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Moving Day (Contest)
Sunday, November 8th, 2020

UPDATE: The winners are…Delaine, Colleen C., and Ani!

It’s early. One of my dd’s many cats is snoring under my desk. He’s “Black Cat”. The kids had tried to stick the name “Ninja” on him years ago, but Black Cat stuck. He’s the most unfriendly cat I’ve ever interacted with, which is cool by me. He sleeps in a little cat bed I put under my desk, comes and goes like a ghost, and once in a blue moon he’ll rub against my legs, looking for me to scratch behind his ears before he disappears using his Ninja-cat stealth to stay out of sight.

I wonder how he’s going to like the changes.

We’ve been playing hopscotch with rooms in the house. My aunt moved back to Washington State, freeing up her garage apartment, so my oldest granddaughter claimed the room. After painting and deep cleaning it, she moved. Then my grandson moved into her vacated, larger room. Yesterday, they repainted, deep-cleaned his old, smaller bedroom, preparing to return it to me… I have an office once again that isn’t crammed into a corner of the craft room! A place where I can close the door against kid noise and cats. Whee!

It’s early morning, so I’m posting my blog before everyone descends on my spaces. I have to hide Christmas gifts. And I guess I should start boxing up all the junk/treasures on my desk. I’m a kids’ toy hoarder with a growing collection of action heroes (because the kids give them to me!). My dd and SIL have soldiered on with all the movement from room to room, but they are especially dreading moving me—all those toys, that clutter, THOSE BOOKS.

I get to play the old lady card. And the “I have edema in my injured hand” card. Bwahaha! 🙂

Which means, lots and lots of stuff will be left in boxes for me to arrange, because no one understands there are “places” for my Norse god statuary, Bobbleheads, and Funko Pop Avenger figurines.

So, I’m looking for tips from you for how I go about reorganizing my reclaimed space. Comment for a chance to win the download of your choice from my backlist! I’ll choose 3 winners! 

9 comments to “Moving Day (Contest)”

  1. Becky Ward
    · November 8th, 2020 at 10:03 am · Link

    Good luck with your reorganizing your reclaimed space. I would suggest to organize everything based on how often you use it. I would put the most used items within arms reach and arrange everything else based off of that. I would also use some type of modular pegboard system to help organize some items. Depending where you put your desk have some shelves close to it is possible besides bookshelves to organize your collectibles and your books. Items that you rarely used tuck away either on shelves furthest away from your desk or tucked away in clearly labeled boxes in the closet. Main thing though is to make it work comfortable.

  2. Delaine
    · November 8th, 2020 at 10:38 am · Link

    We also have a multi generation family living in one house. My daughter and grandson live up stairs and my mom and I live on the main floor. My granddaughter comes home every week end from college. We have done this for the last 4 1/2 years.

  3. Michelle Levan
    · November 8th, 2020 at 12:14 pm · Link

    Display boxes (like shadow boxes) to eliminate dust and set up scenes? Or else just lots of shelves 🙂

  4. Colleen C.
    · November 8th, 2020 at 12:32 pm · Link

    I am not sure… I myself need more space for things… still have things in boxes myself.

  5. bn100
    · November 8th, 2020 at 5:05 pm · Link


  6. Ani
    · November 8th, 2020 at 7:36 pm · Link

    Thinking of a norsegod bobblehead

  7. Debra Guyette
    · November 9th, 2020 at 6:13 am · Link

    Good luck! I say just take it one box a day.

  8. flchen1
    · November 9th, 2020 at 10:06 pm · Link

    Some great suggestions! I agree with arranging your most used AND your most loved items first. Then you can decide where to fit everything else in. Or you may find that some of those things can be boxed and put in a closet 🙂 Hope it goes smoothly!

  9. Delilah
    · November 16th, 2020 at 10:13 am · Link

    Thanks for the great advice, ladies!

    The winners of their choice of download from my backlist are…Delaine, Colleen C., and Ani! Email me at with the title you’d like me to send you!

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