Still unpacking

Been at the new flat for over a week now and I'm still unpacking. First I did clothes and the kitchen (although the kitchen remains only half-unpacked while we try to deodorise some cupboards), then work and related items, and this week I'll finally start to excavate some boxes that have been sealed since I moved to London.

Not everything can come out at once because I still need to buy some shelves and side tables. I'm tired of furniture shopping --- which is often more like furniture window shopping, since everything's so freaking expensive --- but if nothing else I still need to get lights for the bedroom. Last night I wanted to read a (dead tree) book before sleeping and resorted to using the Flashlight app on my iPhone for proper illumination.

A contractor's gonna come in and do some fixing up here and there, so it'll be a little while before the place is entirely shipshape. In the process of researching, I've discovered the rather helpful Renotalk forums and even ventured (just once!) into the bowels of IMM. Who knew there was so much to be learned about cove lighting and LEDs ...




At 8/27/2012 1:40 am , Blogger dsowerg said...

Craigslist is a good resource for used furniture. I found some really cheap pieces and helps that the seller's place was near mind so I could just push the pieces back on a trolley! Try not to buy too much too quickly. Buy the big pieces first (bed; sofa) before getting the smaller pieces or else you may find yourself crowded out by furniture.

It's been close to a month since we moved and I only cleaned out the last box last week. Take your time so that the process will be slightly more enjoyable :) Good luck!


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]