We just finished getting new carpet in the second level of our house. It was long overdue. The new carpet replaced 26 year old builder’s grade which is a fancy way of saying cheap. Builder’s grade carpet is so bottom of the line that when realtors sell homes with it, rather than cleverly disguising the carpet by listing “builder’s grade”, they suggest new owners may want to replace the flooring.
Although exciting, getting new carpeting has been traumatic. It was installed over two days because we couldn’t clear every room of furniture for a one-day installation. As you can see, we made excellent use of our spare bathroom.
The experience of recarpeting taught me several things.
- I don’t ever want to go through this again.
- We have too much stuff.
- I need a cat.
I realize the third point may seem out of place but it supports point #2. After packing everything, it all needs to be unpacked… unless you have a cat, then all the broken items can simply be thrown away.
But alas, I have no cat so I am still unpacking…
May the farce be with you!