We moved almost two months ago. We are still not unpacked.
The garage looks like this . . .
The sunroom looks like this (at least we did get a tree decorated for Christmas) . . .
The bathrooms aren’t too bad (the grasscloth wallpaper that’s supposed to be above the tub is still on the punch list) . . .
The family room is actually in pretty good shape (the dogs like their beds although they don’t always pick up their toys) . . .
My point is, even though we spent the greater part of a year designing our home, and then another seven months building it, this house is a stranger to us. We need to get to know it, to learn its idiosyncrasies, and to figure out how it will best function for us. This is why there are no pictures on the walls yet and anything on a shelf or in a cabinet is subject to be moved. Just because it made sense unpacking a box to put silverware in “that” drawer, doesn’t mean that’s where it will live forever. Nothing is permanent yet, and that’s what stresses me out a bit. I’d love for everything to be in its place, but I don’t know where that place is yet. But it will happen eventually, and all will be well.
My advice is to take your time getting settled in. If you’re like me, you want everything done yesterday, and that’s just not realistic and will likely frustrate the living daylights out of your spouse (not that I’m speaking from experience, LOL). Listen to the voice of reason (aka your spouse), and do a little bit at a time. Take time to rest and enjoy your new home. Sit on the couch and think about which picture will look best above the fireplace. Go to sleep at night and dream about which drawer you open for tea towels. Taking your time and getting things right the first time will save you time, money, and energy in the long run.