After yesterday’s post I realized that we’ve been putting so much time toward fixing bigger issues (like pipes, clamps, and potties) that we never got a chance to post about our move-in progress. So here’s a quick little update on how things are looking around here these days. Not that we’ve had the time to make any huge strides… but we are no longer sleeping in the living room, so at least we’re heading in the right direction!
During the first week or two, the kitchen was still pretty chaotic. This is because it took a lot of time to clean this thing from top to bottom, I’m talking every nook and cranny. Kitchens have a lot of crannies!
But after much cabinet-liner-ing, meticulous stuff-organizing, and fridge de-gross-ifying, I was able to get it looking like this! And now it’s fully functional! Being able to make coffee, use the garbage disposal, and have ice cubes (things we couldn’t do in here for weeks) makes a place feel much more like home.
As you can see through the doorway in the photo above, we also have our dining table set up. Sorry about funky place mat placement… somehow our seats always end up getting closer and closer to each other (awwww).
After we got our bed and other miscellaneous stuff out of the living room, it felt a lot bigger. We even started to think that our 8×10 white rug may be a bit small for this space…
…So we bought a new rug! It’s 10×12 so it’s HUGE, and it was only $199 which is craaaaazy cheap. If you think Garden Ridge is only for lawn chairs and lifesize metalic knights, think again. They also have amazingly cheap rugs.
We got our TV set up enough to watch Walking Dead on Netflix. So basically the living room is functional!
Our bedroom was in pretty good shape. I say “was” because it’s actually looking messier now than when I took this picture a couple weeks ago. Taking down the previous owners ugly gold curtains and putting up our own made a HUGE difference.
Yeah, THOSE gold curtains. Ewwwwww. It looks like we painted the walls but we didn’t, the old gold curtains just tinted the color of the whole room.
The other bedrooms are far from being done. But we at least moved everything out of the guest room and into the other extra bedroom so that we can have people stay over! (Well, only people that don’t mind an air mattress. And don’t need side tables. Well basically people that are ok with having an empty square to stay in, sorry guys!)
Oh but yeah, future guests, you don’t really have any room in the closet right now to hang stuff. It’s currently housing shoes and overflow clothes…
The other bedroom is currently home to all the stuff we aren’t dealing with yet. Still not sure how we fit all this into our one bedroom apartment…
Our office is still cluttered and kinda cramped feeling. I spend most of my day right here amidst the technology piles.
Mochi doesn’t seem to mind though. She’s comfy on her bed of wires and lightbulbs.
Well there you have it! A quick little post about our move-in progress. Can’t wait til we have time to get more organized and make things pretty. But we’ve got more pressing projects to check off the list first… like putting a floor in our laundry room, doing some yard work before we have a jungle out there, and re-grouting/re-caulking our master bathroom. But hey, progress is progress!