Move completed!

30 Jan

Okay, so it took us two weeks to move to the apartment across the hall.

BUT, we are done!

As we get settled into our new place, I’d like to reflect on lessons learned during this move:

1) There is such a thing as taking too long to move. Two weeks is just too dang long. We spent EVERY DAY for two whole weeks moving bits of stuff across the hall. Come home from a full day of work and move some more. To be fair, given our time and energy constraints, we couldn’t have moved much faster. But moving becomes tedious after about a week. It’s boring and at that point, you just want to be done with it.

2) Deron and I are gross people. After removing all our furniture and decorations, we observed a layer of grim over our whole apartment. It was dust lines on the shelves. Dirt behind our dressers. Piles and piles of cat hair under the bed, in the closet, on the ceiling (!). We were pretty disgusted. And resolved. We are not going to do that again. Yuck!

3) Crappy IKEA furniture is still crappy after a coat of paint. Don’t believe what the design/DIY blogs tell you, paint cannot work magic on an IKEA bookshelf/table/dresser. It’s still broken in three places and wobbles. It’s still cheap. Now you’ve just painted it a different color. BUT, I will say that by painting our IKEA furniture in a color I love, I can at least tolerate those pieces in our apartment. For a little while. I hope.

4) Dishwashers are amazing! Strange as it is in this day and age, we didn’t have a dishwasher in the old apartment. Everything was handwashed. Even all the dishes after Thanksgiving dinner. And since Deron and I are gross (see #2), our dishes were never that clean. There were bits of crud leftover on all our plates. Our glasses always had water spots and a milky haze. It was embarrassing. Now, oh now we have a dishwasher. And I can never go back. It’s me + dishwasher from here on out.

The boring, tedious part of moving is done. And now the fun begins. It’s time to decorate!

On a side note, sorry for my blogging hiatus. Moving was seriously time consuming. No time for Henry pictures or videos. No time to write. Hope to remedy that soon.


2 Responses to “Move completed!”

  1. Joan Bleakly January 30, 2012 at 9:30 pm #

    BUT….at least you didn’t have to wrap every dish and breakable, in newspaper, pack it all in boxes, load it on a truck, take it somewhere else, unload the boxes, unwrap it all, dispose of boxes and ALL THAT PAPER….and put everything away. We moved across the backyard as well as across the country…no matter how you look at it, it’s a BIG JOB!

    I’m glad you’re done and that now the fun can begin…decorating! Enjoy that!

  2. Sue Leadem January 31, 2012 at 6:26 am #

    You’re done…..YAY! Enjoy the un-grossness of your new home. Send photos, photos, photos….such as Henry in his new bedroom, Henry in the kitchen, Henry in the living room, and so on. You get the idea ; )

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