Tuesday, October 18, 2005

A Fantasy Come True!

Don't get me wrong -- moving is hard work, and I know it! But I also try to always see the good side of everything. Moving is a brand new beginning!

Could that be why so many women over the years (my decorating students, friends and even my own daughter) have often told me they fantasize about moving everything out of their homes and back in again? Just think -- a chance for the new beginning without having to leave the home you love!

Well, it's about to happen. In five days Fred and I will be having new carpet installed. We are replacing every carpeted area in our condo, which leaves only our kitchen and bathrooms untouched. The installers will move some of the furniture themselves, but I must remove all of the smaller pieces (such as dining room chairs). As well, all objects sitting on tables or shelves, or stored in cabinets must be packed up and removed. My custom closet organizer needs to be taken apart, as the master closet floor will also be carpeted, and all of our clothes stored in plastic bags. Early Saturday morning, everything that is now being stacked up indoors will be moved outside our front door.

It's not an easy job, but I'm loving every minute of it! And I'm looking so forward to moving everything back in again, especially as I unpack and reorganize all of our rooms. Just like moving into a new place!! The best part is that the new carpet smell will really make it seem like a new home!

But I have to say, I'm so glad I'm not a packrat!

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