We've cleared our house of all the nick knacks and stuff that make it lived in and that just seem to find their way in during every day life. It amazes me how much time I save now in quickly wiping down surfaces and vacuuming floors when I don't have to first move stuff to get to them. There's something to that old saying "a place for everything and everything in it's place".
We have had several showings of our house in the two short weeks it's been on the market. Awaiting an offer now ... or maybe it's just been a lot of nebbers / look-see-ers and what have you. It is encouraging seeing quite a bit of traffic come through ... it means that at least we're priced where people are interested.
Now I'm just waiting on God's timing to provide the people who should live here next with the showing and the means to - well - live here next.
We found a house that we like very much and that is on a nice amount of land. It's our standard and will probably be our pick if something happens with our house soon.
We had a professional take down some, honestly a lot, of wallpaper and replace it with a nice neutral paint.
It amazes me how that transforms the look of a room. Combine that with cleared surfaces and minimized stuff and wow - I like this house. It just goes to show how deceiving the staged home can be - once you actually live in it it probably shrinks faster than that little door in Alice in Wonderland.
But I'll play the game and honestly, if my skills are up to par - with enough practice - I'll be able to hopefully - prayerfully continue this minimized theory and not accumulate so much stuff after we move.