Who knew selling a house would be so stressful? Well I expect everyone does apart from me. Little naïve me thought putting it on the market would be a breeze. We would get the for sale sign up, get it on rightmove, have a few viewings and hope it would sell. Little did I know lol!!
So since we put the house on the market on Friday I have been stressed. Since that first phone call to arrange a viewing I my hair has been going grey, because I want the house to be perfect and spotless. But this is a hard task to do with two toddlers that like to take every toy out and trash the house on a daily basis.
I need to remember we have children. And people looking around the house will know we have children and will expect toys. We have decluttered the house to a point you can hardly see toys. They are hidden in fabulous Ikea storage units dotted around the house and we have removed all clutter from window sills and the mantelpiece.
Everyday that we have a viewer due I will hide the toothpaste, shower gel and shampoo. Why?
I put away the place mats on the table, I hide things in the cupboard under the stairs that if a viewer opens it, which they will, they will see our clutter. Just in one place though lol!
I clean the bathroom everyday, I clean the glass on the shower after every use and I hoover a ridiculous amount of times.
I even run around the house like a loon when we are popping to the park, even if there is no viewers due, just in case they call me and say can someone come and see the house. This I expect will not happen.
Because I am so desperate to sell and start our next chapter. In the town that will make us all so much happier and the place we will stay, make memories and that the boys will grow up there.
And my washing pile. Don't get me started. I didn't want to do a load of washing and have it hanging around the house so I stock piled it until Sunday. Then my 2 week old, brand new washing machine broke, so today when I needed to wash and dry it all in a day as we had a day of no viewers I couldn't.
Stress levels are rising. And the fact I love this house makes it all that bit more harder but we need to do this for us as a family.
|The red door I love so much|