Preparing to move is not an easy task. I thought when we bought our first house and did everything we did to move into it was a job, but let me tell you preparing to sell a house is much more of a job.
Back in August we decided to put our house on the market. Hence the reason I have not been blogging as much. We decided we would do a some stuff to get the house ready which included:
Everything that we did not need on a regular basis we boxed up and stored. Boy was I wrong about some of that stuff. I so need my sewing machines and a long list of other stuff.
The children went through their rooms and we took a few loads of stuff to the good will, we packed up most of the decorations in their rooms, packed up most of the toys and any furniture that they could do without for a few months.
We also decided to take all of our storage boxes to storage. These boxes include all of my seasonal decorations. That is why you don’t see any post about my fall and Halloween decorations.
Basically we took the personal touches out of our home to help other people be able to envision their stuff in our house when they look at it.
That was rather one of the easier task. My grandmother is the best lady in the world when I told her what we were doing. She planned a couple of days and came over and helped me out. We cleaned EVERYTHING from the ceiling to the floor.
Now maintaining that has been a task for me with everything that has been going on, but my sweet grandmother has actually been over since then and cleaned my house again. That lady is wonderful!!
We decided to paint all the interior so that everything was fresh, neutral and move in ready for the family who purchases our house. That was one of the hardest, if not, the hardest task. My husband worked on painting for weeks. I was pretty big about I wanted a few nail holes in the walls as possible so when someone else moves in the holes are pretty much only the ones they put in the walls. We actually still have some touch up painting to finish up in our sunroom, but our plan is to finish that up this weekend.
We also make a few other small repairs around the house as well. Such as replace some door knobs that were messed up, changing out some air vents that didn’t match the rest of the house and just weren’t pretty. The blinds in the boys’ room was broken so we replaced them as well.