Friday, June 18, 2010

An Inspired Move

Moving is often a long, exhausting process. What you hope to unpack in a week is still in boxes two weeks later. If you're like me, you get to a breaking point where all items must be deemed absolutely essential in order to make it into a box and not the dumpster. Moving is the perfect time to downsize.

Despite the exhaustion and heavy lifting, moving brings you to a new place with new possibilities (even if those possibilities are only decorative). You can pretend you will be cleaner and more organized in you new place. You can make big plans to paint, build furniture, get some nice plants for the patio. A new place is like a blank slate ready for you to put your mark on it.

The nonfiction section at your local public library is a dream for anyone looking for moving advice, downsizing and organizing tips, basic home upkeep, and, of course, a huge assortment of books on decorating your home, from DIY, crafty projects to landscape design. Ever browsed the Faulk Central Library's 3rd floor? The entire floor is nonfiction and our selection is huge. I can't think of a better place to get inspired and help you make your new (or old) home yours.

Can't find the books you're looking for? Ask a Librarian! We use FindIt, the online catalog, all the time and know the tips and tricks to get you what you need.

BOOKS

Downsizing Your Home With Style: Living Well in a Smaller Space

Home D├ęcor Sewing Techniques Bible


Home Outside: Creating the Landscape You Love


The House Always Wins: Creating the Home You Love-- Without Bursting Your Budget

How to Survive a Move

Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook: The Essential Guide to Caring for Everything in Your Home

Moving With Kids: 25 Ways to Ease Your Family's Transition to a New Home

Throw Out Fifty Things: Clear the Clutter, Find Your Life

Wary Meyers' Tossed & Found: Unconventional Design From Cast-Offs


MAGAZINES
Stop by the 2nd floor of the Faulk Central Library to browse these and many other great magazines.

Dwell

Home Power

ReadyMade

WEBSITES/BLOGS

Apartment Therapy


Decor8

Design Sponge

Desire to Inspire

DIY Network

Oh Joy!

Tipnut

3 comments:

Christi said...

Thanks for the Design Blog recommendations. Always love finding new ones.

Ragged Robin said...

Awesome - I hope you find some you like. I found most of them using this blog post: http://www.remodelingmyspace.com/ideablog/2007/10/10-home-design-blogs-that-rule-the-world/. I also found this post that includes even more of the "best" design blogs: http://padstyle.com/top-25-interior-design-furniture-blogs/810

Arborescence said...

Thank you for this post. It is very helpful. I would never have thought to look at the library for this type of advice.