It’s official, our house is finally on the market. You can check out the listing on our Realtor’s website Rock Bridge Realty. If you know anyone that’s looking to purchase an affordable character home near Saskatchewan’s capital of Regina, please let them know about our place. We’d be very grateful.
It’s unlikely that we will postpone our travels if our house does not sell before July, but it sure would be nice if it did. We are selling it partly to eliminate the stress that comes with finding someone to rent, and partly because there is very little chance that we will move back to Qu’Appelle when our travels are over. We are not, however, financing our trip from the value in our house. That’s what our Travel Funds are for. What money we do make selling our house will be locked away safe in our bank until we decide to settle down again. It’ll make a reasonable down payment on a new house or business somewhere down the line.
We’ve done a lot of work since I last posted about becoming unfettered two and a half weeks ago. In order to get the house ready to list we had to do some major de-cluttering. If you ask Ashley, she’ll say she did more work than me, and she’d be correct. I threw my back out last Friday and left a lot of the heavy lifting to her and my father.
So what all did we do? Well, we…
- sold some stuff online, most noticeably our shelving units
- re-arranged the living room
- took all of our empty liquor bottles in for a refund + $100
- hauled all of our garage sale items over to my parent’s garage
- put everything we could into a closet or cupboard
- washed the floors
- did the laundry
- put away the dishes
- filled the garbage bin on the curb
- hauled a lot of garbage to the dump in the pickup
To give you an idea of how much work was done, here are some before and after photos. Now that the place is finally clean, I’d be lying if we haven’t started to reconsider our decision to sell. It really is a charming character home with lots of space when you get rid of all the clutter.
living room before
living room after
spare bedroom before
spare bedroom after
It sure is nice to finally be done.