{ Homeowner for real }


As of this afternoon, I am now the owner of a two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo in south Provo, complete with garage, vaulted ceilings and clubhouse with pool. It's seriously 100 feet from where I live now, so the move should be easy. At just under 1,100 square feet, the condo is the perfect, cozy size, and I love it.

In other news, I won't be moving in for two weeks because sadly (but not unmanageably) the previous tenants cooked a lot of curry, so the place smells. Ick. Looks like I will be doing some serious de-stinking regimens before I move in. Here is the fool-proof de-stink plan I have come up with that I will be executing over the next two weeks:

1 Tuesday-Thursday
Rip out disgusting carpet in the dining and living room areas. Clean walls, filters and all other surfaces like crazy with simple green.

2 Friday
Get ozone treatment in the house. It works by releasing Ozone (O3) into the house -- an unstable molecule, that deodorizes as it converts into oxygen (O2). This is what is used by house-recovery teams to remove smells after house fires, tenants that smoke and flooding.

3 Saturday and Monday
Paint all the walls and ceilings. This is a daunting task, but I think it will Nicki-ize the home in a major way.

4 Tuesday and Wednesday
Put in wood laminate flooring where the disgusting carpet had been.

5 Thursday
Get remaining carpets industrially cleaned (carpets will still be on stairs and in each bedroom and closet)

Then I move like crazy and clean my old place. It'll be crazy busy, but fun. I can't wait till it's done. Stay tuned for before and after pics.


K Pax said...

nickischmidt!!! i can't believe you bought a condo!!!! i am so super stoked for you and to have ecclectic there!

ps i miss you....

Kare said...

That's great! Let me know if you need any help in the evenings or on weekends!

MegRuth said...

That is FANTASTIC! Hooray! I'm so completely proud of you. You are amazing. Maybe I can see it when I'm for real up there the weekend of the 14th?!

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Patricia said...

nickster! this is great!! i would help if i was anywhere near you (easy for me to say...)

Club Narwhal said...

nix! i'm so proud of you!!!! i can't wait to see the finished product

Lauren Parks said...

Congratulations!!! So exciting! I am so stoked for you! I can't wait to see pictures :)

Susan said...

Awesome! I'm so excited for you. Congrats!!! :)

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