The must-have objects we’re bringing to the rental for 5-6 months throughout our house renovation – and what we’re abandoning! Check out this post in the event you missed the announcement about our house renovation in lieu of deciding to maneuver.
I’m so excited and grateful that we’re ready to do that huge renovation after a few years of enthusiastic about it, however gosh – it’s unusual to be to not being dwelling in our house.
However we’re very fortunate to have discovered such an ideal home to reside in these subsequent 5 months. The rental is so charming! The décor may be very “English cottage” with a lot of china and linen. It’s 3 bedrooms with 2 loos all on 1 flooring. Simply sufficient area for the 4 of us (plus Gus!).
We spent all final week transferring all of the small stuff into the rental and the entire huge stuff into our basement whereas the highest two flooring of our house endure the reno.
Our new cottage is a month-to-month rental that’s furnished as if it have been an Airbnb, so we have now just about the whole lot we want minus garments and toys. However in fact there are these “comforts of house” that we needed to convey alongside, largely within the kitchen!
We’re lastly considerably settled in, and so I believed I’d share what must-have objects we introduced with us, and what we left behind tucked someplace into the nooks and crannies of our basement.
In fact, if we want something that we forgot, we’re fortunately just a few minutes away.
What we introduced:
Coffee Grinder and Coffee Maker: Whereas there IS a espresso maker on the cottage, we’re used to and hooked on ours and all of its settings. Plus our new Burr grinder is now essential! So we introduced each of those with us.
Caraway Pans – Read this post for my full overview! We’re obsessive about our cookware. We determined to make use of our set and we have now tucked away the cottage’s major items.
Vitamix: We use our Vitamix blender the entire time for smoothies. It was undoubtedly a high kitchen merchandise we couldn’t do with out – there isn’t any different blender prefer it!
Dyson Vacuum: Between the youngsters and the canine, I find yourself utilizing our Dyson a pair occasions per day! This was a no brainer to convey, and I don’t do properly with cords, haha. Solely drawback is we don’t have a fantastic built-in spot for it.
Air Purifiers: White noise and clear air are two of Thomas’s high priorities of life.
1/2 of my garments: I packed away half of my garments. One half of these are mid-winter kinds I most likely received’t want between March and September, however the different 25%? These are simply my least favorites. This might be a fantastic check to see if I even enable them again into the brand new closet on the finish!
Every part in our pantry: Regardless of making an attempt to plan pantry meals for months, we’re nonetheless transferring means an excessive amount of stuff! However we gotta use it up a method or one other. I left behind a can of pumpkin that doesn’t expire till 2024. Will probably be ready for me for within the fall!
Youngsters’ Toys and Actions: We introduced too many, however would possibly as properly since they need to be saved in any case. And the boys’ rooms have respectable storage with huge empty closets. I left any messy arts and crafts at house, and we introduced puzzles, video games, and important toys.
Toiletries: In fact I introduced our Beautycounter necessities. I’m very excited in regards to the storage options in our rental – so fairly on show!
Our Sofa: A giant fluffy household sofa is a will need to have!! The couch that was within the cottage has been relocated to our bed room and we introduced our huge sectional. It doesn’t look as nice within the area, however it’ll serve us properly for five months of child snuggling and nighttime TV watching.
What we left behind:
Crops: Fortunately the vegetation can reside exterior all summer time lengthy!
Winter Garments: We’re once more fortunate that is all taking place throughout the summer time, so no have to lug our boots, coats, hats and mittens. However that does imply all of our swim gear needed to come!
Dishes: Our home is completely furnished with dishes and silverware, so ours are all going within the basement.
Electric Kettle: We have been excited the rental has one!
Linens: We’re leaving our favorite sheets behind, as the home is totally stocked with sheets and towels. I’m so excited as a result of the house owner has very nice linen bedding in all of the rooms!
Mattress: Gosh we wished to convey our Tempur-pedic so badly, however we have been so comfortable to find that the cottage’s mattress is a brand new natural one and it’s good and agency! YAY.
Massive Toys / Additional toys: We despatched a few of these to our in-laws so that they boys have toys there and we didn’t need to retailer them. The prepare set and the (dreaded) sizzling wheels set are each there.
Different issues I can go with out for six months: nail polish set, single-use home equipment like our rice cooker, half my jewellery, cords, batteries, our printer, and extra!
Peloton: Even when we’d had the area, I’m unsure we’d have introduced it. Whereas I really like our Peloton bike and have been utilizing it 2-3 occasions per week since we bought it throughout the pandemic, we’re leaving it again at house. I’ll depend on our health club membership for the following a number of months, and I’d drop by the home on my means house from preschool for a morning journey.
Don’t fear Gus, you’re coming too!
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