Posts tagged ‘Do it yourself’

July 23, 2012

Moving Monday::Final Destination

by heatherkp

It’s fitting that our final moving day will commence today on a Monday since I began this moving Monday series over 8 months ago!!  We are exhausted, jet-lagged and feeling our age but we are very excited to see the light at the end of the tunnel.  We are doing a semi-local move so that has factored into the logistics of how things are being done.  We’ve had our stuff in storage as I’ve mentioned and we are hauling it about 80 miles to our house.  We have been lucky to have the use of a nice size truck and trailer which we have used to haul 2 loads so far and today we bring the final 2 loads!

I LOVE the process of nesting and I’m in full swing mode now.  Here are a few tips that I’ve found useful so far.  Keep in mind that this move has been DIY all the way (with the help of friends and family) so some of these logistics will not be necessary for you if you have hired a moving company but it’s good to keep in mind either way.

  •  started to unpack some boxes to get them out of the way before big furniture is brought in
  •  focus on soft goods that go into closets such as hanging clothes (eliminating the big wardrobe boxes), linens as well as dishes and kitchen items which can go directly into the cabinets.
  • measure rooms to determine the fit of furniture before bringing big items in
  • have staple items like soap, disposable plates/cups, paper towels and a first aid kit on hand
  • locate sheets, towels and bathroom toiletries to quickly set up the bathroom and bedrooms for more comfort
  • know where your furniture is going (roughly) before moving it in and leave boxes and other items stacked out of the way for clear passage
  • keep walkways and paths clear of debris, boxes etc.
  • “Stage” boxes in the front entry if it’s not reasonable to place them directly into the corresponding rooms. Have a secondary team inside to relocate items to the correct rooms.
  • enjoy the process!!

My inventory sheet has been super helpful and so far we haven’t located one “mystery” box!

Next week-Unpacking and settling in.

September 30, 2011

Follow this Friday::Reuse and Organize

by heatherkp

Here are a few favorite things I found this week that fall into the categories of re-use and organizing.  You can’t beat that combo!Suitcase Side tables from Cupcakes and Cashmere

Crate’s are popping up everywhere and here are a few ideas for their use.

Crate Side table from Neet Magazine

Crate Shelves from Design sponge

Various shelves and organization by way of re-purposed crates, suitcases etc from Recreate

To see more ideas for re-using everyday stuff check out my Pinterest Re-Use It board.  If you would like to follow my boards (any or all of them) please click on the link in the Right hand sidebar or Here.

There is a lot of discussion these days about how images collected on Pinterest are attributed, in my case I always try to link back to the origional makers.  In some cases these items are for sale but may not be available.  In other cases they are simple ideas that no one would mind you reusing in your own way.  In any case I hope you will give credit to the creative makers who inspire us with their DIY inventions!