It’s been a few months since we moved into our house and things are coming together very slowly. Moving and being pregnant was perfect timing let me tell you…..when we closed I found out two weeks later, life has such a way of working right? The first trimester I felt pretty useless with how tired I was, all I can say is thank goodness for movers I found on Groupon and both sets of our parents. I still have nightmares of our king mattress in the back of a pickup truck going over the Gandy bridge and swaying side to side on a particularly breezy day. My mother unpacked all our wedding presents and put together our kitchen as well as helped me sort through bags and bags of clothes that went off to the Goodwill. It feels so nice to have space, a garage, and our location is in the center of everything we want. Basically, the bones are perfection, now it will just take some time to make it all pretty and fit for grownups. We have a laundry list of things we need to do that include so much coordinating with other people, the amount of phone tag I’ve played is absurd. Everyone loves to call me back at 10:30 when I’m in a patient room. I know it will all get done and this little peanuts room is the first thing on my list of to do before I hit that third trimester and really have zero energy. I wanted to share a few things that I’ve recently picked up for the home that I’m loving and give me all your advice for furniture deals!
I love these cleaning cloths. You just add water and they disinfect everything without any harsh cleaners. They are the best for cleaning countertops in your kitchen and bathroom.
I talked about this before in my Amazon post but this drying rack is so genius and I wonder what took me so long to get it. No more having to prop up dishes all on each other.
My first “furniture” purchase was this bench from Wayfair. I love that it has storage in it. I may move it to another room and get this one for the master when we actually get some real furniture. Seriously, why is furniture like the price of a car? It will definitely take a lot of effort to keep this type of furniture clean though, as we will probably be using it quite often. I have been told to look into this upholstery cleaning machine for my furniture as it is supposed to get rid of all the dirty particles that you can’t see with your eyes. I’ve been told that it gets rid of stains too, so this machine could actually come in very handy as I’m always spilling stuff on things. And this is definitely not good when you have paid a lot of money for it. So, give me all your furniture shopping hacks please.
I never really thought pricier sheets were worth it until I splurged on these from the Bamboo Sheet Shop. They seriously make your bed feel like a luxurious hotel stay and it makes it that much harder to get out of bed to work every morning. The white really freshened up the room and make it look so bright and airy now. This is my first experience with bamboo sheets and I am loving them.
One of my FAVORITE gifts off our registry is this oven. We have turned on our main oven twice since we moved in. We seriously cook everything in this. It heats up so quickly, cooks everything so thoroughly, and is worth the price tag. If you are looking for registry gifts or want to stop using your big oven and heating up your whole house, I honestly recommend it whole heartedly.
We have really tall ceiling and door frames now, so I can’t hang any of my drying clothes from the doors anymore. It was seriously kinda a problem when we first moved in. My mother grabbed this hanging rack for me. Now it’s my blog staging for which clothes to shoot and a place to hang Marks shirts for work.
Last. I got this Google home player from a campaign and I am really loving it. I like asking in the morning what tasks I have planned for the day, it syncs to your calendar. Plus, it links to Spotify so instead of having the tv on in the background I’ve been slowing weaning Mark over to having music. I honestly didn’t think I would like it as much as I have been. If you have been thinking about it, I would recommend pulling the trigger.
That is my list of home things that are currently making my life a little easier and I’m digging lately. What have you been loving lately? I hope everyone had a great weekend!