Kitchen Cure Wrap Up: Happy Graduation

The Fall 2009 Kitchen Cure

"I think I am done...a great cure!" (deliajude in the San Francisco Bay Area)

Well, Cure-takers, if you're not there yet, you're pretty close. You put four weeks of hard work in and, if all went according to plan, your kitchen is clean, healthy and organized. And that means you're ready to take on the holiday cooking blitz with your arsenal in tip-top shape.

There were over 2,400 of you on this journey together and you did amazing work.

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deliajude continues:

My only undone task was cleaning my freezer. I wiped the fridge and cleaned out the food from both freezer & fridge but the freezer has a bit of crud on it. Not too bad but a task for another month. I removed a couple cupboard doors, painted the cupboard interior green and added a pantry-ish cupboard into the kitchen, in matching green. There were new cloth napkins made, old supplies purged, staples replenished as needed. The cupboards were relined and I moved the kitchen stuff around to make the kitchen more functional. I am proud of what I accomplished in mere weeks and am ready to tackle other spaces in the house.

We'll be leading another Cure in the spring, but if you just can't wait until then and want to do it again (or want to give it as a holiday gift!) here are all the assignments.

The Fall 2009 Kitchen Cure Assignments


For great supporting posts like How To Control Plastic Container Clutter and a discussion of How Many Cookbooks is Too Many, check out the Fall 2009 Kitchen Cure Page, it's all there.

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One of my favorite parts of the Cure was reading about the Special Projects people did.

Anne of tothestarsthroughdifficulty says of her transformed kitchen window:

Week 3 of the Kitchen Cure is nearly over. Weeks 1 and 2 were brutal, but my kitchen is virtually transformed as a result. The assignments for Week 3 include completing a special project, deep cleaning, and doing something to beautify your kitchen. Cleaning isn’t much fun to write about or to do, so I thought I would share our special project. We decided to replace the ugly mini-blinds with slightly the same shades we’ve used throughout the rest of the house. Luckily for me the shades are now on clearance, so the whole project cost only TEN DOLLARS

It's not too late to submit your before and after images. Send them in and we'll do another round-up in a week or so.

Congratulations to you all!

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