that I’ve been okay not doing until now, are now done. The house is ready. But since I didn’t want to sell the house in the first place, I’m bummed. 6 years ago
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How I did it: Firstly we did an inventory of each room, listing all the jobs that needed doing.
My husband took care of the decorating and fixing of areas whilst I, the one responsible for the clutter in the first place, took on the task of sorting through all our belongings. Some were thrown, others given away and some stored ready for a car boot sale. The things which we don't need right now (e.g some ornaments, books, rarely used kitchen items etc.) we have stored at a friend's house until the sale is made.
Once we had it looking somewhere presentable, we had it valued and subsequently appointed an estate agent. We appointed a solicitor who sorted the mandatory Home info. pack for us. Next week the estate agent is,going to take the photos and take measurements then we are good to go. Yay! We are so ready to move on now. Wish us luck! :-D Read how I did it… 5 years ago
But there’s a few bigger projects I need to do to get everything ready. 6 years ago
I still should do those tasks, but not becuase we’re looking to sell the house this season. Maybe in a few years… 7 years ago
a few things that need to be done:
new curtain upstairs
mirror and lights in downstairs bathroom
carpet glued on stairs
rake and new wood chips
flowers and curb appeal
clean out garage
clean out linen closet
clean out bedroom closet
random junk removal/storage
We did do one thing today…bought a dresser that replaces a very juvenile looking secretary and helps our closet appear less cluttered. 7 years ago
Renovating and selling our house was extremely taxing and stressful, but we did it! Actually, we reovated the entire house over the last 6 years we were there, but in the last two months before selling, it was marathon time to finish up all the lose ends and do several unexpected repairs (found by the inspector). I did all the work myself, and I figure after cost we ended up making about $50-60k. So yeah, MORE than worth all the pain.
Everyone was so impressed with our work (real estate agents, inspectors, the buyer, etc.) that it actually has me considering “flipping” houses at some point. As a result of all this, we just moved into our dream house a few weeks ago. Awesome. 7 years ago