January 27, 2010

The Big Split

When we moved into our house a few years ago, Hubby and I had great intentions. We planned to go through every single box and purge all the non-essentials. Unfortunately, having toddler quadruplets at the time really hindered our plans. Our basement is filled with boxes. Our office has become a "catch-all" of sorts.
Now it's time to get our rears in gear. We're moving the girls from their toddler beds to twin beds. Four twin beds won't fit in their room, so they're going to be split up. Our guest room will become their other bedroom. Our office will become the guest room. I guess we don't really need an office, huh? (Details of the split will come in a later blog).
In about two weeks, Hubby and I are hoping over the span of two days to get the office cleaned out. It will mainly involve a lot of shredding and filing... record keeping just seems to slip when you've got preschoolers running around the house all day.
Once the office is cleaned out and the big move takes place our next goal will be to tackle all the boxes in the basement. Who knows what treasures we'll discover? Most likely we'll end up with lots of things to either donate or trash. Wish us luck!

8 comments:

maryanne @ mama smiles said...

Good luck! We've been doing this VERY slowly at our house, and we need to find a way to speed up the process!

Stephanie B said...

It's never fun, but it can be nice to get things cleaned out and moved around. We're doing some of that right now.

Jen said...

GOOD LUCK! We just moved over 700 miles and we had to go through everything. It was a huge task but we are much more organized now! We also donated soooo much stuff. How do we accumulate such large amounts of stuff???? :)LOL

Kim said...

When you're finished, please come over to my garage and go through the boxes I haven't yet opened since we moved 3 years ago.

Quadmama said...

Let me clarify... some of the things in boxes in the basement are from two moves ago. They stayed in boxes and simply moved with us. I am not looking forward to going through that stuff. BUT, it must be done... especially if we ever plan to move to a bigger house in the future. That's our rule... before we can move again we have to have purged the things that aren't necessary.

Writer Lady said...

Good for you. I've been trying to clear my home of the extra things for years. I am attached to the strangest things. Good luck.

reanbean said...

We recently had some water damage in our attic that forced me to go through the boxes I had packed up from my mother's house after she died in 2002. As I dug through the contents of the boxes, I wondered what on Earth I'd been thinking when I chose to save some of the things I did.

Good luck with the projects- boxes, twin beds and all! I can't wait to hear how the bedroom transitions go.

Quadmama said...

I'm definitely not looking forward to the big purge but it has to be done. I promise to write about the big move when it happens.

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