Thank you all for being so sweet and understanding about all the craziness going on with packing and moving! Your the best readers ever! 🙂 We’ve made a lot of progress, but still have loads more to do. We spent most of last night cleaning up at the new house (I definitely didn’t realize how much longer it takes to scrub down an entire house vs. the townhouse). We rented a carpet cleaner and cleaned the living room and master bedroom carpet (the 2 that we aren’t replacing). *In the picture you’ll notice that the master bedroom has been painted, I’ll update you on that next week! And sorry the picture sucks, I couldn’t find my camera so I had to use Jesse’s iPhone.*

I also had a chance to get on my hands and knees and scrub the crap (ha) out of the master bath and mop the guest bath. *This is the most unflattering picture of me in the universe, and that is my back hanging out, not my butt* 

Tonight we are going back with some of our friends, who are sweet and even offered to bring us dinner, to finish cleaning (still have to clean the kitchen, mop downstairs, scrub the other 2 bathrooms, clean the hardwood and dust everything). If I get the chance I’ll also work on packing some more. We’ve gotten a lot done so far though! I think… This giant mess of boxes and stuff everywhere makes getting ready for work in the morning tough! I keep trying to think of what I haven’t packed lol. I’m hoping to be back tomorrow… but if not see you guys Monday! And thanks again for all the encouragement! You’re helping me not rip my hair out! 😉


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  1. We closed the same day as you guys. If you need more boxes, the liquor stores on Monday are perfect and free! They were great for moving heavy stuff like dishes and glassware. Good luck!

  2. Ugh I remember those days of cleaning. I felt like we needed to clean every single surface–it’s just weird that someone else used to live there, isn’t it? I’m sort of a germophobe. Happy mopping and PACKING! 🙂

  3. Why is it impossible to move without liquor boxes? Seriously. We’re in the middle of moving as well and it’s so hard to do with work and everything else constantly happening. Why is there no pause button on life?

  4. All that cleaning is going to pay off. You will really appreciate it once you have everything moved in and the house feels like home. I’m glad to hear you have friends bringing you dinner! Have fun!

  5. Congrats, again!! You guys are doing great!! I had a hard time cleaning the bathroom; like Erin, I’m a germaphobe too. Have you ever heard of the tradition for new homeowners of drinking a bottle of wine while sitting on the floor the first night you guys get to sleep there?! It’s a fun way to unwind after all the chaos of moving!

  6. Fun Fun! Remember to be excited and not get too overwhelmed. It can get really overwhelming – when we bought our house I had to keep remembering to enjoy the cleaning and painting and be excited! You own a house!!!

  7. So exciting! I remember those cleaning days too.. and all new toilet seats! That HIV disclosure thing FREAKED me out.

  8. Woohoo! This is so exciting! Moving is hard work and it looks like you’re getting it done! Have fun and enjoy it. Your first home only happens once.

  9. Moving is always such a nightmare, no matter how prepared you are! Hang in there – you’re getting really close!

  10. This is exactly what I did when we first got our house. I just had to make sure it was clean before we put all our stuff in place! Hope you aren’t too exhausted from all that cleaning… cleaning an entire house is a lot of work! And your house is big! How nice of your friends to help you and even supply you with dinner! 🙂

    And wow, you guys already painted the master bedroom??


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