Welcome to my new blog!
I just moved to sunny and snowy Fort Collins, Colorado and figured now is as good a time as ever to start the blog I’ve been talking about starting for forever and a day. So, welcome and salutations!
I’ve been in this beautiful little town for just over a month now, and I absolutely love it. My wife and I bought a home in Old Town and have been spending the past month cleaning, buying furniture, reorganizing and trying to figure out exactly what to do with the space. We knew the minute that we first visited Fort Collins that we wanted to live in Old Town – it’s an adorable little neighborhood situated in the heart of the city near the downtown shopping and dining area, with older houses and a nice community feel. As with any older, downtown community though, the houses and yards are smaller, and this definitely holds true for the house we bought. So, a large part of the process of moving into this house is trying to figure out how to make the space work for us. I’ll be updating this blog as we go through the process, and using it as a kind of journal or diary to record our progress.
First things first: cleaning. The previous owner of the house actually made several improvements to the structure in recent years and kept the place (mostly) tidy, but we managed to dirty the place up a bit throughout the move in process. This was mostly thanks to the snow, as we certainly picked a wet time of year to move into a new house. It snowed a few days before our moving truck showed up at the house, and the snow had not yet melted, so we had no choice but to track snow, slush and mud all over the clean floors and carpet. We managed to get the kitchen cabinets and wood floors all clean so that we could start unpacking that stuff right away, but we went ahead and contacted a carpet cleaning company to give our carpets a nice deep cleaning before we placed the couch and other furniture, as it’d be a heck of a lot harder to clean once the furniture is in place.
I did a bit of research, and settled on a local carpet cleaning company that did first rate work. I highly recommend them for anyone else who is looking for a seasonal cleaning. You can find their website here: http://www.ftcollinscarpetcleaners.com/
After a thorough carpet cleaning, we finally were able to place all of our furniture, or at least all of the furniture that comfortably fits in the space. I actually don’t know how we had so much furniture in our apartment in New York City, as our apartment was smaller than our new house, but we will have to donate or sell a few pieces nonetheless. I toyed with holding onto those extra pieces, but like I said, the house is small, so I really don’t know where I would put them in the future unless we built an addition, which we have no plans to do anytime soon.
Anyways, the house is cozy, but wonderful, with lots of older details, window shutters and a cute but small yard for the rug rats to run around in like maniacs. I’m going to sign off now, but will be back soon to update on our process of moving from the big city to the West!
See you soon!