Friday, August 5, 2011

HAPPY AT NEW HOME

Today I carried the last boxes to the storage and three long weeks of moving is finally over. What a pain has it been. I've decided not to shop for a year at least, because we just have way too much stuff. And clothes. I wish I could go back to the amount of stuff we had when we lived in our one bedroom condo. That was nice. This move was a nightmare. I just couldn't believe how much useless stuff we had and the amount we gave away/ recycled/threw out. 
By the way, Craigslist and Freecycle are great sites to get rid of things that you think other people might like to have. I posted ad about one of our chairs and within 5 minutes had gotten already four responses from people willing to come and pick it up from our house. That was awesome. Because I hate throwing things in the garbage. It's such waste.
But now it's the time to relax and enjoy our new digs. I love walking to the town (3 minute walk!) and go get some vegan ice cream and go sit on the bench under a tree and watch all these artsy people walk by. Oh, and I just stopped by the animal shelter (one block from our house) and signed up to volunteer. Life is good.

7 comments:

  1. Oh, congratulations for your new home...and also for the fact that the move is over :) Have moved so many times myself and every time I swear I'll never do it again....it's one of those things I can really say I hate, but it's such a good feeling when it's over. Enjoy your new digs :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thanks Zella! It's starting to look like home finally, no more boxes in the corners (at least not too many...) and I was extra motivated to get this done now because my parents are coming to stay with us for 2 weeks starting this Monday.

    The bad thing is that we most probably have to do this all over again in a year... We only signed one year lease because the rent is very high. But have decided that we'll get rid of 50% of our stuff within the next year so the move won't be as bad as this one. Living light with very little baggage is the goal here.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  3. onnea uuteen kotiin! i love your buddha statues and energetic and yet calming feelings of these pics :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Thank you! I love the zen feeling buddha statues and pictures give but I might have gone little overboard with it, I have way too many buddhas in the house. Every room has at least one...

    ReplyDelete
  5. Your new home looks so nice. Loving the colors!! I've moved over 20 times during my life.. and even if I love starting "a new life" in a new place I just dislike packing and carrying my stuff.

    ReplyDelete
  6. i got some award for you in my blog :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Voi että nämä Sinun kuvat on kyllä Aina niin taidokkaita!! Ihan niinkuin lukisi aikakauslehteä;) Ja onnea uuteen kotiin!

    ReplyDelete

Every comment is appreciated! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! You rock! XOXO