The big news is that after years of floundering on the issue, we’ve finally decided to put our house on the market and move. We decided, however, to move out of Arlington to another city in the DFW area. Therefore I will no longer be “Arlington Mama”, will I? Hmm, I’ll have to think about what I’ll do about that…
Anywho, I’m really excited about the choices we’re making. Life is too short to live with regrets, isn’t it? This smallish move is just what we need to feel that sense of adventure.
So I got the house all ready for showing, busting my butt in just a week, and boy oh boy, I didn’t realize how much work it would be. I can’t imagine what it’d be like for homes that are in disrepair. Here’s a non-exhaustive list of what we had to accomplish:
- declutter every room, cabinet, closet, and shed
- replace broken locks and rehang front door
- fill holes and touch up paint
- pull weeds in yard (didn’t realize how out of hand it had gotten!) and plant landscaping
- get the house painted
- clean walls and baseboards
- recaulk shower and tub
- replace broken windows
- take pieces of furniture out
- stage, stage, stage
I’m sure there was more, but that’s all I could remember off the top of my head. So now the staging is all over, and we haven’t had one showing. Talk about a defeating feeling. Oh well. At least I get to live out an OCD dream of mine by keeping the house insanely clean at all hours of the day.