Getting Ready for the House…
This is our last week being “homeless” and I am so so excited to close I literally dream about it all night! We only have this week to wrap up some things we actually have a lot going on but it still feels like I’m trying to run in mud!
My to-do list before closing includes (with completed tasks cross off):
- Collect boxes for packing
- Start to pack room
Get Insurance quotes Set up insurance with escrow New Roof quotes
- Get new roof installed
Home Inspection Home Appraisal Pest Inspection Call Direct TV for set up date Get Time Warner appointment for internet Research refrigerators Buy new refrigerator Research washer & dryers
- Buy new washer & dryer
- Figure out paint colors
- Organize garage for moving
Give Storage unit 2 week notice Change address with Post Office Set up carpet cleaning Set up carpet stretching Set up Progress Energy in our name
- Set up Water & Trash in our name
- Review final HUD statement
- Get closing cost check
I’ve been plugging away at my lists since the end of May when we found out we’d be getting the house but it still feels like a million things have yet to be done. And it feels like the BIG stuff is what’s left too, which is frustrating.
The roof on the house is old and not in good shape and we worked out a deal with the sellers to get a new roof done before closing. That should happen this week and I am so excited to see it!
We have spent HOURS (and hours and hours and hours…) researching new appliances since we are not getting the ones in the house currently (long story for another time). We made the fridge the priority since, ya know, eating is important. And after weeks of looking and being close to purchasing a few we finally found one on Saturday at Sears:
I am like over the top excited about my new fridge. Isn’t she pretty??
Next up on the appliance list is a washer and dryer set so of course I’m all overwhelmed with the options:
I am leaning away from front loaders due to the smell issues and Albie is a little timid about the digital controls. Regardless of the style I am so excited to get away from the water wasting, agitator style of the older styles! Buying new appliances is hella expensive but I am kind of glad to know that what we buy now will last for a long time!
Anyone purchase a new set recently and care to share how you got to your decision?