Instead, I won a change of job description and we’re selling the house and changing cities.
I don’t know about you, but when I’m looking at homes, I just can’t imagine myself buying a house that is dirty and cluttered. All those people who come through your open house? Didn’t come to see your knick-knack collection. They are trying in vain to imagine what the house would like WITHOUT it.
We want potential buyers to walk in and feel like our home is clean and empty. So we spent the weekend purging (which is secretly my favorite thing to do). I just LOVE throwing things out, it makes me feel lighter and happier. Think I’m kidding? Don’t leave me unattended in your house for too long. I can’t resist putting objects in the trash.
We went through closets, cupboards, and rooms that we use for hiding storing things, and we got rid of things that
a) were contributing to the house feeling cluttered – and me feeling weighed down, or
b) we didn’t think we would bring to a new house.
We still have clothes, shoes, and books aplenty, and yet I can’t believe how much stuff we removed; 4 garbage bags of trash, 2 over-filled recycling bins of paper and magazines, and 5 garbage bags of clothing and other items ready for donation.
All of a sudden, I’m feeling lighter and I’m wondering, why did we ever buy any of this stuff to begin with? Must. Stop. Buying. Junk.