My husband and I have been working on cosmetic renovations of our house. This is basically a starter house - we know we’re not going to be there too much longer. So we’re not investing in stuff that won’t raise the value of the house, but we’re trying out some new things to see how they work. So far we’ve pulled up the carpet upstairs and repainted. We’re cutting new molding, since the old stuff couldn’t be recycled and we’ll paint it once it’s attached. It’s exciting work, but tiring and takes forever. Right now, however, it’s the only thing we’re working on where the results are tangible, and this is a huge relief.
There are a lot of things left to do before we try to sell the place. I’m going to try to keep track of them along with the lessons we learn. Right now, it’s only “measure twice, cut once.”