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Woodlawn update // The key to unpacking after a move

04.08.13

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It has been a crazy past few weeks. Friday marked our official one month anniversary of living in Woodlawn. And still there are boxes and bags and things we are tripping over. Corners are jammed with things that have not found their proper home. 

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Every time Dan ferries another box or tub down to the basement or up to the attic, I wince. I know those things are gone forever, or at least gone for a very long time. Out of sight, out of mind. I know myself well enough to know that it’s going to be quite awhile before I force myself to deal with those things we’re squirreling away. But sometimes sanity wins out over productivity and intentions. 

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In the meantime, I think we’ve found the key to forcing yourself to unpack and get organized after a move. 

Woodlawn Update

 

It has been a crazy past few weeks. Friday marked our official one month anniversary of living in Woodlawn. And still there are boxes and bags and things we are tripping over. Corners are jammed with things that have not found their proper home. 

Woodlawn update

Every time Dan ferries another box or tub down to the basement or up to the attic, I wince. I know those things are gone forever, or at least gone for a very long time. Out of sight, out of mind. I know myself well enough to know that it’s going to be quite awhile before I force myself to deal with those things we’re squirreling away. But sometimes sanity wins out over productivity and intentions. 

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In the meantime, I think we’ve found the key to forcing yourself to unpack and get organized after a move. 

Ready for it? INVITE PEOPLE OVER TO YOUR HOUSE.

Woodlawn Update

In the past four weeks at Woodlawn, we’ve entertained more guests than we did in the past 4 months at Thomas Run. Last night we had good friends over for dinner, including their five girls (yup, a major girl party) and while we were running around Sunday afternoon getting ready, I was asking myself why the heck did we decide to do this insane thing?! But Sunday night, after every one had left (and had a great time) and the house was quiet again (except for our exhausted whining children), we looked around and discovered all the progress we’d made that day. 

A few more pictures hung. A few more boxes unpacked and put away. Clutter cleaned up. Vases uncovered and filled with daffodils from the back lawn. Spare glasses and dishes, washed and put up on the shelves. 

Woodlawn update

 

Woodlawn Update

Despite a bumpy start, lots of annoying setbacks and maybe a few teary conversations with my mother and the words, “Don’t ever let me do something like this again.” coming out of my mouth, we’re slowly starting to find our rhythm here. 

And I look around and count my blessings and feel so thankful for this home.

16 comments on “Woodlawn update // The key to unpacking after a move”

  1. The staircase is gorgeous! And that photo wall looks great! Can't wait for more glimpses around your new place. And I completely subscribe to your tactic of having folks over. But is it sad if I still have to use it even when I haven't moved in years 🙂

  2. Oh my goodness, it's stunning! I love, love, love your new home, I cant wait to see more
    , I wish it was my home – beautiful xxBrenda

  3. I have always been a big fan of your blog and LOVE it! Thank you so much for sharing the posts about your new home and family. I LOVE your new place and am enjoying this so much!!!

  4. Molly! Awesome! I agree with Mary's comment but I also see Waffle Hill! I could swear that one of the pics is of Waffle Hill! 🙂

  5. Is that your young grandma in the yellow dress? She looks so much like Anya. And your house is beautiful. It reminds me of Medical Hall which is my favorite house of all times.

  6. what an incredible dream through lots of hardwork sweat and yes tears, coming true.
    this house being made home. beautiful, stunning, swooning over here. thanks for sharing! x

  7. What a lovely and cozy home you are making. I just love reading about Woodlawn. We are in a similar situation waiting to hear from the bank about an offer on our dream house that we've been driving by for 2 years! Ours has a name as well- Indianola. Congrats to you!

  8. It's sooo beautiful, Molly! Love how the house is coming together! In my opinion, pictures on the wall make a place feel like it's "yours."

  9. Love that country blue trim. And all the pictures. I have lived in our new house for a year and a half and not a single picture is hung. Seriously, not one. You are waaaay ahead of the game! Nicely done!

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