January Cure : Day 5 (and a bit about 3 and 4 too)


I didn’t do the Day 3 chores of buying flowers and cleaning/ mopping ๐Ÿ™‚ But we went shopping and finished up the last gift voucher we had from Home Centre by buying some stuff for the kitchen. So that means, we get to cross some items off our house’s jumbo to-do list ๐Ÿ™‚

Our House To-Do Jumbo List – The progress so far…


-Make a nice doorplate/ door hanging/ welcome wreath
-Fix outside light and clean lamp shade
-Get a shoe-rack
-Vacuum doormat

Living Room/ Hall

-Decide on decor scheme and what accessories to get. More info about that in a separate post.
-Find a seating arrangement that works
-Create a ‘landing area’ for keys and small items
-Hang photo frame on wall facing door – take photos and print
-Tidy T.V cables and cords

Hall Balcony

-Get some green plants – flowering cacti/ money plants?
-Re-tie the clothesline
-Get a small shelf to hold clothespins and plants

Dining Room

-Hang up the curtains
-Buy a dining table and chairs


-Fit the water purifier
-Get purifier tap covers
-Fix leaky tap of water dispenser
-Get and install magnetic knife rack
Get a spoon stand
-Add some framed art
-Get a clock for the kitchen
-Get a kitchen timer
-Organize pantry, shelves, cupboards, and fridge
-Clean and organize underneath the sink
-Organize Plastic Covers
-Organize box storage
-Find a shelf for my cookbooks

Kitchen Balcony

-Fix the drippy sink and create a proper washing area
-Tie a clothes line to use in monsoon seasons

Common Bathroom

-Fix the broken tap in the washbasin
-Fix the leaky flush tank
-Fix the unusable commode
-Add some framed art

Guest Bedroom

-Organize household linens into the closet
-Put away holiday decorations into overhead storage
-Organize laundry and cleaning supplies elsewhere (not in dressing area )
-Find a place for the laundry basket
-Get curtains for window

Guest Bathroom

-Permanently unclog drains
-Fix tubelight
-Make the flush tank stop dripping

Master Bedroom

-Organize top of dresser
-Frame my brother’s seascape painting and hang it up
-Reorganize my Closet
Get one more white basket for storing hubby’s socks and handkerchiefs
-Vacuum floormat

Master Bathroom

– Hang artwork
-Vacuum doormat

Office Room

-Fix leaky window pane that drips onto our floor
-Move plastic table in and set up workstation
-Buy two plastic chairs
-Hang one piece of art
-Get curtains for window
-Get a printer
-Fix the internet connection (Wi-Fi)
-Organize our important documents and papers
-Hang a blackboard/ bulletin board


-Hang artwork

Coming back to Day 5 of the January Cure

Day 5’s task is to choose a project that I really want to tackle this month which fits the following criteria:

–ย A project that can be completed this month, in a few hours. My project will probably take the entire month and a lot of hours, but it can be completed once my furniture is here ๐Ÿ™‚ I want to concentrate on my living room this month and I want to make it usable!

–ย A project that will make a noticeable difference. A fully functional living room that I am not ashamed to invite people to – yes please!!! That would make a massive difference to our social (read lack of) lives too.

–ย A project that you’ll be proud to share. I would love to share pictures of our living room furnishing – wait – let me make it into a post series ๐Ÿ™‚

So what next? I will have to do some research and list out what exactly I want to accomplish this month. Then I need to take some before and after pictures and then I’m all set….Stay tuned for our Living Room posts ๐Ÿ™‚


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