We slept for the first time in our new house last night. Two strong, tall friends helped us move "just the beds" (which was like a 3-hour project). Five beds and bedding and one pickup truck. Whew.
This house definitely feels smaller than the old one. I am not sure how we're going to fit our furniture. I am seriously thinking of NOT bringing over some pieces I assumed we'd keep, just to preserve the nice, decluttery feel to the new house. But I also don't want to act rashly. Part of me fears that whatever I bring into this house will grow roots and be hard to part with later!
Wonder if I can convince my girls to bunk their beds again. They would have more space in their room if they did -- with the beds unbunked, there is only room for their desks, not their dressup...I will be looking for underbed storage boxes soon for sure.
I think my dresser is going to feel too big in my small bedroom. Thinking underbed for clothes in my room as well. Hmm.
I wish new houses came with a free Target shopping spree. LOL.
I had my good carpenter friend build shelves in the new kitchen before we even moved in. Suddenly the storage crunch has eased. I had him make one set of shelves to fit quart jars and the other to fit two-deep half-gallon (or one-deep gallon) jars, with a lip on the shelves so the jars won't get jostled off.
When we are all moved in, I'll post pics, but it's such a process...the boxes and other furniture will descend on us on Saturday, oh my. I hate the chaos moving brings. But I love that I can embrace this house as my forever house...I'm assuming it will be...that helps me be more clear about what to keep and what not to keep. There is no "I might need this someday" -- because "someday" is NOW, and either I need it, or I don't.