Those who have rented before will know exactly where I am coming from. For those of you who don't consider yourself a lucky person. Josh and I decided that renting was the best route to go since we never know when we are going to move (makes sense right?). Weeks leading up to our move I jumped on Pinterest (of course) and searched how to make a rental home feel like home. Their were endless sources to making a rental home feel more homey without remodeling.
Go ahead explore- click the pictures.
But it NEVER dawned on me that not every landlord allows you to paint or do those little touches that allow you to make this rental home your home. I bet you guessed it by now that our landlord is one of those landlords. He "apparently," just remodeled and painted. Well I am not fond of his taste in electric blue offices with a flower boarder! The first day I visited our new home was a nightmare, guys I almost cried. I know that sounds stupid and like I was overreacting, but it is what it is.
I spent the first day
"bossing" our movers around politely telling our movers where to sit things. And cleaning and cleaning and cleaning. Old houses get dirty easily! Before I start showing you what I had to work with I want to give some moving/renting pointers...
1. When your movers bring your items in document each and every dent, ding, rub, messing, and broken pieces. We had PLENTY! We are actually still waiting on this all to be taken care of
2. Clean before the movers bring your furniture in. It was so hard to clean around everything once it was in the house and boxes were everywhere
3. Don't freak out about what the home looks like before your stuff is in place. It always looks better once you put your furniture in it. I can seriously vouch for this.
4. If you can't paint or do anything extensive to your house it isn't the end of the world, work with what you have.
5. DIY! I have been so busy that my DIY projects have fallen behind, but I still can't wait to share them with you.
So I will stop talking your ear off now and pick up here tomorrow. I am ready to show you this very dated, but very charming first home for Joshua and I! And I know most of this post was kind of negative, but I couldn't be more excited to live in Louisville and be moved in completely with Josh! Sneak preview I learn to love this home!
Have you ever rented a house? What was your experience like? Any tips I didn't mention?