Life on the Sunshine Coast

Hi everyone! So the “big move” happened last Thursday – already a week ago. Everything was packed and brought downstairs ready to go. We were lucky enough to have a good friend come and help us, which was amazing. We loaded the moving truck the night before as we had to catch an early ferry the next day.

Beach Life: Life on the Sunshine Coast

There was a little bit of worry at the ferry terminal when we thought hubby, driving the UHaul, wouldn’t get on the ferry. It was pretty full and he managed get on just in time. I think he was the last one to be loaded. Once we were on, we sat on the top deck in the sun and enjoyed the ride.

beach life-life on the Sunshine Coast

And then the fun began

Cottage in Halfmoon Bay

We moved approx. 1,100 sq. ft. of stuff into a 650 sq. ft cottage. Yikes!

beach life-life on the Sunshine Coast

Looks a bit overwhelming, yes? Well … it was and I think at one stage, I said things like “I hate this house” and “I’m so tired”. But that first day, we set up the bed, a working kitchen

beach life-life on the Sunshine Coast

and the couch

Beach Life: Life on the Sunshine Coast

And called it a day. I think there was Vodka involved 🙂

Beach Life: Life on the Sunshine Coast

That evening after supper, we sat on the beach and watched the sun go down. That, alone, made it all worth it.

Beach Life: Life on the Sunshine Coast

Over the next few days, we slowly organized everything. We said a lot of things like “Where did I put the ______?” and “Do you know where the _______ is?” Eventually the entry way went from chaos to this

Beach Life: Life on the Sunshine Coast

Where we can at least find our coats and shoes. It still needs a rug which we’ll buy at the end of the month, and a good clean – maybe tomorrow 🙂

The living room was smaller than I thought. Waaaay smaller. For two days, I stressed over the layout. You’d be surprised how difficult it is to arrange a tiny space like this. It needed to be functional and look good at the same time. We got it right in the end, but not before hubby had to listen to much wailing and gnashing of teeth on my part!

Beach Life: Life on the Sunshine Coast

Beach Life: Life on the Sunshine Coast

As you can see, I lost my beloved coffee table, but it’s in storage, so not gone completely.

The pantry had to be reorganized. In our old house, there was room in the kitchen cupboards for spices and sauces (vinegars, soy sauce and the like), but not so in this little cottage. I tried to cram it all into the pantry, but it ended up looking like this and I couldn’t find anything without moving something out of the way or having something fall!

Beach Life: Life on the Sunshine Coast

I had already taken some of the stuff out before I thought about taking a “before” photo.

So I moved one of the green containers of vinegars, soy sauce, etc., to a shelf in the kitchen

Beach Life: Life on the Sunshine Coast

And then corralled the same kinds of things into various baskets which made a huge difference

Beach Life: Life on the Sunshine Coast

 

Beach Life: Life on the Sunshine Coast

Aaand, done!

Beach Life: Life on the Sunshine Coast

The dining room table had become a catch-all for all the stuff I didn’t know what to do with – mainly ornaments, but I eventually found the home for them

Beach Life: Life on the Sunshine Coast

 

Beach Life: Life on the Sunshine Coast

 

Beach Life: Life on the Sunshine Coast

and managed to take back the dining table to eat at

Beach Life: Life on the Sunshine Coast

As you can see from the above pricture, our Ikea hack that had been made into a drinks trolley in our old house

Ikea Hack-Kitchen Island

had to be repurposed to hold the coffee maker and kettle as our kitchen is so tiny, that there wasn’t room for these things on the almost non-existent counter space. I know that our landlord (who built the cottage) is not married which might explain the kitchen … :(. We’ll also be investing in a kitchen island for more space when we visit Ikea on the 28th.

The bedroom was the easiest, but I had to adjust to doing my hair and make up in there whereas previously, that all happened in the bathroom.

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That gnome in the corner is supposed to be a Christmas ornament, but I love him so much, he stays out all year round! 😀

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As you can see, there’s no room for hair and make up in this tiny bathroom.

Beach life-life on the sunshine coast

After that, we took a well deserved break and took our dogs to the beach down the road from us

Beach life-life on the sunshine coast

Today, we finished off by tidying up the patio/deck – placing the little birdbath, angels and frog surrounded by the grasses we bought a couple of months ago

Beach life-life on the sunshine coast

Beach life-life on the sunshine coast

And we moved the sun-loving plants to a sunny spot

Beach life-life on the sunshine coast

 

Beach life-life on the sunshine coast

Moved some stuff onto a shelving unit

Beach life-life on the sunshine coast

and hung up some other stuff

Beach life-life on the sunshine coast

 

Beach life-life on the sunshine coast

 

Beach life-life on the sunshine coast

Then we sat back and admired our handywork!

Beach life-life on the sunshine coast

So far, so good! So much to explore.

Talk to you soon

 

The Jane Effect

 

 

 

 

Beach Life: Life on BC’s Sunshine Coast – Moving Day
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