Moving is always portrayed as such a dramatic event. It was completely foreign to me, having only really half-moved once, so I approached it with a mixture of excitement and dread. My mind kept flashing back to that scene in "The Incredibles" when Helen is thrilled to unpack the last box... after having moved in three years prior. That's how I imagined it would be: I had every pin tacked on my Pinterest board, I was planning out the color that would go on each box and was ready to write out a numbered list of what was in each box.
My hubs assured me that was all unnecessary and told me we would be done in 2 days. I scoffed like you probably are now, but he wasn't too far off. We were pretty much settled and completely unpacked on day 3, thanks to incredible friends and family! We would probably still be unpacking if it weren't for them. Granted, we don't have any kids and my husband is the opposite of a pack rat, but that's pretty fantastic!
As I stood behind the truck on moving day telling our crew where each item went, I asked them for some tips for moving and if color coordinating would have been helpful. They seemed obviously amused and said the easiest thing is just to associate a number with the room and match that with the box. I just stood there saying "1, 3, 2, kitchen, 3, 1, downstairs, 3..."
I was, however, very happy to have written the box destination on the top and sides. They stacked them all up on a dolly to distribute and I wouldn't have been able to see anything on the tops. If I were moving somewhere farther than across town, I probably would have numbered my boxes as well, just to be sure I had everything in one fell swoop.
At the request of a few friends, I went around taking a few photos today of some of my favorite parts of the house. Some of my favorite things aren't worth taking photos of, though, like the main level washer/dryer, soft-close drawers and cabinets and lighted carpet stairs to the basement. The couple who owned the home prior to us designed it themselves, so they thought of tons of details: even a whole-home audio system, dimmable lights, a nest thermostat and a central vac. I feel super spoiled this week!
Gas fireplace with cathedral ceilings? Woohoo!
We really wanted an open main floor, so the kitchen connecting to the living room is perfect!
My hubs framed in this mirror and it turned out to be amazing!
LOVE these mason jar pendant lights!
The previous owners built this little kid-house under the stairs, so when we do have kids, they get the perfect play place!
Wookiee approves the kid house!
Happy to have a use for our old entertainment center: book and record holder!
Our bedroom is a bit patriotic with a few items from our wedding, like the sign and bouquet.
I have lots of these crates, which I love! So I'm trying to find a temporary use for them. Craft and photography storage works!
And we're all set in the living room with our gaming boxes. My hubs is thrilled to have access to the Xbox 360, Xbox 1 and Wii all at once. :) We've already had some evenings of playing Mario to break in the new home (and we're horrible).
I almost don't know what to do with all this space! I can hardly wait to have people over and start planning a housewarming party!
I'll have some updates soon as we DIY a few things and paint a bit. :)