Friday, July 1, 2016

Keeping it Cool with Ozeri Tower Fans While Organizing at the New Home

I am welcoming the first day of July with open mind and fresh start at our new home.  We have moved in finally and it has been  very busy.  We were supposed to  move early in June but because of the  delay in the flooring  project, it pushed us to the very last week to finally be able to move in.  It was chaotic too because, on the week that we are scheduled to move, I was here  painting walls  just because I needed to be here since someone is working on our floors so I thought mind as well knock out the painting project.  Mind you, I finished  most of it with the exception of the main bath  and that's because there were  furniture inside it and I couldn't get in there before.  That being said, I did not have time to pack everything as I was here dealing with our floor dilemma.  
But anyway, I have been unpacking for  five days now and it seems like it's never gonna end.  There's boxes still laying everywhere.  It's crazy how much you have collected over the years and you never know  it until you move! The living room is  clear with boxes now so it is looking like a home although I haven't finish decorating in it.
 Our big entertainment center  was perfect in the big living room on this house.  The corner pieces of   the living room furniture is supposed to be attached to the rest of the entertainment center but I decided to separate them and put  them in the corners.
 Adjacent to the living room is the family room and it is still full of boxes there.  I only organized the books in the book shelves and decorated the  fireplace a little bit but other than that, it is still  a mess.
As I have mentioned  before, this house has no centralized air conditioning so imagine how hot it is right now that summer is in full swing.  We purchased another  unit of window AC for our bedroom and we installed the two ACs that the former owner  left for us at  the children's individual  bedrooms.  So while the upstairs is cool and comfortable, the downstairs is not!  Luckily,  I have awesome   tower fans from Ozeri that we can use.  These fans are  great to have as the  wind that blows out  is very cool it feels as almost we have an AC unit in the living room as the fans oscillates quietly.  It makes  it comfortable for the kids to hangout there and  watch TV.  You can get this fan at 
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I finally opened the  kitchen products I got from Joseph Joseph, the dish rack and the chopping boards.  Although I love them because they are  space savers, I kinda miss  the big  dish rack that I had  at our old home as it holds a lot of dishes.  I wash dishers manually pretty regularly so our dish rack is always full.  Our plates are  thicker so it is kind of a little tighter on this dish rack but I am glad that the it is well made as it holds  the plates' weight pretty good.
The kitchen is also coming along.  I have organized most of the  kitchen wares and stuff on the shelves.  We have more cabinet space  here than I anticipated but maybe because half of our  kitchen  stuff are still on the other house.
We will rent a truck again this weekend to move  everything out so we could list the house in the market.  I dedicated my day yesterday cleaning walls and  cleaning the carpets over at the other house.  When we bought that house, everything is dirty so I had to clean and clean and now that we are selling it, I want to leave it clean so the new owners  don't have to do as much cleaning as I did before.  
The oven on this house is  old style, you know the kind that is built-in the cabinets?  It is  fairly small and my daughter is protesting because she is the baker in our family lol.  Anyway, I cleaned it up and it's ready to use.
My spices corner is also organized and I love the cool-looking knives and   holder from Ozeri, it is sleek and stylish.
The eat-in kitchen is also done with the exception of the tools and hardware I have laying on the table.  I am trying to  hang pictures on the walls right now as I have plenty of them.
The china cabinet is organized but the dining room table is loaded with stuff.  I will need  a month more to finish all these things put in place.  We have adjusted and shorten our dining table because  the dining room in this house is not as big as the one we had at the other  house.  It is still a tight space even with a short table.

Bathrooms are pretty much organized now too.  I am glad there is a  big  closet in the main bathroom as I have space to   stack all the towels and even some of the bed linens.  The master suite is smaller and it doesn't hve a closet but a small standing space with open shelves for  towels and other things.  
My office still  a mess.  I am still waiting for the other computer desk  to be  hauled away from the other house to here.  My husband does not want to get it but I need  it to put files in as this  computer desk does not have much space for it. Besides, I don't want to leave it there as it is a nice  computer desk.  I think, I will do this office room last,  for now, I am happy to set it up where the kids and I can use the computer.
That is it for now, I have to squeeze this post in my very busy schedule as it is long over due.  I will try to  clear the family room today because the  piano movers are  coming to  bring the piano.  Moving  piano is costly.  It cost $150  to move ours.  Althought moving is very exciting, it is also very expensive and stressful!

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Stacie said...

I need a few of these for our house. We try to keep the utility bills down, but it's hard to do living in Georgia. These fans would make it easier to run the AC less.

D.P. Robinson said...

One of the things I hate about moving is packing then trying to organize your items in the new home. One of the things I try to do is to pack and unpack a room so I won't feel overwhelmed.

Terri Beavers said...

I really love your dinning room, it looks so charming. That fan is pretty nifty too, I'd love to have one by my desk. I have so much stuff plugged in that even with the AC blowing down on me, it tends to get hot around my legs and feet.

Emily Reviews said...

My mother in law has a fan like that. It's so nice how little room they take up!

Unknown said...

I actually have 2 Ozeri tower fans. And they are the only fans I use! The box fans just seem not to run as well.

OurFamilyWorld said...

Your home is looking great. We will be moving to a new home in a couple of weeks and everyone here at home is also busy packing.

Michele D said...

Those fans are the best. I own one myself and it does really help.

The Cubicle Chick said...

I'll be moving in September and I've already started to pack and get rid of things that I'm not taking with me. I think I'll check out that fan, too. - Yolonda

Six Time Mommy TEST said...

We have one of these and honestly right now I couldn't live without mine! It's a really great fan that is super powerful and doesn't just blow around warm air! - Jeanine

Christy G said...

You have been a busy lady. I know that I could not survive without AC in Texas. It is 100 here today. Window units usually do a decent job at cooling, maybe you can get one downstairs. At least the fans are helping. :)

stephanickety said...

It looks like you've been very busy! I keep reminding myself of all the work that goes into moving when I think I want to sell our house.

lori felix said...

I have been trying to find a couple of tower fans for my basement area since we don't have air conditioning down there. I'll have to check out the Ozeri tower fans on Amazon.

Lynndee said...

I really love the look of that tower fan - so modern and so sleek. I will have to get me one.

Maggie Branch said...

Tower fans are a complete lifesaver for my family in the summer. WE live in an older house and are not fortunate enough to have central air. We have a tower fan in almost every single room. On another note, your "Chop it like its Hot" dish towel is adorable!

Tiffany said...

One of my window a/c units went out this weekend, so we could use one of this right about now. Your house looks like it i shaping up nicely.

Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen said...

Your new home looks lovely mommy Rose and I love the looks of the Ozeri fans!

Lisa said...

We have one of these fans too. It is totally amazing.

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