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Clutter resolve...

April 11th, 2011 at 09:12 pm

Or declutter resolve, I should say.

After the kids were asleep, I drove over to the new house. I managed to rescue the three boxes of thrift store donations hubby accidentally moved over there. AND, as I unpacked a few kitchen boxes and perused some boxes in the basement, I managed to cull enough stuff to fill two more big bins. It's in the bag of the car, pending drop off at Goodwill.

The new carpet we had installed in the basement (after my new paint job), looks pretty good. I'm happy with it. And, in the mail today I got a bit of a surprise. a refund for $116 from the title company for overcharging for county recording fees-- I've never gotten a refund before. I was floored. If they had kept it, I never would have known.

I also discovered that the main bath in the new house has a laundry chute. Score. I always wanted one of those, and yes, it drops right next to the washer. Let's fast forward 10 years and see how that's going to work out with an 11 and 13 year old boy....

The new house will be a challenge though. The kitchen has significantly less cabinetry and storage space. I'm pretty bummed about it. I love my current kitchen. (no lie. I love my current house. It's just the schools. Sad to leave.). This one, meh. Just have my fingers crossed I can tone down the stuff enough to make this one functional.

And, the basement basically has zero storage, unlike my current house which has built-in cabinets and a walk-in basement closet. Oh well. The new house has the potential for great storage, we just have to add it. On the glorious day our current house sells, I will hire someone to frame out some awesome storage closets.

4 Responses to “Clutter resolve...”

  1. patientsaver Says:

    Well, at least your basement's dry. Mine is damp enough, even with a dehumidifier, that i don't like to store stuff down there. Over the long term, I've had tools rust down there.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Good for you getting those boxes out there now!! I hope your house sells soon, so you can get those closets you want soon.

  3. LittleMsMom Says:

    There is a plus side to this very limited storage, Since you KNOW there is very limited storage (at least for the time being). It will motivate you to keep what you NEED and LOVE and dicard or donate those things you really don't need.

    I can't wait for June so I can have a rummage sale.

  4. whitestripe Says:

    We moved from a rental house with massive amounts of storage & kitchen space (should also add, it was a modern house) to a 70's farmhouse with very minimal storage, built in wardrobes or kitchen space. We have made do with it - like the others have said, you do realise very quickly what you need, and what you just have for the sake of having it. I have gotten rid of a lot of stuff, and have lots more to go.

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