We’re renters once again!
Last night I went to meet our new landlord at our apartment building and do the key swap! Which means, we officially are renting our own place now. Tim didn’t get home until late last night so the two of us didn’t actually get to walk through it together until this morning, but as of around 6:30 pm yesterday, it’s been our place!
We’re thinking that move-in will probably happen this weekend (good weather pending) but there are a few things to do over the next two days to get it Olson-approved before we start cluttering it up with our furniture. Remember this post that talked a little bit about the layout? Here’s some super fast photos I snapped as we were about to leave (forgive the poor quality).
So there you have it, our apartment. We were a little bit disappointed with the condition it was left in (we were expecting the big wall in the girls room to look weird because they repaired and primed it right before we got into the place). We weren’t expecting the long list of things that still needed to be done before we moved in. Our list of to-do’s (other than buying specific furnishings/storage solutions) had included:
- Paint the Sophie and Bean #2′s bedroom before we move in
- Do some last-minute wipe-downs of cupboards, floors etc. because the apartment will never be this clean-able again.
However, what we have ended up with are:
- Paint Sophie and Bean #2′s bedroom
- Paint kitchen (it’s a really awkward lime green that makes an already dark room, look even darker)
- Possibly need to repaint the closets in both the Master and Second bedrooms
- Possibly paint master… we’ll see how the blue looks once our furniture is in
- Repair odd hole in the second bedroom closet
- Re-caulk window in second bedroom
- Talk to landlord about broken window in second bedroom
- Find out where all the fire detectors went (they’re all MIA except for the one in the master)
- Replace light fixture/fan in master
- Get rid of all flourescent lighting… makes the whole place look weird
- Do a major cleaning of all cupboards, floors, appliances… basically every surface in there needs to be touched up (except for the fridge which is amazingly clean)
- Replace weird curtain in kitchen, and buy curtains/blinds for all other windows (anyone else think the sunroom is going to be an expensive endeavor?)
- Replace missing outlet covers in a couple of rooms
- Touch-up trim and door paint