(The one with links to Pins on Pinterest, but no pictures.)
We have found a home to rent!! What’s even more exciting than that is that 98% of the time I started to stress about where we were going to live, I chose to remain calm and do something productive. Like, check Pinterest on how to remove wax from carpet.
A little side note, watch that you don’t burn the carpet fibers. Just sayin’! Shhh…let’s not draw any conclusions or tattle on me.
Right this second, we are set to move this Saturday on my 41st birthday. (AS IN TOMORROW!) Wheee!! I’m too old to want to keep celebrating my birthdays, but I can’t stop and won’t stop. Actually, I’ve just decided that it’s very healthy to celebrate your own birthday. Another year older? Yay, I’m alive! Another year to embrace and get cozy with the grey hairs, fine lines, and stretch marks that I’ve earned? Yay me!
Anyone want to help us pack, move, unpack, clean?
I’m using this duct tape, color coding method to pack our boxes and listing out what’s on the boxes with a sharpie.
I was going to keep a master list/inventory but quickly nixed the idea. I’ve done it before and I think it’s a great idea but
it wasn’t going to work for me this time I’m lazy.
Psssttt…it’s the cleaning the old house part that I detest the most. On the flip side, we get to start with a fresh, clean slate. A fresh, clean slate that includes odd light fixtures from the
50’s? late 70’s? I can’t wait to show you those!
*I’ve just been informed that our fresh, clean slate might not be clean so much. Fresh paint, yes. Clean cabinets? Umm…crossing my fingers.
Speaking of cleaning, I’m a real germ hater. Muchphobe. I hate the smell of chemical cleaners and it’s a toss up of what invisible creepy skin crawlers I hate more, chemicals or germs. This move, I’m using as many natural cleaning methods as possible to avoid that cloud of chemicals that hangs around during a heavy cleaning session and threatens to knock you out. If I survive the fumes from the self cleaning oven. Heavens to Betsy. (Remind me to google that because it sounds just ridiculous. “Heavens to Mergatroid” too. Have you heard that one before? WHO IN THE WORLD IS MERGATROID? Oh my gosh, I’m a grandma.)
It’s Murgatroyd. I couldn’t proceed without googling it immediately. Still a Grandma.
This book has been indispensible to me this last year. The Organically Clean Home by Becky Rapinchuk. Becky also has a website and blog called Clean Mama. I’m old school FlyLady.net with routines and such and I really like Clean Mama’s take with routines – very fresh, modern, and of course…lot’s of essential oils.
Another silver lining with this move on my b-day? I mentioned it was on my birthday already, didn’t I. Big fat winky face. With the move being sooner than later (we had until early December to move), I will have plenty of time to unpack my Fall decorations for the rest of the season, especially with Thanksgiving falling on the last week of November. And that means that Christmas decorations are going up later on Thanksgiving Day? Yep!
Here’s a link to my pinterest profile. Please follow! You’ll get a pretty good idea of what I’m up to if you stalk my pins. ha! Everything else like home cooked meals might come to a halt during an impending move, but pinning ideas does not stop.