Friday, 20 September 2013

Things I've Learned While Moving

It's no secret that I'm in the process of a move right now. It's basically all I talk about. Which is why this is a perfect time for me to take a step back and look at what I've learned:
  • Now that I have one, I can't live without a walk-in closet; not sure how I have for so many years.

  • Having a bedroom makes a huge difference; not sure how Andrew and I managed to share a small space, which had no rooms, for nine months without murdering each other.

  • Less is not always more. This is also true with a dish rack. I got a small dish rack to save money and I instantly regretted it. I'm also way too lazy to return it. I also lost the receipt and can't return it.

  • Pack as much as you possibly can the instant you find out you're moving. Seriously. We didn't do this and that's probably a big reason why the move has taken so long.

  • Fast food is your friend. The last thing you want to start doing is cooking.

  • Beer and moving don't mix.

  • Purging feels good. Amazing, even.

  • Taking days to move, rather than just one day, doesn't make moving any easier.

  • Andrew is incredible and I'm extremely lucky to have such a great man in my life. He's done the majority of the move and I've done the unpacking (since I'm the neat and organized one). Then last night he came home with something amazing that had me saying, "Babe, it's huge!" Get your mind out of the gutter! (Or don't.) He came home with this:

Ignore the game and the fact that I should have taken a picture of it with the whole console.

It's a 55 inch flat screen Smart TV!

I'm in love with it! Probably not as much as Andrew is though. 

Can anyone guess what I'm going to be doing this weekend?

Have a great weekend everyone!


  1. That TV is enormous! I am really jealous! Ours is 12''...tops. And I am even more jealous of your walk in closet. Lucky lady! xx

  2. Ooh what game is that haha? The tv looks great! Enjoy your weekend :)

  3. We got a 50" tv the day after we moved in. Smartest purchase ever! And fast food IS a friend!

  4. Loving the TV!! Kinda feel spoiled right? The TV in my room now was originally in the living room until a year ago. I had a smaller TV with the big bulky back to it. Honestly I dont know how I was able to deal. Amazing how the littlest thing that shouldnt matter does so much! Gimmie that walk in closet. I'm using up my bedroom closet and the closet in the computer room and still have too much.

  5. Purging DOES feel good! I wish I had tried to do more of it before I moved. I ran out of time aka got lazy and have to do it now. I just moved my clutter from one apartment to another.

  6. I agree with you on the walk-in closet, I don't know if I could ever go back! Nice TV, that was so awesome of him to get it for you guys!

  7. Ah! Sweet tv! And yes, I so miss having a walk in closet. I actually have my stuff divided between two closets in different rooms for now, until we eventually remodel this house.

  8. My husband Rob wants a Smart TV so bad! I am so ignorant, and don't really know what all of the perks are.
    I think Rob and I do.. like three or four "Spring Cleanings" a year at our house. We have a small home and just had a baby six months ago.. so space is very limited. AND- babies have SO MUCH shit.. and BIG items, like a swing, exersaucer, play mats, toys... diaper genie, change table, strollers, high chair, bumbo... the list goes on and on.
    I would LOVE a walk in closet.. that would be amazing. I would just LOVE more space..period. One day I will be moving and I can share all of my moving stresses with the world too!!
    Happy to hear you're almost done!

  9. These are great tips! I'll have to use them in the future!

  10. Nice tv! I need a new one soon. Mine is on it's last legs (along with every other piece of technology I know.

    Very jealous you have a walk in closet now! I've never had one but can only imagine the difference it makes.

  11. cool TV! i'm so bad at getting rid of stuff, i have some major hoarder tendencies ;) so excited about your new place! sounds like it's been a long time coming! yippee for walk in closets!

  12. sweet tv...we have one in our living's steve's second wife. :)
    i am so with ya on purging feeling so takes such a weight off your shoulders to get rid of stuff!!
    happy moving and purging. you deserve a bubble bath! <3


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