So This is What the House Looks Like

boxes everywhere

This is the tween's room. To be fair, the dresser for the empty drawers up front is still at my parent's and the large boxes in the background are part of a fort system, but much of what I classify as crap really does belong to him.

The house is amazing. Setting up and settling into the house? Not so much fun, but a joy nonetheless. Our move-in is a process rather than an event because we are doing most of it ourselves, bringing box after box after box from my parents’ house into ours.

I’ve been referring to much of the stuff we are moving as crap, but I’m trying to put the kabosh on that. If it’s crap, why bother bringing it over?

So I’m trying to appreciate our many possessions. At the same time, because we’ve been living with my parents for so long (over 3 years!), we’ve accumulated quite a bit since we pared down our stuff for that transition in 2008.

We must have 30 board games, 5-6 of which actually get played more than twice a year. So it’s either time to eliminate or start holding more family and friend game nights.

And our wedding crystal and fine china? As much of a virgin as I was on our wedding night. Wait, no, that’s not the right analogy. Let’s just say we’re both gently used, okay?

We have several small kitchen appliances: rice cooker, ice cream maker, bread maker, crock pot, coffee maker, but in the week or so we’ve been in the house, all have been used multiple times, so it’s just a matter of figuring out how to store these away for easy use.

That’s the issue right now, simply finding right place to keep things at least on a temporary basis. I can assure you the right place is not in boxes scattered throughout the house.

Which is why I’ve yet to share the big reveal- boxes are scattered throughout the house.

I’m not putting too many photos of our messy house online, but if you’re up for it, I am entertaining visitors and offering tours. I promise I’m working on getting the place clean and organized. I can’t wait to show it off.


Here's a similar view from back in June. We squared off the roof and bumped out the wall with the window. Larger room= larger mess. *sigh*


8 Responses to So This is What the House Looks Like
  1. Paula @ Frosted Fingers
    January 23, 2012 | 8:54 am

    We’ll come over for friend game night! I think are kids are at totally different ages, though. We can do couples’ game night! 🙂

    Can’t wait to see the whole finished project!

    • admin
      January 25, 2012 | 10:13 am

      Me, too! As soon as one set of boxes is cleared out, another comes in. We’ll get some more shelving space next week and I think that will help.

  2. megryansmom
    January 23, 2012 | 11:03 am

    I also can’t wait to see!

    • admin
      January 25, 2012 | 10:13 am

      I’m hoping to host a blogger reveal in March. Stay tuned for details.

  3. Michael
    January 23, 2012 | 12:44 pm

    Definitely make room for the break machine. That thing is like magic.

    As we inch closer to moving back in (March 1) I get more worried about this very thing: Getting settled in. It will be nice to finally be back home, but it’s basically like a new house. And the crap. There are boxes and boxes of crap we should to get rid of.

    • admin
      January 25, 2012 | 10:14 am

      Um, does that mean you don’t want a few hand-me-down board games?

  4. Jen
    January 23, 2012 | 2:23 pm

    I can’t wait to see it in its final finished glory. 🙂
    And we’d come for game night too. LOL

    • admin
      January 25, 2012 | 10:15 am

      Give me a few weeks. But if you’re out my way, let me know and I can give you quick tour and a cup of cocoa/tea/tequila.