Day 2 of Move Completed

So after I posted my blog this morning, I got my working station ready for the day and finished my coffee.  After that, I was patiently waiting for the movers to come.  They were supposed to be here between 8-10 a.m.  However, they called around 10 and said that they were running about an hour late.  At ten to 11 a.m. I saw their truck pull up.  They came in and introduced themselves and got right to work.

Around noon, they were hungry and wanted sandwiches.  I told them I would be happy to look for a sandwich place on Eat24 and buy them (yesterday I bought the movers one cheese pizza for $19).  So I obviously offered pizza first.  That was a NO.  So sandwiches it was.  I looked up a place.  After I found one, each of the 3 movers took their time looking at the menu very thoroughly and in my tiny “station” space area.  Finally, after much discussion, they chose their sandwiches and I ordered.  It was quite an ordeal.  After I placed my order, it took about an hour to get here.

About 1:30 the food arrived and I was so happy it did!  I was starving at this point.  After they ate, they went back to work loading the truck.  A few hours later I was starting to get anxious.  I wanted to make sure that the leasing manager was able to take a walk-through before they closed at 5.

Finally, about a quarter past 4 the movers had the paperwork ready for me and were heading out.  I was able to take the garbage out, wipe down a few surface, using my mini vacuum to get out some dust and dirt and head down to the office.

Moving Day 2 was a success.  As I sit and wait for my husband to come take a last look at our place, I am reflecting on the wonderful memories of being together with friends and family we have shared in this home.  I feel excited to move on to the new house and life we will have, but I will always cherish my time in Rhode Island.

(the box and bags in our living room pictures is all stuff that is left and has to go in my car-eek!)

How To Organize Your Shoes Part 1

Hey guys!  I have had a lot of questions about how I organize my shoes and where I buy my organizers from.  On Amazon, you can get a set of 6 shoe boxes!  They are clear so you can see your shoes and the front opens so you can easily slide your shoes in and out. One of the best parts is you can stack them for easy storage!  This keeps your shoes from getting scratched and scuffed.  And the most important part is you CAN SEE each pair you own so you can get use out of them without become an expert climber in your closet.  I adore my shoe boxes!  I make sure that I have my nicest shoes in these boxes.  Having your shoes organized when you enter your closet for work and for going out really makes you feel like you have your life together!

Here is the link to the ones that I have:

 

 

Moving Day Part 2

This morning I woke up at the beautiful Renaissance.  I had a wonderful night of sleep.  My husband surprised me last night-I thought we were staying at the Marriott, he had the brought me to the Renaissance.  It was so relaxing to be in a room that didn’t have boxes and had cable tv!

After coffee, my husband headed to work and I headed back to the apartment.  It is crazy how emotionally unattached I become to our home once the packers have our life in boxes.  The actual apartment becomes cold and bare.  Already my focus is on our new house and decorating it to make it a warm, cozy home.

When I got in, I set up a station for the movers with water, cups, tissues, paper towels, and soap.  And I packed up our dry shower in this apartment, I have already washed my fabric shower curtain and just left the plastic shower curtain hanging.  I have used Lysol wipes and paper towels to wipe them down this morning so they will be packed without getting smelly.  I also made sure to cover my brooms with a garbage bag.  In our move to this place, the movers literally dragged the broom through our carpeting and left a nice trail of dirt for me to vacuum later-I learned from that!  The movers are going to load the trucks up with all of the boxes today and the next time we see the boxes will be at our new place-how exciting!

In the meantime, I will be making sure that all the boxes get onto the truck ok and also cleaning up after the movers leave.  I will be wiping everything down before we return our keys and say our final goodbyes to this chapter of our life.