Kick In The Pants

That’s exactly what I need, these days.  Someone really needs to just light a fire under this bum of mine.

I have all these ideas and plans and this big vision… but that’s where it has ended for this chick.  I have no “get up and go” to go with it.  It’s ridiculous.

We’ve been focussing on creating heather habits, which is awesome, of course.  But we really need to tsp up our game.

Sadly, we still have a few boxes that haven’t been unpacked (I’m ashamed!)… and we haven’t done like ANYthing in the way of decorating.  All of this translates to this place not really feeling like home yet.  And that’s almost 3 90 days after moving in.  And since we live in a new city and don’t really no anyone, feeling like home is kind’ve a big deal.  So I really need to get it in gear and start “moving in” to this place.

The problem?  I’m one of those people who doesn’t like to make decorating decisions in a room where we plan to replace big, key pieces of furniture.  Like our living room – our plan, within the next month or two, is to get a new entertainment center.  And that will really change the feel of the room AND mean relocating the things that I hang around that space.  So my “default” would be to hold off on hanging things in that room until that happens.  And then I think “Well, what I even want to put in there could change.  Right?”  I typically look at everything I have, and put things in a room that fits it.  But changing up the room could mean that different pieces would work better in there.

Well this is exactly why I hadn’t even started on this stuff thus far.  BUT the fact of the matter is that I need to get over it and just patch walls when necessary.  Luckily one of my favorite tricks is to not put nails into the wall unless I really have to.  So here’s what I normally use for wall art that isn’t too heavy:

BOOM!  I promise you – it makes ALL the difference.  AND it makes life sooo much easier for the following reasons:

  1. No more measuring for nail holes to be in just the right location to match up with the hanging hardware.  You just pick a spot, put the velcro pieces on the back of the art piece, and push against hard the wall for about 30 seconds.  Wah-lah!
  2. No more swinging art pieces and slamming doors or bumping into walls and knocking pieces off of the wall.  Using the velcro pieces on the top and bottom of the piece provides a layer of security that a couple nails just can’t offer.
  3. No more spackling, sanding, repainting just to move or switch out wall decor.  You just pull the piece off, remove the velcro piece from the wall, and reapply just the wall-pieces in order to re-hang in the decor a new location.

It’s worked so well in the past, so I’m glad to know that there won’t be any issues.  I can solve our problem of not quite feeling at home without committing to permanent decor placement in a room that is going to be changing in a pretty short period of time.  It’s exactly what we need here.

So… assuming that I can get off my bum and just get stuff done, we’ll be in great shape to start cozying up to our homey home (not to be confused with a homie home… ’cause we aren’t quite that cool).

What kinds of tips/tricks do you guys rely on when moving into a space?  How long do you typically take to “move in” to your space?  Am I the only one that still has unpacked boxes in the house?

This week, Hope is Trying to make a house a home.  What are you up to?

~Hope.

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