Carly Rubach

The Big Move

Carly works on building her own craft room in her new house, in the first of many before-and-after updates.

By - Mar 31st, 2013 04:00 am

It’s hitting the fan, folks.

We’re in the midst of moving and, while I was putting forth a solid purging effort at the beginning, I gradually lost motivation and threw everything in sight into the nearest box. Luckily, we were able to take a whole week to gradually make the move, but I still found myself rushing.

In that case, it’s often best to call it a night and look at the big packing task with fresh eyes the next day. In retrospect, we should have started packing much sooner. My favorite part about moving is minimizing possessions to make the transition a little lighter. I get accused of being insensitive when I throw out old cards and trinkets, but what do you want from me? Where do you draw the line?

And while minimizing is important during any move, you can also take the opportunity to repurpose old furniture and other household items.

Our new bedroom is what one might call a “small space,” so we wanted to just keep one dresser. My dresser drawers get stuck all the time, and while we don’t love the other dresser, it works! So I plan to give it a little update.

I expect this will be the first of many “before and afters” you will see during the moving process. I finally get to have my own craft room, and we have a workbench in the garage. Now I just need to build up my collection of power tools.

The Design Sponge blog has been my go-to resource, as per usual, during this transition period. They separate their “Spaces” section by size, so I’ve been relying on the “Small” section for most of my ideas. I have added a new Pinterest board accordingly.

Our families have been another amazing resource. Our dads transformed a pink room into a beautiful and clean linen (name of the paint color) masterpiece. My dad has since given the trim a fresh coat of white paint.



Anyone else going through a transition period right now? Share your tips and resources in the comments section below!

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