It's Official, we're moving! Our home was put on the market this past weekend and we already have
a confirmed showing three confirmed showings for tomorrow evening. That's four days after listing it! (I have to confess, I'm afraid our home will sell before we have something to move into)
We've owned our first home for nine years now, but it's time for us to move on to something larger and with a community feel. Sidewalks and nightly walks with our boys and dog are something we now crave. We are sad to leave the few friends we've made at our current residence.
During the last two weeks it's been fast paced at home, prepping and getting the house show-ready. Shampooing carpets, decreasing clutter, organizing, fixing the mailbox post, and touching up interior paint. While touching up the paint I decided to tackle another chore (which wasn't on my must-do list) and that was to clean up my door hinges. Last time I painted the door trim I didn't tape off the hinges (big mistake) and have lived with painted hinges ever since. So I decided to spend one entire day removing hinges, soaking them and scrubbing the old latex paint away.
I came across this idea on Pinterest (love it!) and it actually worked. I filled up my crock pot half way with water, added my LA AWESOME solution (found at my local dollar store) and a dash of dish soap. I turned the pot up to high and dropped my hinges in to soak. I removed one hinge at a time (careful, they will be hot) and scrubbed away the old paint with a hard bristle brush from Home Depot. Wha-la, shiny and new...well new looking.
As to what we're looking for in a new home, it comes down to layout, square footage and basement. Chad and I are set on what we're looking for and not willing to budge much. Our plan, for the long term, is to purchase this new house and stay until we retire, having it paid off by then. Having a home that will fit all our needs this time around is a must. We've worked, long and hard, to save and find what it is that we truly want for our family.
I'll keep you all posted as things progress. Wish us luck!