It has been a week, as I knew it would be. I don’t think I’ve ever been this behind at work – going straight from week off to a call week is a mistake I’ve made before and nope, it’s not a good plan.
Next time maybe I’ll remember, though sometimes these things can’t be helped.
However!! We are moved in, and honestly things are starting to feel pretty functional. A room-by-room status report:
Kids’ rooms – done!
Kitchen – done!
Workout area – done! (this is the closest I’ve ever had to a home gym and it’s very exciting!)
Closet / my clothes – largely done though need to get some things out of there and figure out some kind of bins/shelving for linens (our old house had a linen closet; this one doesn’t really for whatever reason).
Books in our bedroom – not done. Lots of boxes, some of which are more ‘archival things’ (generally not belonging to me . . . ) that will be finding another home. Maybe this weekend
Office – not done. Our desks are set up, but we lost office shelving/closet in the move so we are planning on something similar to this (though not as built-in as she managed to do it!). I think this will take some time.
Garage – has some debris but Josh has agreed to let junk haulers come (this is also very exciting) so hopefully will be cleared out soon. Josh did an excellent interim organizing job, though.
Pictures – I have asked that the pictures in our home be put up as a Mother’s Day gift 🙂 In our last house (a rental, so things felt transient) we basically hung nothing up. To be honest, I am more bothered by the pile of frames in our closet than I am by the empty walls, but . . .either way, makes sense to put them up (or give them away!). They are not providing any benefit in the closet!
I would give myself a decluttering grade of B+ — we got rid of a lot of things no longer used, needed, or loved. G still has more toys than she can keep reasonably neat and the boxes in the bedroom/office need to be pared down, so there is still more to do. Josh has asked me to ‘help him’ pare down, so we will see where that leads.
In May, I will reattempt Organize 365’s 100 day program — definitely more excited to do it now that we are in this house!
Time to get the kids up. I am (#*%(#$ behind at work but I feel like the dawn of May will be a promising new era — past move and this call week!!!! More to come . . .