School starts Monday- when that first day of next semester hits I'll really feel like this is a new year. In the meantime I'm trying incredibly hard to unpack from our rather paniced move that happened at the beginning of last semester. I've been able to get a lot of good work done these past few days- the kids room is clean, unpacked an organized; they actually have a place to play! The living room and the bathroom are also finally unpacked and good to go. I'm still working my way through a massive amount of laundry that piled up- so our laundry room/kitchen is still a mess- but it isn't to bad- once I have all the clothing cleared out of there It won't take to much more than mopping the floor and putting away a few odds and ends. So ultimately I think I'll reach my end goal of having the apartment ready for Spring semester.
Of course there are 2 rooms I'm still working on- our bedroom/my husband's office and my office/storage area. Our bedroom should pretty much fall into place after I get all of the laundry washed and the floors vacuumed- and my husband doesn't have a lot of stuff for his office (he does programming so it is fairly self contained- though even with that said I would love some day to live in a home where he didn't have to have his office in our bedroom- for his sake)
My office on the other hand is a disaster. I'm an artist- well an aspiring one at least; I also sew quilts (when I find time), scrapbook and have countless other little projects. SO I have a lot of stuff. The art alone takes up most of the room- and it's all mostly in boxes.
Last semester was so stressful and so busy I never really had time to unpack- so I've just been opening boxes pulling out what I needed and then throwing the box back on the stack. Here are some photos to give you an idea of what I'm dealing with- I took some of these sitting down in a chair (that is taking up the entire center of the room so there isn't much standing room at the moment)
this room is honestly pretty cute- you can see the books in the background of most of my messy boxes- it's my mom's library that I've kinda taken over for now.
My mom gave me my birthday present early:
Some really cool storage boxes. I'm really excited to get this room organized. When I got in here with the storage boxes I just sat and stared.... I had no idea where to start. I finally just picked a corner and started moving stuff and cleaning.
I'll post pictures later when it is done; I hope by tomorrow night at the latest to have our whole home sorted and put away. :D
Well that is all for now-