My house is finally looking like a home. Miss. E and I went shopping over the weekend to find a few touches to help our home look a little more put together. She loved shopping with her Mom, which I am so thankful for. I just have a few little tweaks here and there (and an area rug to find) before I am ready to show you my home. I am pleased with how it is turning out, though.
A few things I have learned:
1.) It will look a lot worse before it looks better. Ugh. My Type A personality had trouble with this one. It takes a bit of time before you can really decide where things need to live in your home. Give yourself permission to have a bit of a mess while you sort things out.
2.) Unpack all the boxes. Hubby's friend told me that he still has unpacked boxes from when he moved into his house 5 years ago!!!!! He laughed when I told him that those unpacked boxes would feel like a nightmare to me! Seriously, folks. Unpack those boxes. It is good to see everything you have and decide where to put it. It is also good to decide if you need it all or if need to let go of some items.
3.) Tackle 1 room at a time. This is how I like to approach cleaning, as well. I find it far too easy to get distracted from a task if I don't have a solid plan. Unpack the rooms that you need most and then work your way around the rest of the house.
4.) Give it time. Moving is a huge transition. I hated not feeling settled, but I had to accept that I am not a superhero. I am a working toddler-Mom who has a busy life! The house might be out of order for a bit. Breathe, pray and let it go. It is definitely a first-world problem.
How do you handle moving? Do you have any tips for getting settled into a new home?