When we first move in, we all made a big push to get things unboxed and put away. (Or at least put in a spot that made some amount of sense.) But, as the weeks have gone by, I admit I’ve slowed down a bit. There is still plenty that needs to be sorted, organized. There are still some unopened boxes and items stacked in out of the way places.
And as we’re working to settle into a rhythm, it’s easy to overlook the piles and put things off until later…especially when there is stuff to do that is more fun!
But, I got a bee in my bonnet on Friday and decided it was time to tackle the piles in the dining room…
It was almost all decor that was homeless and family photos waiting to be hung.
So, I started to sort through it, moving some decor pieces to the storage room, finding a home for others, and then I finally hung the family photos on the wall up each staircase.
(Ooo…I need to give that long one a nudge to get it level again!)
Anyway, I didn’t have a plan, but I just wanted to hang the family photos in a grouping that looked interesting. I started with the larger pictures and added in smaller ones from there.
It’s amazing how much warmth and personality they bring to the house.
Yes, the walls still need to be painted, but I decided the pictures might not be hung for months if I wait on that to happen, especially because the foyer is 2 stories, so we’ll have to hire that out. I’m usually game to paint anywhere, but I’ve fallen off the top of an 8′ ladder and that’s enough of tall ladders for me. I don’t even care if it’s scaffolding. Nope.
But, one thing at a time.
I think moving in is about the little victories that inch you closer to being completely settled…