Monday, May 2, 2016
Downsizing & Moving Update - #2
Well it turns out that we are only moving a handful of books so all 3 bookshelves need to find new homes! In addition to the books that left the house a lot more decorative items/gifted items left to find new homes too. We only kept about 20 books including cookbooks and a dictionary.
We also curbside donated the old white plastic patio furniture. Space is appearing in our home quickly. This is good as you want your home to look as spacious and light as possible to potential buyers.
We did decide to redo the main floor bathroom so that is on the to do list for sure.
I found a table cloth we don't use that will make an attractive crate cover. Much better than a striped beach towel!
While on vacation next week we will be driving by houses that are currently for rent in one of our targeted areas. We are slowly narrowing down where to look for housing in the huge Southern California area. I think it will help if we decide our new "jobs" are frequently spending time with and helping my FIL while our sons and DILs will be who we drive to see. After all the 4 of them work all week!
I am being sure to get receipts for all of our donated items and logging them into Itsdeductible.com
as this will be our highest income year for a while and maximizing our deductions just makes so much sense.
We have let parts of the yard get away from us the last couple of years which is easy to do with the crazy growing season we have here in the South. My husband started major pruning on Sunday. With a year to fill back in we can cut bushes quite a bit and know they will look great next Spring.
And of course there is ongoing maintenance as well as an upcoming vacation and then a family visit to keep us occupied.