And so it begins…

So… all this packing I have been complaining about? Tomorrow our friends are coming over to help us with the transplant of the majority of our house.

I’m excited.

I’m dreading it.

I’ll be a much happier person once it’s done. It really is going well and what is best is that I have not semi-permanently disabled myself in the process like my last move.

On a good note I feel like I’m more prepared for this move. I’m sure the majority of my lack of organization on my last move was the fact that I couldn’t walk.. sit.. stand… FUNCTION because my back hurt so bad. I’m able to take my time this move and pack some daily and I’m not hurting.

Did I mention I’m not hurting?

It’s fabulous!

I may be MIA for a few days while we get this done. I promise that once I get settled I’ll recap the Home Journal and move along on it’s creation.

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Home Journal: Making Changes

So we now have our “Perpetual Cleaning Schedule“. Do you remember when I said to change it to fit you? That is the whole point of the HJ, to fit your needs.Well I am already changing mine again!

I have been following and finding new bogs and I found an amazing idea at Echoes of Laughter – Revolutionize Your Laundry Routine. Her idea is AMAZING!!! I have always said that if it isn’t it the laundry room it doesn’t get washed and yet I am always hunting for the thing they lost that they need… the night before they “Neeeeeeeed it!” with Angie’s system I can really mean it!

Broken down simply:

  • 1 basket per family member in their room ( I like these corner hampers i saw at Kohl’s!!! or maybe some collapsible…. so many to choose….)
  • 1 family member’s laundry washed per day
  • 1 basket of laundry returned FOR THEM TO PUT AWAY! ( I love that part!)
I really can’t wait to implement this! I just have to decide when to do who’s. Since my “Change sheets” Day is Thursday I’ll do linens Thursday, soooooo…..My current idea is:

Sunday: NO LAUNDRY
Monday: NO LAUNDRY
Tuesday: Etcs
Wednesday: Mom & Dad’s Laundry (we will probably share a basket.)
Thursday: Linens
Friday: Halie’s Laundry
Saturday: Kaelyn’s Laundry

Sounds good for now. I’ll let ya know how it goes and show you my new perpetual when I get it typed up!

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Boxes

I’m seriously tired of looking at them.

We’ve taken one load of smaller boxes (DVDs, books, glasses, & other kitchen things) and a desk out to the new place already… mostly because we were tripping over things we’d packed because the apartment is laid out so odd. We start the official move Friday so there is no time, nor reason to waste gas, on another 2 hour round trip so I’m staring at this:

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My living room is only about 10 ft wide and I have furniture in here to boot, and the office is where the front door is… I have a mild claustrophobia and I am really getting cringy and about to pull my hair out… 4 more days.
What’s even more of a pain is that it really doesn’t look like we’ve accomplished squat on packing and we have, really. Aside from the master and Halie’s bedroom, and like 1 box in Kaelyn’s,  it is almost packed.
I can’t wait to get to the new rental and start UNpacking. That part, I like. This one? I hate it.

In other news.. I’ll be getting back to the Home Journal as soon as possible! I hope you’re having fun working on yours!

Until next time!
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Meal Plan Monday May 14

With very few days until the move actually starts in earnest I’ve got to get back into meal planning so I can get the most tasks done with minimal effort.

I have packed up my kitchen, keeping out what I thought I would need and in cooking a full, SIMPLE meal on the stove I kept reaching for things I had packed up. So this week I’m going back to the crock pot – ALL WEEK!! I’m also using what is already in the freezer (less to move!) so that means lots of chicken!

Monday & Tuesday: Second Chance Meals Chicken Enchiladas & Enchilada Bean Soup
Wednesday: BBQ Rubbed Crock Pot Chicken
Thursday: Chuckwagon Stew
Friday: Four Bean Chili
Saturday: MOVING DAY #1! We’ll eat somewhere, at some time… I promise?
Sunday: Leftovers or Creamy Farmhouse Garden Soup

I’ll also be adapting a few of these recipes. I pulled these from OLD blog posts before we started eating healthier, so I am going to do my best to adapt them to something a litte more suotableto match teh P90X@ meal plan we’ve been eating.

  • Less salt (the BBQ Rub has 1/4 cup!!!!!)
  • Less fats (including whole milks, butters, & creams)
  • More whole grains, like brown rice, etc.

I’ll update the recipes in a new post if I make any major changes, otherwise I’ll just add a note to the original. 🙂

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