Today, I was hit with a sudden energy burst. Since they are far and few in between, I decided to take advantage of it! I brought in all the boxes from the garage and organized where they go (upstairs, downstairs, etc). I moved Nolan’s block shelf into the basement since we’re in the midst of transforming his room into a “toddler” room, with a little toddler bed. I figured it’d be better to get the blocks out of the way, because that’d be a great mess to clean up constantly. He still has toys in his room of course, just not thousands of little blocks that I could step on when I go to check on him at night haha.
While Nolan napped, I tackled the basement. Since we moved in May 1st, the basement has been the landing pad for all the crap we didn’t want to deal with.
I plan on buying two new end tables for the living room upstairs and bringing the end tables we have now into the rec room, and we of course need to get a TV. Eventually, we’ll be buying a brand new couch for upstairs and the white flower one will come down stairs (and the futon will disappear). All those broken down boxes need to go too, obviously, and I need to find a more permanent home for that box on the book shelf.
I also cleaned the spare bedroom, leaving a few boxes of electronics etc for Matt to deal with! This is what it looks like now:
It seems pretty small in the pictures, but the spare room is actually really long. Matt should be picking up the bed, mattress, and desk from his step-mom’s house tomorrow, then that room will be “finished”. I won’t be investing a lot of time into decorating it because I want to focus on the other areas of the house first.
I also had Matt hang a few things for me in the living room 🙂
So yeah, I feel pretty accomplished. I also finished unpacking the kitchen, vacuumed Nolan’s bedroom and the upstairs hallway. I was going to vacuum our room, but I was busy unpacking more stuff and by the time I had finished that and cleaning, Nolan was asleep so I didn’t want to vacuum. I’ll tackle that tomorrow.
In addition to all that unpacking/organizing/cleaning I did today, Nolan and I had a blast dancing, watching Shrek Forever After, and playing with his Mega Blocks Thomas toy 🙂 he also helped me unpack haha.
My honey-do list has grown too. I need to have Matt:
- Set up Nolan’s new dresser (so I can move all his clothes into it and move his “baby” dresser into the baby’s room).
- Hang a shelf in Nolan’s bedroom (so I can unpack the rest of Nolan’s little decorations and pictures).
- Pick up the bed, mattress, and desk from his step-mom’s.
- Make us a flatscreen TV wall mount in shop class (so we can move the TV stand downstairs).
He’s apparently going to do most of those things tomorrow (at least 1, 2, and 3), so I’m super excited! I love watching the items on my to-do list slowly get checked off. Now we aren’t surrounded by boxes, and we can somewhat move around in the garage. We can sit and relax in the rec room (and hopefully, we’ll be getting a TV so we can watch TV in the basement) and no area is “off limits” to Nolan.