And I raise you two weeks (at least?) with no furniture.
We picked up the keys to our new place on the 1st of August, and are awfully excited to move in! The same day we also spoke to our shipping company and heard our container was (finally!) packed and leaving that day. It should arrive in 5-6 weeks (which really means 6-7-8?! weeks).
Thing is, we’re out of our furnished rental at the end of August, regardless of whether our things have shown up.
We knew this was a possibility, and figured we’d do ok since we’ll need to furnish the guest room, and we have the pack & play for Isaac to continue sleeping in for a few more weeks. We also need to replace our small appliances, since we abandoned all our 110v 60watt motors before we left (we’ve already got a stick blender/chopper/mixer thingie).
Except I didn’t really think about the non-sleeping, non-blendering(?) parts of living: namely bathing and eating!
With all our perfectly good things coming over, we don’t want to end up with a ton of duplicates in terms of linens, cookware, and gadgetry, but we can’t live on takeout for weeks on end either.
I’m hoping between the charity shops and Ikea we can rustle up just enough cheap and cheerful stand-ins to carry us through the days between when we move in and when our container arrives.
And I’m hoping you, gentle reader, will help with your own additions/omissions/suggestions to this hastily-thrown-together list of things we’ll find it hard to live without.
Bedsheets for us and Isaac
Towels: one large bathsheet each, one hand-towel, one floormat
Cutlery for two (fork, knife, teaspoon, tablespoon)
(We already have toddler cups/dish/utensils for Isaac)
One frying pan
One oven-safe casserole
One measuring cup
One wooden spoon
One chef’s knife
One cutting board
Grater/microplane (we grate and zest a surprising number of things on a regular basis)
What else would you add?