Our house is in project-mode. That makes me happy! Yay! But as I showed you the other day, project-mode also means we are in chaos-mode. Clearly Jack is a little unsettled having painters and contractors in the house, but he was thrilled when he found his way to his ottoman! It’s hard to feel settled, let alone feel comfortable without your favorite spot to sit.
Side Note: The funny thing is, if you want to sit, we have no shortage of chairs. They seem to be EVERYWHERE. I have no idea what my issue is, but chairs seem to multiply in our house.
Besides painting, we added a new wall to create an office and removed carpet on our staircase (the rest of it will be removed soon) so the dust has been flying! Thankfully this house was clean and well-cared for before we bought it, so we will strive to keep it as healthy and clean of an environment as possible.
With an older house and the result of remodeling (and a brand new house being built next door), dust has been a THING to keep up with. Besides replacing carpet (we are sensitive to dust and carpet so we will be removing the old carpet to install hard surface floors), we wanted to make sure we had clean air filters in the house.
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The air return vent in this room looked a little rough around the edges but I was pleased that FilterEasy offers just about every possible size of filters. They can also ship custom sizes, so it all worked out fine.
I’m glad we ordered a filter because there was not one there previously! Yikes. Air return filters get SO DIRTY (see the horrific one from our last house, above) so it’s a really good thing we have a filter now to capture all that dust because without a filter, that dust is IN YOUR ROOM AND LUNGS! ACK! The dust also can clog and cause damage in your vents and HVAC system, resulting in pricey repairs.
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It is very easy to change your own filters. If I can do it as an extremely challenged non-DIY-er, you can, too. You just pop the vent off, remove the old and stick the new filter in. No fancy tools required.
We will be getting a new sectional down here this summer and rearranging the furniture (don’t worry, we won’t keep all of the chairs in this room, ha). We don’t know exactly what will go where yet, but that will be the fun part. It feels great to be dealing with first things first, though.
Getting the shell of the room prepared and adding clean air filters means this room will be fresh and ready for our family movie nights!
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