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    Curtain Color?

    Thanks! Yes...lots of brown...we are planning to get new couches this fall in a lighter color. We are also getting a coffee table from my SIL that I’m painting, which will help lighten up that space too. I already have some mustard yellow accents, so that’s perfect! And the rug is a great idea too. I really sort of want to redo that table. I actually painted it like that from an ugly brown, but I wished I had chosen to do either white or another light color. Thanks for the tips!
  2. Trying to decide on what color of curtains I want to use. I have blue up now, but sort of feel like it’s a lot of colors going table, tan couch, gray couch (not pictured), blue lower cabinets (also not pictured). What color do you guys like better? I put one gray panel up to see, but just can’t decide.
  3. Thanks for the ideas! Still haven’t had a chance to get a close up. It was getting dark before we got them and I was rushing to get them planted. They are gigantic! I don’t even know if they will survive because she had them out of the ground for a couple of days, but I replanted them this evening, so maybe they will make it. They have not had any blooms according to her. She just bought this house and didn’t like them where they were and removed them, so she doesn’t really know anything about when or if they bloom. I don’t have an Android for that app, but how cool! Wonder if iPhone has anything like that!
  4. This is the best I have right now picture wise. When I pick them up later today I can get a more up close picture! I’m in NC.
  5. These bushes are free from someone. I’m going to get them and plant them tonight. Can someone tell me what it is? I was thinking a boxwood, but I’m not sure that’s what it is.
  6. Of course the $200 is assuming it’s an average 1700-2000 so feet.
  7. Thanks for the input! Yes, I do want the job. I take odd jobs like this often, but mostly babysit or sit with elderly people. Ive only cleaned one house for someone moving in, and she offered $80 and I took it, but at the end of the day I felt like that was way too low! I was thinking $200, so I wanted to see what others thought to see if that was reasonable. I plan to tell them that I may not be able to remove the smoke odor, but will try, so whatever they pay isn’t going to include removing it just in case I don’t have success! This gives me a good idea of what is fair, so thanks!
  8. A friend that’s a real estate agent asked me to give her a quote on cleaning a clients house that is prepping to be put on the market. I assume a deep cleaning (baseboards, wiping cabinets, etc). One thing she also mentioned is that these people smoke in one of the rooms and will need to have the walls cleaned. I live in NC. What do you feel is a reasonable price to charge? I’ve looked up numbers online, but still not sure what to really charge considering this is a side job, and I’m not a professional or licensed company. What would you charge?
  9. Thank you everyone for your responses! They have been super helpful! We have decided that it just wouldn't be the right thing to do for our family at this time. I really feel like I am called to be at home, and to homeschool, so I think I would just end up regretting it. The numbers look enticing, but at the end of the day it would be at the expense of our families mental and physical health. We will just keep trudging along on our debt free journey, and maybe something else that would allow me to stay home, and make a huge dent in our debt will come along. Until then, I just need to relax and be grateful for where we are financially, and not where I wished we were. Thanks again for your help!
  10. That is interesting. Looks like we are in the same state, so I will have to check into that for sure! Thanks!
  11. No, I wished! I meant consumer debt all credit cards, car loan, student loans, etc. I'm just hoping to have the mortgage paid by the time my husband retires.
  12. Thank you! This is very helpful!
  13. husband is currently in the process of getting his higher level of clearance...he works for the government. For me to do that I would be working with foreign students, which puts a whole different status on his clearance being processed...I mean, he would get clearance, but it would take a lot more time and energy. Once he is cleared though, I would really like to look more into this. I have a friend as well who does it!
  14. Thank you! These are some very excellent points! I'm so glad I posted this to help me look at more than just the financial side of things.
  15. Thank you. That is a great way to look at it. I guess I just feel so behind the ballgame. I'm 37, my husband is 40. We are on Dave Ramsey's program. It's just hard to listen to him, and not feel the urgency to get things done:)
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