Yes… yes. I am, indeed, writing to you from my new home! My new kitchen! My new little hippy antique nest that I, dare say, is even starting to feel really quite livable.
This was, not surprisingly, a mammoth of a week. I really, really appreciated all of your comments on my last post in regards to – no matter the amount of organizing and pre-planning you do before a move, the moving process always ends up being a stressful mess. And there is ALWAYS more stuff to pack right at the end! Thank you for making me feel less alone in this. But geez!! How does that happen!?
So without further ado, I’m doing a hella link up with Meg for this superwoman edition of Week In Review. Dan is still working full time in Guelph, so I was on my own all week to start on all the unpacking. And I did. All on my own. Hence, I am titling myself superwoman. Dan…. I’ve got this.
This week I…
Finished packing up all the remaining bits and pieces of my old place, lugged three massive garbage bags over to a dumpster, carried a futon frame over to a dispensing area, swept, cleaned the bathtub, and said my fond farewell to my little home
Over the span of three days, made countless mini-van trips between the two places with Dan – the two of us carrying countless boxes and bags and pieces of furniture into the apartment
Boxes boxes boxes…
Ate a lot of take out. At weird times. Standing, sitting, in a van, running out the door… but also discovered the best falafel I’ve ever had. Score.
First dinner in the apartment! My level of romance.
Unpacked and organized our new kitchen. Side note: does anyone else find organizing a kitchen THE hardest part about moving!?! It’s so hard!! I swear I stood in the middle of my kitchen in plain overwhelmed stillness for 5 solid minutes on more than one occasion.
Bought a new coffee press and finally found a butter dish!
Emptied out one fridge and then cleaned and starting refilling another
Set up our TV, wiped down all our cupboards and drawers and organized our cleaning cabinets
Ate breakfast out at cafes for the first three days mostly because a) I had no internet for the majority of the week but also b) no groceries c) no table and d) where is my underwear?
Morning with Dan at Bloomers. Mmm bagel.
Solo morning at Field Trip
But then finally enjoyed my very first morning in the new abode!
Celebrating with sourdough avocado toast and fresh rasberries
Picked up and set up our internet all on my own. Coming from a complete non-techy this was a big deal.
Oh hi there little guy
Built a shoe rack… all on my own.
Spent way too much time, as well as my entire
life’s savings last paycheck at Wal-mart picking up different sizes of organizers, bedding and other home necessities. Then lugged it all home on my own, looking like a crazy bag lady.
Spoke with countless potential candidates to come take a few VERY ANNOYING pieces of furniture from out of the house. Which involved a lot, a lot of emailing. Pieces that are putting a major kink in the last bit of unpacking. Hopefully having them all out by Monday!
Speaking of furniture…
Dealt with…… this.
Um…….. Yeah. It was traumatizing. Let’s just leave it at that.
Somehow squeezed in an audition (which felt good) and sent off a late night self tape
Also amidst all the mess, still spent 5 days at rehearsal and worked 3 shifts at work
Drank a lot of coffee.
… hey. Superwoman can have her vice.
I tried to keep up to date with some blog reading and responding to comments, but that definitely took a back seat. Thanks for all still being there!
In conclusion… I moved a lot of boxes. Unpacked a lot of boxes. Cleaned. Organized a lot of shelves. And tried to hold on to my big girl panties (which I eventually found) in an effort to remain sane and continue on with life.The Superwoman Moving Edition! Come have fun with the #weekinreview with @cleaneatsfast #moving #unpacking #coffee #superwoman Click To Tweet
What do you think is the hardest part of unpacking? What do you think is the hardest room to organize?
If you could have any breakfast you chose to celebrate your first morning in a new house, what would it be?
Not a hugely exciting week. But I did get a few nice things…