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Getting Organized

I am getting organized now and I love it. My linen closet has never looked so good. I have nice white containers for everything. And I am keeping the blankets in the rooms they are most used to keep them from taking up all the space in the closet.

I am putting up curtains and pictures and making the house look good. It just makes me happy to feel like this house is clean and spacious and bright and airy!

My bathroom is white a shiny. I got a new shower curtain liner. I always replace my shower curtain liner and my toilet brush when I move. I hate the idea of packing them up and moving them. YUCK!

That’s a big job done!

Well, I finished cleaning up the old apartment. It was a BIG JOB because the men who helped us move are MESSY SLOBS! But I scrubbed the whole place from top to bottom and it looks pretty darned good, better than it did when we moved in! I am proud of the job I did. Let’s hope the landlord likes it too. I am so glad to be finished with that place!

The FUN never ends!

Well we are all moved in and settling in okay. Sorry for the delay in posting but during our move, someone broke into our old place in the terrible neighbourhood and robbed us. Some of the things that are gone are my digital camera, my friends digital camera, a laptop, our computer monitor, money and a few other things that we can tell. As I said, we were moving so things were disorganized anyway. I am going up to the old place tomorrow to clean it up but I have to say, I can’t be out of there fast enough for me. The kids are loving this place. They love the yard and they REALLY LOVE their room. They spend more time there than anywhere else.

Good things!

Well we officially have a washer and dryer in our new place now. And we lucked into someone who will take one pick-up truck’s worth of boxes for $50!! Yay!!! That is a lot less boxes to have to carry down THREE flights of stairs!

On another note, I am so glad we are moving out of this place! Our fire alarm keeps going off from the drug users downstairs and today there were people screaming at each other and threatening to beat each other up and screaming right up to the window below us!

Move scheduled!

I am still sore today but I am getting things done for this move.  This move came on so suddenly that I feel like it is completely out of control.  On the upside, the move is scheduled for Monday!  I am so excited to be in the new house soon.  I can’t wait to spend hot summer days in the yard with my kids.

Creativity and Storage

I thought I would post some layouts I did of my three youngest sprouts.  I wish I had a digital camera back when I had Lilly.  I would love to be able to post hers to compare.

This is Rose

This is Lotus

And this is Reed

 

I also thought I would post some more storage ideas I had for after my move.

I like the idea of under shelf baskets for storage for things like bread.  I actually have some of these that I can make better use of.

There is a small linen closet in the new place I love the ideas in this  pic for making the best use of space and keeping it organized.

I love the idea of a tension bar for cleaners and then baskets for soaps, sponges, and such.

Homemade kitchen organization

I am planning ways to make the best use of space  in our new place.  Here are some ideas I have:

Plastic bottle plastic bag storage

Magazine rack for storing cans

Towel bar for storing pot lids

using the inside of the cupboard doors for storing cling wrap and sandwich bags

cabinet handles on the inside of cupboard doors or the side of cabinets for storage

So what cool and interesting ideas do you have for making the best use of space, especially in the kitchen.

Decisions

We decided to arrange things differently in the new house. Lilly has been wanting her own room and she kind of deserves it. She is 6 years older than Rose is and shouldn’t have to share a room with a 4 year old and a 2 1/2 year old. So we are putting baby Reed in our room with a playpen in the living room as an option on nights when he needs more quiet to sleep. Then Lilly can have her own room and Lotus and Rose can share. We are thinking that in the future we could possibly put Reed in with the little girls for a little while before we eventually move into a four bedroom house as is our plan.

Lilly is so excited to have her own room.  She has been planning it ever since.

Pics of our new HOUSE!

Here is the house we are going to be living in.  There is stuff around from the guys who are fixing it up.  I love how bright and airy it is.  I love that it has a fenced in backyard for me and the kids to enjoy.  I am excited.  We also have a little cupboard under the stairs (like in Harry Potter LOL) .  This is SO much better than our little apartment in a crappy scary neighbourhood.

Part of our living room

Another Part of our living room

Part of our kitchen

Another Part of our kitchen

from the kitchen facing the washroom and the linen closet

The washroom (everything bright and new except the PINK tub which I can hide with a nice clean, white shower curtain)

The master bedroom

View from the master bedroom window

Down the stairs (the only carpet in the house)

The furnace room which has been newly painted

Shelving for storage in the furnace room

The baby’s room

The Girls’ room