Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #14 for me

Thirteen things we've done in the past few months to get our house ready to sell

1. painted the inside of the house

2. removed wallpaper in the kitchen, dining room, E's room, both bathrooms, and the breakfast room - I will NOT have wallpaper in my new house!

3. hired someone to clean up the front yard, trim hedges, and put new pine straw around the natural areas - curb appeal, baby

4. repaired low window sills that our cute, but very destructive puppy, had chewed to smitherines - No wonder we only kept him 6 months!

5. replaced carpet throughout the house that our cute, but very destructive puppy, used as his personal potty

6. repaired the wall where our cute, but very destructive puppy, chewed through the plaster at the corners of some of the walls

7. rented a storage building so that we could clear out some clutter - trying to make the house look bigger by having less "stuff" in it

8. packed, hauled, and stored at least 60 boxes in the storage building

9. cleaned out the basement - or at least started- We sent a ton of stuff to the American Kidney Foundation

10. put a "For Sale" sign in the yard and at the entrance of the subdivision - Evidently, you're not allowed to put one at the entrance of the subdivision on a road that is owned by the state. The sign was removed within a few hours.

11. cleaned out every closet and drawer to get rid of clothes and things we can no longer wear or use

12. replaced the towel racks and "hardware" in the bathrooms to look fresh and new

13. replaced air vents that looked old and one that was bent due to our son's curiosity about where the vent would lead

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Joan said...

Makes me tired just to read about it.

Jan Parrish said...

Now it looks so good you decided to stay? LOL. Happy TT.

MondaythroughSunday said...

Wow...hope you sell! Remember to put up anything personal and watch HGTV..LOL! Best wishes!

Nicholas said...

I hope you make a painless sale.

Journeywoman said...

Good luck selling the house.

Carol said...

I can tell that Joan is my sister because I was planning what to write as the comments page loaded, and she had already written word-for-word what I intended to write. But it's true. Having moved so many times in recent years, I know first-hand how exhausting moving can be.

Jane said...

Bless your heart! I, too, know all that goes into planning a move. Looks like you are making headway though.
It's good to see you back to blogging.
Keep us all posted on the building of your new home.