Moving: New Chaos

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Above you can see an image of our new appartement. We’re already finished decorating.
Just kidding, of course, but at the moment it feels as chaotic as in the pictures around here. At least the bedroom and the kitchen are only half cluttered.

The final house moving went quite well. A friend of ours came by with his bus and thanks to our great helpers everything arrived at the new appartement in under three hours. We were really lucky to get the keys two weeks before the final moving date, so we managed to bring everything but the furniture before. The only thing broken so far is my big mirror, but that’s ok. A new one goes on my list of things I want to have for the appartement. I guess I there are some trips to Ikea in the near future. I also finally want a good vacuum cleaner, which actually vacuums the dirt and not only moves it around.

And I already love our kitchen, finally I can spread as much red and white polka dots as I want to (luckily, my boyfriend is quite tolerant of it as long as it’s also functional). I only wish our living room was finished or there was some clear space on the couch at least. Concerning sleeping I’m still adjusting, so I’m really tired. There only are old window shutters (which I love otherwise) which don’t deter the light from outside properly, so I wake up at sunrise (and that’s not the time I usually get up if I can avoid it in any way). But I guess I will get used to it. Oh, and I already took a bath! It was dreamy!

And in case you’re wondering, the budgies survived the moving quite well. They were a little bit stressed because they had to change place a few times, but now they are back up on their bookshelf, so everything’s fine again. For me it’s just a little bit irritating not to have them arround all the time any more. In our shared appartement I only had one room so they were always near me when I was home. Now they are standing in the living room. The hardest part for me is that I can’t say good night to them any more just before shutting the light. But I do it anyway, although they can’t hear me (and I force my boyfriend to do it, too). Somehow it calms me.

Anyhow, as you can see in my free associations I’m really tired so I better go to bed now.

I guess it will take some more time until I’m back on my regular schedule, but I’ll keep you posted.

Have a good week!

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Moving: Chaos

I’m sorry there was no link love this week, I just didn’t manage to put one together. I also won’t be able to post this week – the “big move” is scheduled for friday and until than I have a lot to do.

I hope the internet in our new appartement will be running soon, so I guess I will be back by the beginning of next week (and I will be posting from our new home for the first time, how exciting!), so please check in again at this time.

I wish you all a good time and see you soon!

Moving: Sneak Peek

kücheOn Monday we got the keys for our new appartement and yesterday evening we brought the first boxes over. Since it’s so hot at the moment we can’t do much during the days, so I plan to pack stuff by day and bring it over in the evenings.

Yesterday we also bought a washing machine and at the store I discovered a set of red and white polka dot dishes. It included cups, bottom plates, small plates, big plates and soup plates and was totally affordable so I had to have it! I’m really happy about this find, I wanted dishes with red and white polka dots for a long time but never could afford it and also didn’t want to buy it as long as I lived in a shared appartement (things tend to get broken around here).

But enough from the dishes, because actually I wanted to share some first pictures from the new appartement with you. My boyfriend made them with his phone when we first looked at the appartement, so they are a little bit blurry, but you can get an idea how it looks like.

Above you can see part of the kitchen with the red wall – isn’t it beautiful? There’s also another kitchen unit left to the window, so we have a lot of storage and work space.

Here you can see the bathroom, I’m really looking forward to it, as was also obvious in this post!badAnd here’s a sneak peek into one of the rooms. I love the wooden floors and the big windows (you can’t really recognize in the pictures, but in reality they look much bigger).wohnung1This is really what I hoped for – a properly renovated appartement in an old building.

Now I’m off to pack my kitchen stuff, hope you’re having a nice afternoon!

What do you like best about your home?

Home Inspiration Journal

home inspirationWithin the scope of my “moving-series” I’m showing you some pages from my home inspiration journal. I love to browse through magazines for inspiration, but since I will never find a particular image in the magazine again once I put it away, I started to rip out pages and organize them in different journals – DIY and recipes, for example, and, well, home inspiration.

Here I liked the black and white and slightly “used” look.

home inspiration2On this pages I gathered ideas for plants in windows. I also love the wall sticker with the birds.home inspiration5

DSC00294Usually I’m not into pastels, but I like how it gives the whole room a vintage look.home inspiration4I started sorting out and packing my stuff this afternoon and I already feel kind of overwhelmed. I wonder how people who have a whole house manage to move….

Do you have any tips for house moving?