Monday, January 27, 2014

All systems go.......

We now have a date of when we are putting the house on the market.  February 7th should be the date.  So we need to have everything done and sorted out by the 2nd of February, as I am assuming Sarah our real estate agent will be popping by on the 3rd (Sarah if you are reading this could you let me know?) the photographer will be in on the 4th or 5th and the house on the market on the 7th.

Sarah said we should put it on sooner rather than later, as there is very little inventory in our price range and there are qualified buyers out there looking to purchase.  We have had good luck in buying and selling houses in February BUT the weather has never been as bad as what we have at the moment.  I spoke to our farmer friend and he said he would pop by on Friday to have another go at clearing out the driveway so we can get right around the whole "P" shape of it.  As at the moment the curve is all blocked in.

So this week is more cleaning and decluttering and some reno work.  Dh has made a start on putting the baseboard together in the dining room.  That is a difficult job and one I can't finish until he has all the parts up on the wall.

As it is bitter cold here I cannot clean the outside of the windows.....yes I have tried.  Does anyone have any ideas on how to clean the outside of windows when it's crazy cold? 

I need to call in at the grocery store and see if I can scrounge up some boxes as well, as I am running short and have more things I want to pack away.  I really do not want to have to buy flipping boxes.  Do need to purchase packing tape as that is in short supply around here as well.

Otherwise things are pretty quiet around here!!  I missed the email for the book review for last month, but did manage to order some for the coming month.  I have been busy with my Swagbucks after a quiet December of it.  Hoping to get enough saved up for three $5 Amazon e-cards before the end of this month.  Did manage to cash in for the usual $25 in Amazon e-cards this month already.  Not sure what I am saving up for at the moment. If anyone wants to join up to earn free things click on this link.  If anyone has any questions please ask away.

Did manage to put $51 in my 52 weekly pot this week.  I am on schedule with that but not doing it week 1 through 52, just crossing off what money I have against what week there is on the calendar.  You can read more about that challenge here.

14 comments:

j said...

When my sister was selling her house in February(freezing) she went to the auto store and purchased the windshield fluid with the stuff in it that keeps it from freezing. I don't know if it is cost effective but it did leave her windows looking very nice and the rest went into the car.

angela said...

How exciting and nerve racking at the same time lol. Good luck I'm sure it will all go well for you xxx

Buttons said...

Good luck Gill you have done so much work I am sure it is going to sell fast as your place is beautiful. Hug B

Gill - That British Woman said...

thanks J its worth a shot....

Jane and Chris said...

Yes, I'd say windshield washer fluid too.
Jane x

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

Good luck with the decluttering and packing. We did all that in 2012 when we downsized.
A friend was able to get us "bankers" boxes" from his work.

William Kendall said...

Hopefully the washer fluid works.

Blackberry Lane said...

I wish you much success with selling your home.

Let us know how everything is going along.

Jeanne Ireland said...

Congratulations on your decision. Where are you moving to? You can also use rubbing alcohol. You may have some of that around the house. Good luck!

Cash Only Living said...

Yeah I hope you get a quick sale on your house!

Jane said...

I'm excited for you! Keeping my fingers crossed for a quick sale!

Rose said...

Surely the grocery store will have boxes...I would hate to buy them....you guys have worked your butts off so hoping things go smoothly. You are going to blog after you get moved, aren't you? I would miss you for sure...

DeniseinVA said...

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you. Hope the weather co-operates.

Scarlet said...

Good luck Gill. When we last moved we sold and bought in February.