Monday, March 10, 2008
over the past couple of weeks jon and i have been busting our asses trying to get the house ready to show. all the while i have a tight deadline with work and have been working 12-14 hours a day, my grandmother was in the hospital and later passed away, and i got sick (and still am)- probably from the stress. we had painters come in for a week (while i was working surrounded in a fortress of books and crap, and later down at the kitchen table) to paint the entire place including the sleeves of our coats.
we never realized how much stuff we had until we had to "de-clutter" for the open house to get that sought after "un-lived-in" look. the high points are that...
1. we finally got rid of the ugly matte blue paint upstairs
2. the house has never been so clean (my parents came to help us clean!)
3. the house has never been so organized
we ended up getting some "staging furniture" from ikea that we intend to return later! hehehe... we got a rug and coffee table for the living room and new dining chairs for the table.
offers are slated to come in tonight so wish us luck!
my work area has never been this clean- just don't open the drawers!