Our house has been on the market approximately 24 hours, and I’m already more stressed out than I was on the eve of our wedding. Or the day I gave birth. Or hell, the day I bought this house to begin with.
My former neighbor has assured me that it’s normal to feel more nauseated during the selling process than I did during my entire first trimester of pregnancy. Fan-freaking-tastic.
Anyway, I’m joining Karli @ September F A R M and Amy @ The Farmer’s Wife for this Friday’s oh hey, friday link up. Today I give you what I’ve gathered in my all-informing one day as a seller… plus it’s a mini house tour since someone with a professional camera took photos for me. 😉
uno | cleaning is futile
No matter how many times I clean my gorgeous new floor, I will immediately find a clump of cat hair upon returning the vacuum to it’s rightful home.
This will be followed by Dot furiously smacking her high chair tray so that all of it’s contents end up on said clean floor. Think super crummy stuff, like animal crackers and Cheerios.
Then she’ll lean over in her chair to inspect her work, leaving a nice little pool of drool in the center of my kitchen.
Of course a cat will decide to ralph at that moment, making all of my work null and void.
As soon as that “For Sale” sign is in your front yard, it becomes a beacon. Apparently the sign makes it socially acceptable for every passerby to slow waaaaaayyyyy down in order to appropriately creep your house.
Some people actually stop in the middle of the street. Others make laps in the cul-de-sac, since that’s the most normal thing in the world.
One onlooker may have seen me in my undies this morning at 7:30 a.m. as I looked out the nursery window. Their problem, not mine.
I spent no less than my entire day yesterday cleaning my kitchen for photos. I finished at approximately dinner time, which is when my husband asked, “What are you making for dinner?”
Excuse me?! Do you think I’m going near the stove, much less my shiny granite counters, with FOOD!?
There will be no cooking in this kitchen until further notice. Time to bust out the take out menus. And the beer. Beer is allowed.
I’ll happily admit that I practically never make our bed. I was reminded why I should always embrace that laziness last night.
I spent the entire night trying to get my pillows back to normal.
See, I have a system. I use a body pillow PLUS three specific other pillows to sleep. When I make the bed in an effort to make it look “pretty,” exactly none of those pillows make the cut. Which means when I try to go to sleep at night, my pillows are all out of position or too fluffy… and then I can’t sleep.
I’m not crazy. I swear.
I worry constantly that my house will sell tomorrow and I’ll be homeless. Because it could, and I would be.
And that’s scary.
But I’m also living here like this house isn’t mine anymore. Have you ever tried to get ready for the day while also making sure your house is staged? I lose hair by the handful in the shower. Where should my dirty clothes live? If I brush my teeth, I in turn have to clean the sink. Is it worth it? Where did I put all my hair products when I hid them to “declutter?” Screw it. Top knot wins again.
Can this place just sell already? (says the girl only 24 hours in)
Chelsea Vassi says
Wow…I never thought about the fact that you live in the house like it’s not yours when you’re having to stage it/have open houses and random people walk through. It does sound stressful and I know moving is so hard, but if your next house is as beautiful as this one then you’ll be all set 🙂 Visiting from the link-up! XO
Your house is very pretty! I love it. I would go nuts having to do all the extra work you are to sell it. Here’s to good vibes it goes FAST!
Your house is gorgeous! I’m sure it’ll see in no time, but not too soon that you’re homeless! 😉 I cracked up over the “creepers.” Me and hubs are in the market for our 1st home and we slow drive in neighborhoods all the stinkin’ time! Haha!
Lisa Loves John says
Your house is gorgeous! Absolutely love the striped wall in the bathroom and the individual mirrors!
Karli | September FARM says
you will have exactly zero problems selling that gorgeous house! i’m dying! thanks for all the decorating ideas! (and thank you so so much for linking up. love it!)
First of all your house is sooooooo cute. And I think I just freaking fainted over the yellow mantel in your bedroom. Like full on passed out and fell out of my bed over it. SO JEALOUS.
Secondly. Selling SUCKS. omg. Its terrible. Good luck! Hang in there. We sold our first house 2.5 years ago and it took 1.5 months in the winter time so it may go real fast for you since its nice weather!! Cant wait to see where you end up!
Samantha Cotten says
Thank you! I’m pretty much in love with my mantle (I mean, I did choose to buy that over a Coach diaper bag). If our house sells, I’m going to do everything in my power to make sure it comes to my new bedroom! 🙂