Wow, what a whirlwind this weekend was (W’s for the WIN!). We finally moved into our new house that we bought on April 15th. What took us so long? Well, we had to get the hardwood floors refinished on the first floor before moving in (dust is not our friend) and we needed to pick a weekend that was available for my parents so they could make the SIX HOUR DRIVE from Canada to help us.
Saturday and Sunday were rainy and miserable here in Michigan — not optimal moving weather — I’m pretty sure I ordered blue skies and sunshine! Despite the rain our move was relatively painless, well it was for me since I don’t classify myself as a “lifter” more of a “director of others.” My husband, husband’s friend, my dad and mom worked SO hard to get us out of the apartment and into our darling cape cod – Big thanks to them for all of their hard work.
I can’t express to you how awesome it is being in our very own place. Well, maybe I can: We shared a hallway with a neighbour who enjoyed leaving her garbage bags – smelly ones, filled with rotting food – right outside of her door INSTEAD OF ON HER BALCONY. Also, a student who lived below us liked to play the drums, piano and xylophone all day, every day. He was probably a music major at the University of Mighican or maybe just an asshole. We’ll never know.
A few things are bugging me in the new house and I can’t wait to get started on making improvements.
#1 Lighting in the main floor bathroom. The sole source of light is over the mirror so showering can be a very dark and scary experience. The two lights also have a blue tint to them so doing makeup in there is …. well let’s just say I haven’t looked in a mirror today for fear of how my foundation looks.
#2 SPIDERS! Our home backs onto a creek which is great for privacy but I’ve seen a few eight legged freaks crawling around our house which is NO BUENO! This weekend we will tackle all the bugs and creepy crawlies taking up residence in our pad.
#3 Window treatments. I’m sure our neighbour Ralph is chuffed with us not having any window treatments but I don’t think I can keep changing in the corner of our room for much longer. Because nobody puts me in a corner not even myself.
#4 Clothes Everywhere! We weren’t able to bring our massive bedroom dresser to the second floor so currently the majority of my clothes have no home. They are in suitcases, rubbermaid tubes, thrown casually on the floor… Our first furniture purchase HAS to be a bedroom dresser.
#5 Washer/Dryer. I am so pleased our home came with a washer/dryer because we really don’t need the stress of buying major appliances right after moving in… but I don’t think I can last very long using these machines. They are older, small and won’t handwash my blouses the way I need them to. Finding a front loading high efficiency washer/dryer that doesn’t break out bank is key.
If you have any organizartional tips for me please leave them in the comments : )