The move itself went about as smoothly as we could have hoped. Steve and I were able to pick up the keys early while the kids were in daycare and had nearly a full day of moving headstart. We moved most of the stuff and lighter things on the first two days, and then we had the help of some great friends, and between three guys, all the heavy furniture basically appeared in the new house while I put everything away. These three veterans spent their Veteran’s Day weekend moving, and boy was I grateful! On top of that, we have a girl in base housing that runs an awesome one-woman cleaning business. I hired her to do a move-out clean and didn’t lift a finger to clean our old house! And our amazing sitter to take the kids to the park a few times… Normally I try to pinch pennies where we can, but their help was 1000% worth it that weekend and made everything run so smooth! I would highly recommend this little splurge to anyone on the verge of a PCS! I was thankful to have the move done and over with before I got h-u-g-e. It was actually my fantasy to be moved in before Christmas so I could have everything ready and decorated, and have a true guest room. My low expectations of this actually happening were fulfilled! Another fun fact about base housing – the houses are basically the same. Our floorplan is nearly identical, so we packed up a few things at a time and basically put them in the same. exact. place. as the first house. I think when we look back on our military moves at the end of Steve’s career, this will be the easiest move of all time. It took one crazy weekend and another week of hanging decor again, and for the most part, it feels like we’re home. Here are a few quick cell phone snaps from early this morning! I’ll pull out the big camera after I put on all the finishing touches!
If you know anything about me, you probably know that I have about 37 projects on my list of things to do for the house still. The recent start of Fixer Upper’s Season 4 is not helping calm me down any. Or having a husband away for a month (sure way to send me into DIY mode). Or just good old nesting. Here’s a before, during, and almost done of last night’s project. Because I can’t be the only one that thinks the best time to remove shelving and install cabinets is when the hubby goes out of town, right? A chance to use the power tools unsupervised? I’ll take it! Mitchell and I removed the wire shelving that comes standard in the laundry room and replaced it with some white cabinets! We’re not quite done with our project, but we were already up too late last night and both ready to call it quits!
Most of the pictures and decor are back up on the walls, and this move gave me the chance to tweak a few things I’ve had my eye on! Staircase gallery walls are a weakness of mine. I also have a HUGE blank canvas of an upstairs hallway wall that I did not before, and am brainstorming so many ideas of what to do up there!
Cleaning out the garage was no fun at all. Except these kids were being so darn cute and the hubby was looking extra good using all his power tools and moving heavy stuff around… which left me to stand around and watch them all and contribute about nothing to the cause.