Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Countertops

We are getting new countertops...nothing fancy since we know we are moving but we wanted to update the kitchen and the butcher block looking formica had to go. We ordered the tops (a stone looking formica) a few weeks ago and they are coming tomorrow to take out the old and put in the new. It was so cheap to have them do the install (small local company, Lowe's wanted an arm and a leg) that we decided to let them deal with the headache.

So we had to take some stuff out of the sink cabinet so we could unhook all the plumbing. We purchased a new sink, much like the one we have now and a new faucet, much like the one we have now to replace the old ones. They will take out the old countertops in the morning and will dispose of them and the sink, and will come back in the afternoon with the new countertops and our new sink and install them. We have to do the plumbing but that is no biggie.

So you know what I was doing tonight? You can guess, right? I was sweeping behind and underneath both the refridgerator and the stove (which they will have to move tomorrow) because I didn't want anyone to see the dust bunnies under there. I was even wiping down the old counters where the microwave sits and J said "you don't have to do that", and I said "yes I do...".

I wonder how many others clean all the stuff before they show up...and how many they have to deal with that are just disgusting...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's like my friend who cleans before the cleaning lady comes :)

P'nut said...

If you want to sell eventually, it's a very good idea to be super-obsessed with tidy-ness in the meantime. That way your house looks good no matter what time folks show up, and that way you're not in a mad panic to clean at the last minute. Plus, you get to enjoy it yourself in the meantime.

Mishka said...

I actually asked the guys while they were here how often they come to places that were cleaned up before they came and they said "rarely"...I am surprised. But maybe it is just me, because like JAG said, I would probably clean up before the maid came if I had one, just so she/he wouldn't see how messy I really was...haha.