Sunday, May 15, 2016
Getting ready for the move
With my 3 quotes (never did receive the written quote from the low ball, no tax aka "fly by night" mover), I have decided to again use the company I used when I moved here. Although we have less stuff, we are moving a greater distance, and the quote is comparable to what I paid last time. The other quote is about $700 more. I will call within the next week and get an actual date.
The landlord stopped by yesterday, as planned. She meet yesterday with another prospective tenant and will meet today with a family that I showed the rental to. Either would be for July 1. I mentioned that we could vacate as soon as June 15th, as the boys graduate the week before, my own work will be winding down. The family that she is meeting with today, indicated June 1 if not June 15 to me. If the LL agreed, I am willing to do June 15th, but only if that translates into only paying for 2 weeks of rent here, otherwise, I will take my time thru the end of June, to ready to home to turn over.
The LL was a bit disgruntled about the front planting bed, which is not my legal responsibility, per the lease. We actually discussed outside responsibilities as the lease was drawn up. One of the reasons the LL came, was to pull some dead, small shrubs that were lost due to the harsh winter of 2015. I do not know if she intends to replace them, she didn't say. I am willing and have made arrangements with my landscapper to have some minor weeding, trimming done and the mulch replaced. This is being done as an effort to keep the peace. I am not willing to do more.
My DD suspects that we will be dinged on the security deposit for normal wear and tear. We've been here 2 years and have taken very good care of her home. It will be throroughly, deeply cleaned when turned over. Yesterday, I cleaned the oven. DD swept cobwebs in the garage. We have had the wall hangings removed, holes spacked as per the lease. We have "Magic erased" scuff marks, including those that existed when we moved in. Yes, paint will need to be touched up over spackled holes and along wall edges at entrances-that's normal. Sigh . . I hate this part.
My monthly cleaning service is Wed, then I start to pack boxes. We are anxious to move and start a new chapter in our lives, with additional changes. Opportunities come with change, which I am looking forward to.