Daily Archives: 09.24.2011

When the urge strikes…

I don’t know if Fall is a season that is meant to Inspire The Masses To Nest, but after I wrapped-up my power walk this morning, the urge struck.


So I kicked off the morning with a round of intense purging in our second bedroom.  I’ve always referred to it as The Office, but considering the fact that it has been stuffed to the gills with Marcus’ clothing, wedding gifts and other flotsam over the past two years, it’s safe to say that it has been anything but.

No, I don’t have any snaps for you at the moment.  But that’s because even though I did take a moment to photo-document the “before,” I don’t have any “after” photos…yet.

The only thing I can pinky swear to you is that when you see the “before” snaps you will be horrified.  Or you may have the exact same type of room in your home, in which case you should know that you are not alone.  We’re going to work through this one together.

More thrillingly, Marcus FINALLY finished staining the bed.  And since he would like to be able to park his car in the garage again, we’re hoping to have our new bed installed, made-up and ready-to-go by the end of next weekend.

Is that a realistic goal?  Who knows.  What I do know is that it means that the time for mattress shopping has finally come.

As much as I’d like to be able to tell y’all that I’m extremely methodical when it comes to home improvement/re-organizing and everything that goes along with it, that is absolutely not the case.   Since we know nothing about mattresses, we figured that the most effective way to put a method to the madness would be to make a list of stores to visit and then Princess and The Pea our way through them.

Yes, seriously.

We’ve already been to two this afternoon with the hope to make it to another one before our respective happy hours.  If our mission is successful, then tomorrow we’ll stop back at the store to actually buy the thing.

How do you organize your home improvement projects?

Are you doing any nesting right now?