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When my daughter was about to come into this world, my husband and I moved from a rented apartment into a more spacious three-bedroom home of our own which would be more suitable for our family.
Since my daughter was due any day, we were in a hurry to settle down in our new home. My husband had already taken care of the walls and flooring. I had packed all our stuff in boxes and we were ready to move. Our belongings were loaded into a moving truck and we followed behind.
It was Friday when we moved to our new place. Seeing all the clutter of boxes and cartons in the small living room, my heart sank, but I rolled up my sleeves and got to work. Everything had to be set up in 3 days because my due date was fast approaching and we had to be ready. So this is how I set up my new room in 3 days. And it looked stunning!
I hired a lady to help me with the basic cleaning and scrubbing since the workers had left dust and paint splatters everywhere. The first thing we did was scrub the floors with hot soapy water and do “some deep” cleaning and dusting before setting up the furniture. This cleaning took the most part of day one, but I still had one more thing to do before the first day was out – set up my bed.
We needed to crash somewhere once the tiring day was over and we needed our bedroom for that. So once the basic cleaning was done, we set up our bed.
I took out the freshly laundered sheets from the essential backpack and pulled out my fleece blankie since the night was chilly. We also moved in the rest of the furniture to their designated spaces and our bedroom was set up. The wardrobe and cabinets, however, were still empty.
Having done all this, it was late, so we settled down for the night and continue the next day. I had a separate small bag with a change of clothes and basic toiletries to make our life easy.
The second day saw me fresh and determined and the kitchen was my next target. Ordering food did not sound appealing anymore. My stove was functional and thanks to my husband, we already had a gas connection installed.
After setting up the stove, I went on a hunt for my boxes which held all my utensils, cookware and dinner sets. Since the cupboards had all been cleaned up the day before, I had to wipe down all the dishes and place them in the cabinet.
My husband had already plugged in the refrigerator the day before and I sent him for groceries to stock up the pantry. Having done that, I set up my washing machine so I could run a load of laundry if needed. I also set up my iron table and stocked the cupboard underneath with cleaning supplies and hangers. This being done, my next focus was the unpacking of our clothes and personal accessories.
We sorted the boxes in order, hanging up clothes, setting up toiletries and other personal accessories. Since I’d already ironed the clothes before packing them, all I needed to do was hang them in the closet. I allotted wardrobes and shelves and set up my bathroom accessories. I also set out the things that went on our dresser, placed pictures and frames on the side tables and filled my medicine cabinet in the bathroom. We hung out our towels, and also the shower curtain and now our room looked like home, it was all finished.
After the bedroom and kitchen being set up, I moved to the living room on Day Three. My husband installed the television in its place and we both moved in the sofas, center and corner tables. We hammered in the nails to hang the clock and paintings on the wall.
I set out the few tasteful ornaments I’d brought and added the final finishing touches. After a final round of cleaning, our living room was also set up. There was another huge room adjoining our bedroom turned into a nursery. I set up my baby’s wardrobe and placed all her toys. The bathroom was ready and I neatly tucked the matching towels and other baby toiletries in the cabinet.
Finally, everything was done in three days. I am still thankful to my colleague who handed me a printed ultimate home relocation checklist. There were still a few things left like finding a good service provider for the internet and TV connection but the major brunt of the work was behind us. We were tired and exhausted but the house looked like our home now and it looked beautiful. We couldn’t have been more pleased with ourselves. It was time to relax and celebrate.
Jenny Harrison is a passionate technology and lifestyle blogger. She loves to get engaged with the readers who are seeking for home, lifestyle and tech-related information on the internet. She is a featured blogger at various high authority blogs and magazines in which she shared her research and experience with the vast online community. Follow her on twitter @MJennyHarrison for more updates.