I've been on a nesting rampage!
In addition to all the usual deep cleaning and other things I posted here: http://mothering.com/discussions/sho...061&highlight=
, I've been doing much more around the house...
A couple weeks ago we found a leak in the bathroom - that turning into an opportunity to renovate! After fixing the plumbing and repairing the wall, we installed waincoating and a new vanity/sink. I still have to paint, but that's been backburnered for a number of other projects
. Will get photos up when possible.
I built DS2's crib in DS2s room and put out a few "baby" decor items to finish off the boys room. I purchased a wooden cradle on craigslist for our bedroom. Now sleeping arrangements are all taken care of.
We went to Ikea for storage shelving and baskets so that I could revamp our "reading nook" in the living room into a full-fledged play area for the boys. Got out the baby toys and put them in the boys room and playroom. In fact, DS1 is playing with some of them right now
. Reorganized all of the games and crafting supplies - moving them to the play area. This allowed me to remove a bookcase from the dining room and move it up to the office so I had a place for the book that I needed to bring home from my office on campus. I vacated my campus office this week, because my contract is up in a couple days.
I totally gutted the closet in my office - which holds all the office supplies, as well as crafting and hobby stuff for DH and I. The closet was out of control, I couldn't find anything. But now everything is rearranged and neat again!
In the basement, I continue to purge and rearrange. I took several boxes of stuff to goodwill this week and more a few weeks ago. I've emptied 4 large storage boxes! I moved all the storage boxes to another area of the basement in preparation for making a workout area for the family. DH wants to buy a tread mill and I am getting an exercise bike from a family member. We also want to get a small trampoline for DS1 - he has SPD and jumping is good therapy for him. I already purchased a hanging swing chair to install for him down there too.
My next project is to go through the file cabinets in my office and basement. I want to clean them out and consolidate down to one cabinet if possible. I'm sure I will have a huge stack of paper to recycle after that project.
I've even extended my nesting energies to my mother's house. She is trying to get it ready to sell and has 30+ years of stuff to get rid of. We drove down last weekend and with a lot of help from other family members and my in-laws, we took 2 trailers full of trash to the dump and 2 van-loads of things to goodwill! We made a lot of progress towards getting her ready to sell the place.