May 10, 2015

Progress

Someday we will list the house and start our RV adventure. Someday. That's what I keep telling myself.

I guess I'm just too antsy. But honestly, it's taking us longer than we'd like to get things sold and the house show ready. We've downsized to where everything is gone except either what we're bringing along, or essentials until we move out. For instance, our bed, couch, kitchen table, play room furniture is still here and will remain until until we having a closing date. I'd prefer we aren't sitting on the floor and sleeping on an air mattress for a year. Who knows how long the house will take to sell. So those things will be last to go.

We've boxed up artwork & photos we want to keep and are storing those at my mom's. Plus extra kitchen items (like some of our pots & pans, kitchenaid mixer) are in storage at her place. Other than that, everything has been sold or donated. Selling has been challenging and time consuming. I'm active on numerous Facebook sale groups, we've had a few garage sales and sold at the swap meet. We've also donated a bunch to a few organizations in town. We've made a lot of progress. But it's just not happening quick enough for me.

Some deep cleaning has commenced as well as repainting a few walls. I was pleasantly surprised at my ability to actually paint while the girls were awake. I envisioned foot prints of paint across the carpet. Luckily that didn't happen, though there's still time for that. However, Violet took it upon herself to get artistic with our gray wall and painted some white on it. Thank goodness we still have some of that color.

Going from 1800sqft to 300sqft is challenging. All these years of collecting stuff and then deeming which of the stuff to keep or sell vs give away... is so daunting. But we're pretty much done with that portion. The front family room is empty (unlike the photo), the office has been cleared, furniture in the girls' room is gone. Progress. Now, if we can just knock out the painting, touchups, carpets and overall cleaning we'll be ready to list. And wait.

Repainting
Chaos before uncluttering

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