Thursday, June 18, 2015

House Progress

Nope, I don’t have new pictures. But, yesterday I unpacked the last box and tub! It’s still not all put away, it is unpacked!

Our bedroom is now peaceful and lacking in chaos and clutter (for the most part), but it still isn’t quite done. It needs wall hangings and my jewelry needs to be unpacked.

The living/dining room is done, but still just has some move clutter – our “first needs” toolbox, a few empty boxes from yesterday’s final unpacking, a couple of crates full of wires and cords that need to be sorted, and some everyday use stuff that has ended up piled on end tables while awaiting a permanent home.

We inherited a beautiful roll-top desk with the house, and I can’t wait to get a picture of it! It was piled high on day one with stacks and toolboxes, and it hasn’t been tackled yet, so that will have to wait a bit.

The sunroom/schoolroom/office/library is taking shape. Every time we have rearranged in the past few years, it has been with the mentality that “this” goes on “that” shelf because that’s where it all fit best. That’s not going to work here. So, I’m sorting out what those changes mean.

Partly, it means that this amazing stack of crates might not be as useful here!

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Would you believe there are seven more full crates on shelves right now, two others full of cords, and a myriad of minis scattered hither and yon? We had no idea we had collected so many crates until we prepared for this move. In Almyra, we were using every single one. Wow.

But the most exciting part of all of this is the continually discovery that I have more room than I thought. In every single room, I’ve hit a point of “it’s not going to work/fit, and I don’t know what to do” frustration. I usually stare around numbly without a clue what to do next. I walk away and come back later, at which point everything just seems to find a spot. Then, suddenly, I’m done! Everything has a place, and sometimes there’s even lots of wiggle room or space leftover. Amazing.

So, I’m heading into another day. Tackling clutter. Finding spots. Rethinking everything. Getting rid of stuff that doesn’t work in this house (although I don’t know that I’m ready to part with any unused crates; they’re like plastic tubs – very handy to have around!).

And then when it’s all done, I get to truly organize the personal library! Happy dance.

1 comment:

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Three cheers for all the progress you've made! You've got a great crew to help you, too :D