I have had several projects going this week. First, I finished painting one of my end tables! It turned out great! I have it sitting in the living room, and I am so pleased and proud of it! I wish I had painted them a long time ago!
The lighting is not very good in this picture, but I will take a picture of the whole living room set up when we get moved. I have one more table to finish painting this week!
I also made David and Emma a lego table this week! David had a small train table that was bought for him at Christmas a few years ago. He hasn’t really used it in quite a while, and it has been setting in the garage. I decided to do something with it, and it will go in the play room in our new house. First I ordered lego plates from Amazon that have adhesive on the backside. They were a little more expensive, but I was willing to pay the extra money rather than trying to glue them myself. Then I cleaned the table boards thoroughly with window cleaner, laid the plates out on the boards to make sure of how they would fit. I had to trim off a couple of edges, but this was fairly easy to do with kitchen shears. Overall it was super easy! Now the kids have a train table (the train part is on the other side) and lego table!
Materials needed: Boxes or bins, bubble wrap and/or old newspapers, packing tape, sharpie pens, colorful paper or post it notes, and I recommend having a dolly. I have a piano dolly that I use to move bins around the house. It saves from too much heavy lifting.
The first step in having a successful move is to de-clutter. I start by cleaning out closets and drawers. The amount of stuff we accumulate over a couple years is amazing. We are having a yard sale at the end of the month, and what we don’t sell will go to the Good Will store.
The other day I was cleaning out our linens closet and David asked if he could help. I said, “Yes, you can go in your room and put anything you don’t want on your bed to go in the yard sale.” This is what David decided he could part with. (Minus the blanket!)
He comes by it honestly! I’m not going to mention any names, but there is someone else in this house exactly the same way. 😉 Let’s just say that I have a lot of work to do! 🙂
The second step is making sure you label every box or bin. I use colorful sticky notes that I label with. I have a different color for each room of the house. This makes it easy on moving in day! This week I cleaned out the kids clothes, and stored clothes they have outgrown in bins. I have marked and labeled them.
It’s always best to start by packing away items that you don’t use regularly and can live without. Such as books, dvds, knick knacks, pictures, items in closets that are out of season, etc.
There is only so much packing I can handle in a day, so here are some cute kid pictures! 🙂 They enjoyed quite a bit of play time today!
Also, my students had their piano recital today! They did awesome, and I am one totally proud teacher! 🙂 It was a blessed day.