Guest Post | Jessica Lynn Writes

Hello, Simply Anchored readers! My name is Jessica and you can find me over at Jessica Lynn Writes. I'm a new mom to an adorable, bright-eyed little girl, a globetrotter who collects funky mugs, Hard Rock Cafe shot glasses, and digs truck stops, and an Air Force wife in the midst of a worldwide move (we just left their expat shoes in Italy and are back on American soil, calling Georgia our home for now). When I'm not posting pictures of my little one, you can find me sharing snapshots and tales about their European adventures, journey around America, good eats, military musings, and whatever else pops into my head.

Since moving is the only thing on my mind these days, I wanted to chat a little bit about the current state of our house. After one week of living here, I can safely say that the majority of the hard work is done. I spent the first day feeling completely overwhelmed at how much stuff we had (it seriously looked like our house threw up), but now that we tackled a few rooms, I don't feel anxious walking into my house anymore.

Once our bed got set up and I knew there'd be a place for me to crash at the end of the day, we moved on to setting up the kitchen. After living in a hotel for 80 days, I needed my kitchen back. Our house in Italy didn't have any storage, so being able to put every appliance in a cabinet here is pure bliss. After the kitchen was sorted, we moved on to setting up the living room; I needed a place to relax. Everything after that was up in the air.

We still have piles of boxes scattered around the house, empty bookcases, and rooms that are too daunting to even think about right now, but as long as our master bedroom, living room, and kitchen are in order, I feel much better about tackling the rest of the house.

It's so interesting to see how people's strategy for moving and setting up their new home. I posted this question on my Facebook page and loved the responses, so now I'm asking the same thing to you:

"If you've moved before, what's the first room you usually set up and what's the last room that gets finished?"Thanks for reading my guest post, and thanks again for having me, Victoria! If you want to read more, here are some links for you: blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. Ciao, y'all :)


  1. Wow! Lots of moving. I couldn't imagine spending 80 days living in a hotel!

    When we moved into our new home, the first thing to be set up was the kitchen, followed by our bedroom. We didn't have a bed at the time, so it was just an air mattress with 2 sleeping bags. The last room tackled: the office.