We have decided to put our house on the market. Things are slowly starting to pick up in the real estate market around here. We will be officially for sale on Monday. I've been doing small organizing projects throughout the summer, but now I've really got to get down to business. I've been working on the master bedroom closet this afternoon. I've packed 8 boxes so far, plus 4 trash bags to go to Salvation Army. Most of the main rooms in the house have been de-cluttered. The focus this week will be Sweet Pea's room, master closet, sewing/craft room and play room. Wednesday we are having our hardwood floor re-coated. Friday we are going out of town for the weekend, and our open house will be Sunday while we're gone, so the house will have to be perfect when we leave. I've got a lot to do! Josh has spent the afternoon patching little dents in the walls and repainting scratched up trim and has begun to organize the garage--that's a big job!
Lots of work, but we have some positives going for us right now: a friend works at a nursing home and can provide an unlimited number of adult diaper boxes-good sized, sturdy with handles, all the same size--great for neat stacking! We have a large pole barn on our property that we will put our boxes in as we pack. Finally, I still have 3 weeks left before I must return to work.
Our plan is to price the house for a quick sale. Then begin building and move into a rental house. So, what we're packing up now are things we don't plan to take to the rental house--books, craft supplies, extra blankets and sheets . . .