Well, we are in full chaos mode around here trying to get the house ready to sell. Trying to squeeze all the contents of a 2500sf house into 300sf is proving to be a real task!
For me, just give me a commercial dumpster and I am happy to dispose of just about anything. Lisa, on the other hand, is a pack rat and gets sentimentally attached to stuff. Take, for example, the 10 boxes of Depression glass we have been hauling from house to house for 10 years because she thinks “someday” it will look nice in a house.
In order to ease the stress of this transition, though, I am not asking her to throw away anything she does not want to right now. After all, I’ve got this closet full of backpacking gear I have collected over the years that I just can’t bring myself to get rid of yet. I mean, come on, I never know when I might need 10 camping cook pots, 4 backpacking stoves, 10 half full fuel cartridges, etc etc.
Our plan for now is to dispose of a lot of stuff, give a lot away, and store the rest of it in the basement until the house sells. Then, when the house sells and if we still can not part with it all we will rent a small storage unit. Until then, our basement will look like this
It is amazing how hard it can be to part with stuff…even stuff I have not used in years! This is good for us though.
In addition to packing the inside I have been working to spruce up our house’s curb appeal. In this housing market it is crucial to not turn off potential buyers. I have been fertilizing the yard, putting rocks down, scrubbing the back deck, and anything else that might draw attention to our house. We love this house…but we are ready for our next adventure!
Our day ended with a nice pasta dinner outside on our deck as we shared our excitement about the journey ahead…