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Cleaning and staging

May 21st, 2007 at 10:46 pm

I spent this weekend cleaning the house. I also bought some items for staging it -- new towels, decorative pillows, plants -- about $100 worth! Hard to believe they cost so much. But it is my final step. I called my realtor today and we will meet tomorrow to get it officially on the market. Now I just have to keep it clean every day. Already I'm starting to develop some habits that I wonder why I didn't have before. Like -- I don't really have to open my mail and let it sit on the dining room table, do I? I can cook so I don't splatter food, can't I? I can put my dishes in the dishwasher right away, can't I?

Speaking of the dishwasher, a big part of my cleaning time was spent cleaning the lime off the heating coil. I didn't get it all off, but it looks a lot better. While I was in the process I was so frustrated I was on the verge of running out to get a new dishwasher, so I'm glad I stuck it out and saved the money.

If I hadn't watched all those shows on TLC and A&E I would never have spent so much time and money fixing up the house. I hope it proves to be a smart move. We'll see soon!

4 Responses to “Cleaning and staging”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    When we had showings on our home last year...I would stuff things in the dryer!! Or clothes washer if necessary. Often it was our towels or rags that I had just used to clean up. We sold our home in 5 I hope yours is a quick sale, too. I was tired after just the five days!! You are doing great.

  2. scfr Says:

    I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you! Keeping the house clean every day and ready for a showing at a moment's notice can be such a pain in the derriere, but it will pay off!

  3. Amber Says:

    Good luck, hopes it sells quickly for you

  4. LuckyRobin Says:

    It's been so interesting reading about the remodel. I look forward to reading about the showings and sale.

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