times since I'm JUST reading your blog, on the topics of buuying new towels?? SOMETIMES you can find brand names w/o the tags at BigLots. But my fave place to get new towels, and cheaply, is TJ Maxx, though I'm sure Marshall's would have about the same thing. $4 for nice soft, cushy towels that dry water from you after showering?? Yes please!

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