After meeting with JoAnn yesterday, both Harry and I felt a little overwhelmed. Although we had expected to find out we would have to list the condo for less than we wanted, the final number still came in lower than we thought it would. We were really hoping for the 120s. Also, when Harry had walked through on Monday, he noticed some of the big things that needed to be done, but yesterday’s more thorough inspection revealed a number of items that need to be cleaned, touched up or replaced outright. To add to it, JoAnn has a prospective buyer who will be touring all of the condos for sale on the 17th of January. So obviously we want it to be as finished as possible by then – and there is not much time between now and then! The whole picture was a little overwhelming!
But today we are feeling better about things. Thanks to all who commented with encouraging words! This morning one of the first things I did was get a scrap piece of paper and make a list. (Yes, I am a list kind of girl – I love crossing things off and feeling like I have accomplished something.) I also feel like having a list gives direction and helps with motivation.
So here’s our “to-do” list for the condo:
- replace kitchen floor
- replace entranceway floor
- replace bathroom floor
- put a curtain in the window in the door (front entranceway)
- clean the carpet on the stairs
- touch up paint in entranceway
- clean oven, stove, microwave, dishwasher
- touch up cupboards with finish restorer
- remove nails and fill holes in bathroom
- paint two bedrooms
Any predictions on how much of that list we can accomplish by the 17th? We will only have the weekends to work since neither of us can really take days off for this project. So we have a busy week and a half coming up.