When we move we are renting a very nice, and very big (comparatively) house in CT. Since we will have storage space, a few extra rooms and a backyard, I have quite a list of stuff I want to do.
- Set up a Playroom- This is key. Off what we will be using as the living room, there is a little "sunroom" with shelves already lining the walls. This will be where all the toys live. There can be a reading area, an art area and lots of room to store and play with the toys. They will spill into other areas, but at the end of the day instead of having to clean up my whole house, I can just shove all the toys back into that room, and…shut the door. I could weep with pleasure at this idea.
- Set up bedrooms that are just for sleeping- In our apartment we currently have a nursery/guestroom/storage room, all the toys in Cha Cha's room and a kegerator in my bedroom. Yeah, restful it is not. One moved each girl can a have a room for sleeping/dressing and all the other crap can take a hike. Planning on getting each of them one of these. The rooms will have nature themes, I am so excited.
- Compost- I think I want a vermiculture thing, but that depends on how fearful I am of worms, and if we are staying in this house for the subsequent three years. I need to do a ton of research on this, so look forward to lots of composting posts soon…yippee!
- Recycle more- In the Northeast people actually do recycle, so I am jazzed to cut down our landfill contribution. Between becoming uber-recyclers and the composting, I think I can keep our trash down to two 13 gallon bags a week.
- Have a bathroom to ourselves- The tub here is in the master suite, so I shower everyday knee deep in toys. At the new place: kids can use the bathroom in the hall and stay out of my room/bathroom entirely.
- Garden- even if only in containers so as to now forever restructure our landlord's lawn.
- Have a craft room- this will actually be our dining room, since the kitchen is "eat-in" but I will actually have a space where I can set projects up and leave them running as needed.
- Have an actual guest room-enough said.
- Set up my stationary bike- yup, exercise, for real, right in my house.
- Have actual storage space- Thanks to a basement, a garage and enough rooms, we will actually be able to store all our crap without it looking like a bomb hit.
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