The Garden Needs An Overhaul, Its Time For A MoveJuly 15, 2014
The house needs painting, that’s a fact, you know the house needs painting when the old paint from the gutters is falling on your head when you put the key in the door. It’s a pebble dash house and I know it’s going to be a big job.
But it needs to be done because I need to sell my house fast, Im moving on to a new town, with a new job.
And I need to move quickly.
So I have been looking for some scaffold to make sure I can reach the top of the gable, because my days of climbing ladders are over. But they aint cheap, and I have only two weeks to get it ready for a sale.
The house is going on the market in a fortnight. I live on the Wirral and need to make a quick house sale. Because the move down south is just too good to turn down. And that leaves me with a lot to do to get it ready.
And not to mention the garden, it’s like an overgrown jungle. And I don’t own a lawnmower, you may be getting the picture now that Im not a natural when it comes to DIY and gardening. Never the less I have to get a move on and make this house presentable to make a quick sale, I have been waiting too long for this new opportunity, and I have to make the most of it.
So I have two choices, pay someone or apply the elbow grease and take on the job myself. And unfortunately because I need to make as much money from the sale as possible, it looks like applying the elbow grease and doing it myself is the only realistic option.
So it’s time to get a shake on, and make some positive progress.
If you find yourself in the same situation then I can only advise you do the same, Im glad to say I did roll my sleeves up and get on with it. The paint job was the biggest, so I took that on first, instead of hiring a scaffold, I looked on eBay and found one for sale really cheap.
And once I had finished the painting, I put it back on eBay and made a small profit. The house looked amazing when it was finished and if Im honest, I wish I had done it years ago.
I borrowed some gardening equipment from my family and attacked the overgrown garden, it was hard going, but luckily the weather was favourable, and once I got into a rhythm I quite enjoyed it.
I decided to carry on the momentum and touched up the paintwork on the inside of the house also, and after all the hard work I was really happy with the overall end result.
So the job is done and the house is ready to sell, I decided to sell my house with a company called Wirral Property Solutions, they handled the sale from start to finish really professionally, and most importantly really quickly.
Allowing me to move on to my new life, with the minimum of fuss.