Monday, February 28, 2011

The Move

Friday was our big moving day. We were up bright and early to finish the last minute packing before the movers arrived. Kristian stayed at the condo while the movers loaded the truck and I went ahead to the townhouse to wait for the water guy to come turn on our water which was supposed to have been on Thursday. No flushing toilets = no bueno.

Our movers did a fantastic job. I can't even imagine having that as a job and spending your days lifting and carrying heavy boxes and furniture. NoThankYou. Hiring movers was the best decision ever and I will never not use movers in the future. They arrived at 9am at the condo and were done unloading at the townhouse at 2pm. We gave them each a tip along with some pizza and beer that we had for lunch.

Right after they left, Value City showed up with our new couch and bedroom set. I LOVE them! Our couch is quite large and probably a little too big for our living room but I don't care, I think it looks great and it's SOOO comfortable. We've become great friend already. Our bedroom furniture is beautiful, my only complaint is that having the darker wood shows dust so much more easily. I feel like I'm constantly having to wipe down the furniture. Also, our bed it now set up REALLY high. Like ridiculously high to the point where I may need to get a step stool to get into bed at night. But I actually like the look of the higher bed.

We've been working like mad to unpack and get everything set up. My mom and brother came over yesterday (Sunday) so that helped motivate us on Saturday to get shit done. We have probably 75-80% of the house unpacked. The office hasn't been touched and I just started clearing out the guest bedroom and made that bed today. We still have to unpack all of our decorative stuff, picture frames, candles etc. And of course we still need to paint and hang stuff so we're far from done but at least it looks like a home now rather than just a house and we couldn't be happier.

I promise to post pictures soon of our progress so far, keep in mind the house is a work in progress and we will be making a lot of changes and updates.


Marian said...

You know, I found the same thing with our VCF bed. I have to take a huge leap to get into it...and I wasn't sure if it was the bed or mattress...but I'm a fan of it as well. I kind of feel like queen in my royal bed:)

Teenage Bride said...

how exciting!!!!! we have dark bedroom furniture as well and I swear it feels like I am alwasy dusting

Jen said...

I know all about dust and dark wood. The wood furniture in our living room is dark, and it drives me crazy! Makes me glad I listened to my boyfriend when he wanted a lighter color bedroom set!

My best advice to you is to make the house functional and livable, but then take your time. We rushed to get our house set up and every wall covered, and now I want to change it all. It helps to get a feel for the spaces and how you use them before you fill them up; plus, it's a little easier on the budget that way too. :)

Bicoastal Bride said...

Sounds like you're making a ton of great progress! I can't wait to see the photos. Congrats on getting all set up in your new home!

bananas. said...

i loathe moving! but the setting up/decorating part is fun.

next time i move, i'm following your lead and hiring movers. genius idea!

Nicole-Lynn said...

Yeyy! It sounds like you had a successful move and all went well! I'm so glad! :)

We moved on Saturday and Sunday and we've been unpacking and getting things organized, clean too. We didn't hire movers, and I kinda wish we would have! It's a lot of work! :)

bekapaige said...

I'm so happy for you- it sounds like you had a similar moving experience that we did, and thank goodness it's all over and all your stuff is moved in, and under one roof! :) Congrats!!

d.a.r. said...

So happy for you!!! Best of luck getting settled!