Saturday, July 31, 2010

Movin' It Out

This week has been a fun week for our house! Consignment sale registration opened up and I raced the clock trying to get everything entered before the sale closed. It closed (64,000 items entered) in less than 36 hours, so I'm so glad I had everything prepared. So now I just have to tag everything and in a few weeks it will be out of my life forever! Now I just need the self-control not to replace it all by buying things when I go to shop!

I also spent a bunch of time this week reorganizing the computer room. An end table and a chair got relocated to the garage, another chair went to the sun room, and one of DS's nightstands/small dressers came in to take the place of the end table. The drawers have now been filled with some of DH's junk, so now I don't have to look at it and it's not cluttering up the floor. Score!

DH and I talked for a while tonight about possible ways to reorganize/improve our living areas. We came up with some good ideas and a list of things to think about. I can't wait to get started!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

It's been a month...

...since I last posted, and while some progress has been made, much of that month was spent preparing for a trip, taking the trip, and recovering from the trip!

Not a whole lot has happened in terms of actual improvements to the house. My focuses have been on decluttering and getting the front lawn growing again. On the decluttering end, I sold more than 150 items that my kids have outgrown (clothes, socks, shoes, etc.) in an online sale. So nice to have that stuff out of the house!

On the lawn front, I have been out watering the areas where the sprinkler is broken several times a week for the past month, and things are starting to fill in a bit. I'm hoping our recent heat wave (100 degrees each day with no rain in sight) doesn't kill it back off again. Fixing the sprinklers has been bumped up to #3 on our house list.

We also switched around DD's room. The crib is now gone, so now there's a lot more room in her room. No pictures because our camera is just about dead - time to start shopping around for a new one.

Hope to update more interesting things in a couple of weeks!