New House, Fresh Start
We've just moved into a new home. Basically the same square footage but a better arrangement, more compact public areas, no basement. I really love it and am looking forward to being better organized, less cluttered with this fresh start. We had a dumpster for a week before the move and it was so much fun throwing stuff in there! lol
However, I'm suffering from paralysis when it comes to unpacking the boxes. Part of it comes from feeling like it's a Catch-22 -- I'm not sure where things should go since I don't yet know how we'll "live" in this space, yet we can't really live here until I get all these blasted boxes unpacked and out of the way. Additionally I left a not-quite-finished kitchen gut/remodel in which the cabinets were custom-designed down to the 1/4" to suit my stuff and my needs and a 5'x5' walk-in pantry for a bifold door-covered dent in the wall. Same story in the master bath. We now share one stack of drawers at the vanity, the top one of which I gave up in exchange for the sink beside the only outlet. . .
So as much as I love this house, and I do, a bit of it is sulking over these "lesser" spaces I have to work with and some, I guess, is just a fear of doing it "wrong". (As if "put away anywhere" doesn't automatically trump "in a box in the middle of the floor".)
Anyway, I just need y'all to tell me to just do it, get over myself and work with what I've got and be grateful for not only a fresh space to work with but also a true desire to minimize clutter and maximize upkeep.