Classes are over. Energy is awesome. Big trips during the summer are complete. Where does that leave me? Project time!!
At the end of last week I wandered around the house, going room by room, making a GIANT list of everything I’d like to change/update/fix. Then I sat down and made one for all the stuff I have to do to get ready for baby. It’s a long list.
- Glue wobbly shoe rack
- Get new throw pillows (Lighter ones)
- Slip covers? (for the ridiculously oversize couch/chair)
- De-catfur the cat blankets
- New coffee table/end tables
- New TV stand
- Centerpiece for coffee table
- Personal pictures up
- Seating for nook
- Wall decor
- Kitchen Island?
- Reorganize bookshelves/filing cabinet
- Reorganize shelves/storage
- Get rid of bar chairs (currently being used as night tables)
- Get rid of rug
- Clean out closet
- Swap bed
- Paint walls
- Relocate chess table
- Get rid of TV
- Fix window cord
- Buy crib
- Buy dresser
- Buy kid rug
- Relocate fancy Egyptian prints
- Buy/make kid decor
- Figure out rocking chair situation
- Organize upstairs storage closet
- Buy a toilet shelving unit
- Personal pics in bedroom
- Pics up in stairwell
- Organize makeup
As I said…a long list. Much of the stuff requires me to be buying new stuff, which we’re not really in a position to do right now. But what I can be doing, and SHOULD be doing is cleaning out all the crud we don’t need anymore. Like the guest bedroom closet that was full of boxes still unpacked from when we moved in as well as boxes of miscellaneous craft stuff. Since the guest bedroom has the longest way to go before it becomes what we need it to be, I ended up starting there.
First step – removing all the junk from the closet. My goal is to get a big Salvation Army pickup within the next week, so I need it all out so I can make my itemized donation list. Unfortunately for my living room, all those boxes just got relocated to my entry way area. Hopefully not for too long! One of the boxes held my old (circa 2002) desktop computer. I still need to fire that baby up and wipe all the drives before it’s good to go.
Once the closet was empty, I moved in the bookcase that had been sitting in the guestroom not holding books. All of our books are in our living room so this bookcase wasn’t the best use of storage. Instead, I loaded it up with all of my random craft supplies that have been stuck in a giant plastic tub for the past few years. It’s not exactly pinterest-worthy craft storage, but it will do for now.
As for the rest of the room – it needs some serious work. The uber-large, broken TV that was in the corner is now on the curb waiting for a craigslist buyer to come pick it up. Painters are coming next week to fix all the horrific moisture damage that happened from this past winter. My goal is to have all the extraneous non-nursery related stuff out of there by mid-August to make way for all the baby stuff that’s bound to start showing up here.