Tile. Yes, I started at tile and I am back to tile and this is why. I got off early from work yesterday intent on going to Home Depot to order the carpet and vinyl plank flooring. When I got there I ran in to an old acquaintance and his friend. We started talking and they said I should put tile in my rental. I told them that I couldn't afford the labor cost for tile and they offered to put it in for me! Or I should say, they offered to help me install tile. My head was spinning because of this new option and I quickly calculated the cost of carpet and vinyl ($2,400) compared to tile, thinset and grout ($1,700+food and drinks). With free labor it would be the most economical choice. I took the leap and bought the materials and they helped me cart them home and unload. We plan to attack the project next weekend and hopefully I will be able to get Friday off to make it a long weekend. It will probably delay renting the house by 2 weeks but hopefully the tile will last a lot longer than the other flooring options.
I still love that vinyl plank flooring though. I think it would be great in my RV just as soon as I get to that point.
I met with the property manager and he says that similar houses are renting for $1,000 a month. That would be fabulous. He told me how his company takes care of screening tenants and collecting rent, evictions and they inspect the house every 90 days to make sure the tenants are taking care of it. If they can get $1,000 a month they will definitely be paying for themselves. I would have thought $900 or $850 would be closer to the average.
I didn't go to the rental house at all today. I wanted to because I need to measure the windows for mini blinds but I ran out of time as usual. This morning I took 7 bags of laundry to the laundromat and spent $40 washing and drying. When I got back home I realised that I was missing all of my dark clothes and a blanket that were all in the same bag. I think someone took them but I will go back tomorrow and look. Maybe someone took it by mistake and brought it back. I know I collected all of my bags that were sitting on the floor and I remember folding my pants when they came out of the dryer. I guess that's one way to force me to change my wardrobe. There went my favorite pair of jeans, my favorite sweatshirt, 2 pairs of pants that I wear to work all of the time and some shirts plus the blanket that I got in high school. I am sad about it and even more annoyed that I will have to go shopping for new work clothes. I don't have time for that! I should have just stayed home and got more water delivered so I could wash my own clothes. At least I wouldn't lose them.