No longer an ostrich

Edited to add: I’m sure you’ve heard or read the news today about the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.  It makes my own worries pale in comparison.
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This weekend begins the long process of selling our house. We’ve set up a couple of interviews with Realtors and will hopefully be able to quickly choose which one to work with over the next few months. In preparation, I’ve been doing a lot of decluttering (I’ve written before about being overwhelmed by stuff) and sadly packing away some of my craft supplies in advance.

We haven’t done it yet, but since it is nearly mid-March, I think we can safely pack away and store all of the winter supplies in a rental unit somewhere  to  make the  house look bigger show off the amazing storage space we have in our house. (Really, we do have amazing amounts of storage space. We just have too much STUFF!)

I’m steeling myself for the changes the Realtors will suggest to make the house “show” better.  Criticism, even constructive criticism, isn’t easy to take, but I think I’m ready.

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9 responses to “No longer an ostrich

  1. I know one thing they will suggest–and one I would have a hard time with–is to remove all family photos so the prospective buyers can picture themselves in your house rather than your family.

    Good luck!

  2. Empty it out! When we sold, we piled tons of stuff in the basement of the house we were planning to buy (yes, very convenient). I never loved our old house so much as when we got rid of all that junk (albeit temporarily). Every morning I woke up feeling so much lighter! And the evening we signed the closing papers with our buyer, the buyer broker looked at us and said, “All right, it’s signed. Now tell me – WHERE ARE THE TOYS?”

  3. Oh you have a lot of work ahead of you. It’s hard to declutter. Good luck, KC!

  4. Yeah, not jealous. But I think we need to sell our house so that we would finally de-clutter too! I still have Barbies in some closets!! Does that tell you anything???

  5. Oh my! It is a lot of work, but it will be worth it in the end. Just remember, lists & labels are your friends 🙂

  6. Wait, you are moving? Selling the house? When did I miss all of this? Good luck!

  7. Ugh! Moving is a lot of work, especially all the de-cluttering you have to do beforehand.

  8. I was never happier than after all the STUFF was gone. You’ll be surprised at how much you really won’t miss. Honest. Store up your treasure in heaven and let that stuff in your closets go.

  9. I have a hard time with criticism, too…sigh…