Yay! --- my husband and I recently celebrated our 8 months of marriage and 18 months of being a couple together. As cheesy as it is, we celebrate our monthly milestones (along with weekly date nights). It makes life together quite fun and happy. It's pretty much the highlight of any week that I look forward to. My husband and I did not cohabitate before we got married, so as soon as we were married - we started "Project Consolidation". This is what it looked like 8 months ago:
We looked at Project Consolidation as a phased approach, some overlapping and parallel (can you tell we're both nerdy consulting types?):
Let me tell you, 8 months later, it's not been easy. We sold one of the three homes so far, we are working on selling one other. Once that sells, we'll rent the remaining one out and find a place of our own. We currently are squished as efficiently as possible as can be into a small one bedroom - every wall space utilized with shelving, every nook and cranny with an organizing box in it. I gave 6 large boxes of cloths, shoes, stuff to Good Will. Who knew that my husband would own more pairs of jeans and shoes than I would... He's also sporty - so all of his sporting equipment came with him (including surfing gear, swimming gear, bicycle, ...) ... and his ginormous man-sized television and stereo. We are still deciding which of the two sofas we are going to keep - so for now, we have 2 sofas in here. Thanks to the Arry Table (YAY!), we have enough room to dine as a family (and w friends), work, store items, .....