Sunday, February 22, 2009

Following a Trend, Keeping my word

E and I had a huge, adventurous weekend. It was quite an undertaking, really. We rearranged our whole house basically. It was a lot like the song about the Little Ole Lady that Swallows a Fly.

I am not sure if any one has ever moved within their own space before. Especially a Condo. There is no driveway/carport/garage or empty spot to help store things in before the hauling.re-arranging takes place. It is not a blank canvass per se. This purposed lots of challenges and extra steps to the whole process. Actually, It has been a 3 day process and although we are at a functioning level now, it is no where near finished.

With the song on repeat in my head, I also ended up having to clean out MT’s room and box up all 0-6 month clothes. I will not lie, I was using his crib as storage for the clothes/toys/etc. that he had outgrown so in order for him to sleep in it, that also had to be tackled. Being that everything was so physically exhausted, I tried not to think of the emotional aspect of folding little tiny clothes that may never been worn again. Some not worn at all and others worn maybe once or even for an hour ....

With every room affected, we basically overhauled the whole place. I think the only thing that is in the same place is our couch. I have a feeling that will be moved very soon though. I received a beautiful 8 top dining room table for our wedding. I have finally agreed to put it in storage at my parents' house until we have somewhere more appropriate for it. We swapped it out with a little round 4 top. This gave us more floor space. I feel very good about it actually. We are aching and exhausted but I finally feel like we are getting something accomplished. It feels like a fresh start. I am excited to keep decluttering our condo. Purging is good. It feels good. Overwhelming but Good

As I type this, My son is asleep in his crib in his room for the first time. So far so good.

19 comments:

Photogrl said...

That IS quite the weekend!

Decluttering and purging does feel good...it's too bad it takes so much work ;)

Yay for MT sleeping in his crib!

Jen said...

Farah, wow!! What a great feeling! It's going to be all new from here on out. I'm glad you were able to rearrange remodel. And way to go on MT in his crib.

seussgirl said...

Wow, what an accomplishment! I wish I could find the drive and ambition to do the same thing here. Although, we need to figure out some rearranging before too long.

Jill, Mommy of Tanner and Josie, our Clomid baby. :o) said...

Seriously...CAN I HIRE YOU???? How much would you cost to come to the freexing cold Midwest right now? :o) Can I pay in Josie and Tanner kisses?

Rachel Inbar said...

I love decluttering... I know what you mean about the baby clothes. When I found out my little sister was having a boy (he's 10 months younger than Yirmi) I was so happy that I'd have someone to pass clothes on to, since I know Yirmi is my last baby. She now gets all of my daughters' clothes for her daughter and my son's clothes for her son (and I get to clear out the closets).

Kim said...

It sounds like you guys had a productive weekend! I think I need a little (lot) of that to rub off on me. Thanks to Germ #1 and Germ #2, I'm never well long enough to get much done :O).

Dugi said...

Farah, I put away those lil clothes too. I was amazed how many outfits had been worn just once or never at all. I felt a lil sad packing them away but so amazing how fast he's grown. aww.
MT is sleeping in his crib? ahh how did u do it? tell me please!

alison said...

Whew! That makes me tired just reading about it! :) I love it when the organizer guy is on Oprah - I think I missed my calling as a personal organizer. It makes me giddy just thinking about you moving all your house around. I'm a gigantic nerd. So glad you got Mr. MT to sleep in his crib - I thought that might be easier said than done. *hugs*

AJ's mommy said...

Wow... impressive!!! Hope the crib thing continues to go well!

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Adriane said...

I love rearranging and purging. I'm sure you are physically sore, but feel mentally fantastic!! Yay for sleeping in the crib!

T-Mommy said...

Wow, you guys were really busy, but the pay off always come at the end and it feels So good after so much work!

I really hope MT loves being in his room, like a BIG BOY!

Elizabeth said...

Wow! That is a whole bunch of big transitions!

Delenn said...

Congrats!

christina(apronstrings) said...

that sounds like a fun way to make a house a home. wow, that shiner is something. poor guy. not that he noticed!

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

I hate the actual moving part of rearranging things, but I LOVE it when its done. And YAY for MT being in his crib in HIS room! So exciting!!!

Amy B said...

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sara said...

That is awesome about MT being in his crib! Sounds like a tiring and huge task for all the moving. I have to agree...sometimes I get a little sad when I pack up Brynn's clothes she's outgrown not being sure if we're ever using them again ((hugs))

Katie said...

I wish we had been so productive with our weekend. I feel a big decluttering in the works, but it just hasn't happened yet. Kudos to you guys.

Oh, and looking at those pics of MT. . . he looks like SUCH a little boy and not a baby. When oh when did that happen?!