Sunday 8 January 2012

Unpacking and settling in

As stressed as I was with the anticipation of moving house, one thing that I hadn't really considered was just how long it was going to take us to get back to normal. Perhaps because our things were packed for us, it wasn't until I started opening boxes at this end that I realised just how much stuff we were going to have to find a home for. We are very lucky that our new house has plenty of storage space, so we will be able to fit everything in, but there are many decisions to be made about where to put things and how to come up with the best storage solutions.

We had the carpets cleaned the day after we moved in, so most of the boxes were stored on the top floor of our three storey house in an uncarpeted room. Now we are faced with the task of moving everything back downstairs again. There are also decisions to be made about where to position furniture, and then it needs to be reassembled and fixed to the walls.

One thing that is certain is that the whole process would be much harder without the fantastic support of my parents. It really is almost impossible to get much done with a demanding baby and inquisitive toddler under your feet. My parents have been brilliant at keeping the little ones occupied and out of the way so that we can get on with things, and they are also great at spotting things that need doing, and quietly getting on with them.

It looks as though we'll be without proper internet for a week or so more yet. We have ways and means of getting a connection, but we have to restrict our usage!


  1. So glad to hear you have the move over you. Good luck with all the unpacking. Will definitely be following mama jennifers world!


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