Welcome to The New Homemaker!
Celebrating 14 Years on the Web 1999-2013
Diary of a New Homemaker
John and I were going over the year last night, as one begins to do come Thanksgiving. Our assessment: nothing horrible happened. The roof is still over our heads. John got a small raise. My surgery went very well. Jo's college experience is tough but good--and boy has she grown as a person. And Lou is coming out of the turbulent years into something mellower. We'll call it good.
I hope your year has gone at least as well. I'm thankful for everyone who visits here.
My family and I are preparing for a move. Now last time we moved we did not have time to prepare. A desperate situation made it a grab and go affair. We moved from a large house into a far smaller one and we still have boxes we have yet to unpack.
That was almost eight years ago.
Thankfully this time around we have a little more warning to prepare. In fact, we have yet to find the house we are moving to, but we want to move soon and are looking. This time, we’re taking a proactive approach to our packing needs. Unlike the previous move, we have no wish to take every knickknack and scrap electronic we had. I could swear we even packed up the trash!
To cut down on the clutter in our new home, this time we’re cleaning and discarding stuff before the move. Here are ten ways we’re getting ready to move without a lot of mess coming with us.
A Seasonal Taste:
ast minute details can take a holiday home from ho ho hum to spectacular, and doesn't have to cost a lot of cash! Here are some great quick, easy, and inexpensive ideas to wow your guests and comfort your family.
A Taste of the Clean and Organized Section:
You can make your bathroom faucet more fun and safe with this fantastic filter. Not only does it remove chlorine and sediment from your bathroom sink's water, it turns the faucet into a drinking fountain! Your kids will be so thrilled to have a water fountain in their own home that they'll be eager to use it -- even if it means brushing teeth and washing faces!