Can someone please explain to me how people move into a new home without taking a week off a work? I am so glad we have break from school this week; otherwise I’m not sure we’d ever get anything accomplished. Yesterday, our first day working on getting ready to switch residences, was very full. We spent the morning at Home Depot, Target and Bed, Bath and Beyond. The afternoon was spent at the house. Trim was painted, a basement storage shelf was assembled (with far more trouble than there should’ve been), walls were cleaned (Magic Erasers really are magic!), shades were not hung (we didn’t bring the right tools), a shower curtain was mounted, plans were made and almost an entire pizza was consumed. In short, we didn’t actually move anything yet. Which means there’s still an apartment full of stuff to transport to our new abode. I want to go back to bed just thinking about it. Luckily it seems Brian and I make a pretty good team for this sort of thing and, slowly but surely, we’ll get it done.
I figure I shouldn’t be the only one thinking about home improvement 24/7, so I’ve collected a bunch of links to inspire you as well:
Add extra storage to your home with this collection of DIY ideas from Lifehacker.
One of my big goals in our new home is to have less clutter. The Kitchn suggests 5 habits for keeping clean counter tops.
There’s going to be a major pantry restock this week, as I’ve been trying to eat what we already have so we don’t have to move it.
Huffington Post has a slideshow of items that should be bought from the bulk section.
Of course, Apartment Therapy always has ideas for the home. A few of my recent favorites: 7 Sources for Budget Outdoor Furniture, What to Compost or Recycle: 30 Items to Avoid and Kimberly’s Overflow to Organized Pantry.
The NY Times recently had a multi-page article on the process of buying a couch.
Other sites I’m looking to lately:
Young House Love (I’ve even got Brian reading!)
…and now back to my regularly scheduled packing of everything I own…