Well, I can finally say that every last Christmas decoration is tucked away until next year. Even more exciting than that is that the attic where they are stored has been thoroughly cleaned and organized. I'd show you a picture, but it's a tad chilly in there at the moment. I'm proud to report that there are now seven empty bins residing there.
We spent the weekend on that followed by a thorough cleaning of the house. It feels good to start the year off on a clean and tidy note.
As we have been looking at new home choices, it has become clear that some of the things in our 18+ year old home need to be updated.
Recently the walls in the great room and upstairs hallway were painted a light gray. A few new canvas prints were added to freshen the look a bit.
This morning we met with a realtor just to get an idea of what the house might sell for. He made a few suggestions for further updates. A bit more painting is in order and the removal and re-paint of the dining room. Apparently wallpaper is still not a desirable thing to prospective buyers. He also suggested replacing the tile kitchen counters with granite or marble. I'm thinking once we make all of these changes we'll want to stay put. Ha!
We're planning to talk to a few more realtors and get the general consensus of exactly which updates are really necessary.
In the meantime I'll be working my way through this:
The 75 item checklist the realtor left for us.
Should keep me busy for awhile ; ).