yeah, site problems are normal sometimes. this is a big site.
i also got the mega nesting urge. i absolutely have to clean my house now
every day, i have to fight the desire to purge without my husband present, because invariably i purge something "terribly important" to him that just looks like a random piece of paper with a grocery list on it! so, this weekend we're going to do some good purgin' and i'm SO psyched.
i was able to purge the bathroom because he doesn't keep much in there. i scrubbed and scrubbed and scrubbed, and then i cleaned out under the cabinets and also reorganized my jewlery box (which i keep in the bathroom under the sink).
tomorrow, i hope to tackle the kitchen (which will include scrubbing the fridge and freezer, purging and washing all of the cabinets, scrubbing the floors on hands and knees (my favorite), and just getting everything as clean as humanly possible.
together this weekend, we're going to purge our living room/dining room (which right now is playing "piles of work on every surface!" because we use the dining space like an office mostly). i'm very excited about this. i hate piles but my husband LOVES them. it's the way he was raised. his mother loves piles also. she insists that she "didn't raise him this way" (as a piling pack rat), but she totally
on friday, i'm going to the organic mattress store to pick out our mattress. we're moving from a 20-odd year old full sized "normal-yuck" mattress to a king size (eastern king rather than CA king) organic mattress for our family bed!
it's the 'recon' mission so that i can narrow it down (my husband does best with choosing between two or three, rather than 20) to a couple of mattresses.
then, next weekend (not this one), we'll purge our bedroom (which means the bedroom closet which is our main 'storage area' and also the bedroom itself and ALL of our clothing), and THEN we'll go and he'll feel the mattresses that i like and THEN we'll order that mattress.
i'm so psyched to do that. i'm SO looking forward to a new mattress. i'm SO looking forward to my zen-designed bedroom. right now, it's 'zen inspired' with a normal bed, furniture, etc.
but our plan for our room is to get rid of the furniture so that there's just the bed on some hemp/cotton covered 2 x 4s on the floor, put the dressers in the closet (once it's cleaned out! woohoo!), and then take the pictures and such from the wall so that it's a very clean and simple look. oh, and we're going to get a different alarm clock--one with a chime instead of the mess that we've had to wake up to for so long!
once May comes, we'll finish the other two rooms (the yoga room is basically done--there's nothing in there, but we do use the closet for storage and need to purge that), and the third room (currently an unused "office") will be made into a guest room. that closet is also used for storage, so we'll have to purge it and set it up for guests, and find homes for the stuff in that room (purge through books, rehome them in the LR/DR shelves, donate computer to charity after cleaning it out, and donate furniture to charity as well). we will likely use our bedroom furniture in that room.
it may be that a friend of ours will move in with us in October, and so this will be her room. if she doesn't move in with us, then it will be a guest room. i can't afford two organic mattresses now, but i also don't want to put a poor guest on that bed that i have now. i'll have to think about what i want to do about that. LOL!
but, we hope to have everything organized and purged by mid-June.
since baby comes in late august, that gives us time to just have a great summer and prep for the baby.