About two years ago, we moved down from NYC to Virginia Beach with the newly wed furniture suite- his/her furniture from college/childhood/parents/etc. And boy were we grateful for it then and even more now! This enabled us to focus on other “newly” things like adapting to a new city, new jobs, new church, new neighbors, new finances and so on.
Nearing the end of our debt free journey, I am slowly situating our home to the lifestyle we have developed within the last two years; Beginning with the guest room!
We currently rent an apartment where we have a spare bedroom for out-of-town guests and a functioning desk to work on every so often. Since we find ourselves working out of the room more often than hosting, I decided turn that bad boy into a well functioning office.
Let me tell ya- when it comes to change, I feel both terrified and excited all at the same time! And as much as I do not like to admit it, I
love thrive in routine! Everything has a home in my casa. At the same time, I get a thrill of satisfaction when I discover things that actually do not belong and could have so much more value elsewhere.
Can you relate?
Absolutely nervous about the change, I scheduled an appointment for Salvation Army to pick up the queen bed and dresser. This is how I voluntarily place a little urgency and make things happen!
No thy self, they say. 🙂
As a side note: If you ever plan to give it away furniture, Salvation army will pick it up for free and provide a receipt for a tax deduction. The only downside is you may have to wait the entire day of your scheduled pick-up. Having prior knowledge of this, I used the day to clear out the room, purge, clean, and plan the layout/feel of the update.
I take my sweet time when it comes to making big purchases to make sure I am adding value to my home and not just things… So it normally takes me a few months to complete a project.
We still plan on hosting out-of-town guests, so we are aiming for the warm office feel with a place for rest.
To that end, here’s to part one of progress made so far:
Preparing Furniture for Salvation Army Pickup
I found myself feeling more excited than nervous after Salvation Army picked up the furniture. So, looking forward to this refresh!
More updates to come!