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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Want To Fall in Love with Your House

Do you want to fall in love with your house all over again? Do you want to turn your house into the home you always wanted? Well I can tell you how to do that:

Get Your House Ready To Go On The Market.

Seriously. It will work. Since finding out that we are moving to Kansas in two months Honey and I got busy getting our house ready for sale. We made a list of all the things we needed to do before the FOR SALE sign was put up in our lawn.

I’ll be honest, I didn’t think we’d ever finish that list.

Clean up the “storage area” of the man cave? Well, yeah. We’d wanted to do that forever.
Paint? Sure we’ll paint our two-story living room. What?
Clean out our spare closet? And do what exactly with all that stuff?

And of course there’s all the things that look “fine” to us but to a potential buyer? It’s messy. Our closets. Our bed side tables. My desk. The corner of the kitchen that has become command central for our busy household. Things like that.

Well amazingly we somehow got through our list and much, much, much more.

And now? Our home is gorgeous! I look in closets and cabinets and pantries and laundry rooms daily. Hourly sometimes! Every square inch of our home is next to perfect!

I never, ever want to leave! Well until we have another baby. Or until disarray slowly seeps in. Or until we move to Kansas.

The point is Honey and I agree that we should have done all of this work sooner and then ENJOYED living in this house! So my advice to everyone who owns a home? Get it show-ready! Not to sell but to live in! You won’t regret it.

And as unrealistic as I know that is, Honey and I have decided that in every home we live in for the rest of our lives we will have “get-it-show-ready” month. And during that time we will do the projects we never want to do and get our home looking it’s best. 

And then? We’ll live in it. And LOVE our house again!

1 comment:

  1. This has been on my mind lately (we're not ready to move yet) as there are lots of purge & organization projects I want to take on! GREAT JOB on getting it all done! Can I just hire you & your hubs?? ;-)


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