Hey there, faithful blog readers. I have been very busy since my last post.
I met with the Realtor on Saturday and got lots of tips on preparing my house for the sale. First step is to declutter the rooms. Funny how I am so comfortable with my own stuff, but when I start thinking like a prospective buyer, I can tell I need to clear out a lot to make the home show at its best. New carpet is a must. The carpet I had put in when the house was built is getting old and the color is too bold for most buyers.
My granddaughter and I went with the Realtor to look at four patio homes, just so I can get an idea of what my options are. I was actually quite pleased and can see Mom and I living comfortably in them. Of course, I’m not ready to make an offer yet since my house isn’t even listed, but at least I have an idea of what we’ll be able to buy. They are about half the size of my current home, so that tells you how much I’ve got to get rid of.
I’ve ordered a POD to be delivered today. Once it is here, I can start moving boxes into it a little at a time. Thursday, some furniture goes to a consignment store. Friday, some other furniture gets picked up by the Idaho Youth Ranch.
Have I mentioned I hate moving?
The best thing to happen so far: Each of my daughters has offered to take one of my 60-pound, older, primarily outdoor dogs. I was so worried about what I would do with them. I love them dearly but finding homes for senior dogs isn’t easy. However, I can’t take them with me to a postage stamp sized yard, and I needed their dog houses and kennel removed so the house will show better.
Worst thing I’m facing: Getting rid of so many books. I have more than 20 years worth of research books in my library. Some of these are real gems. But many will have to go. And the truth is, I can get by without most of them. The Internet has changed the way I am able to research most things.
Pray for me, will you? For physical strength and endurance since the bulk of this will fall on me. My daughters will help as they can, but both have husbands, children, jobs, and homes of their own so their time is limited.
Technorati Tags: moving