When selling your home, put on your big girls pants, and buckle up! Prepare for your privacy to be invaded and to be judged for every. little. thing.
“That couch is ugly.” – You were planning on leaving your furniture and all your personal items right?
“I can’t believe they have all this stuff for their kids.” – Kids are so spoiled these days, who needs more than one toy!?
“Filthy! Smells weird in here.” – This was actual feedback we got; we’d just had the house professionally cleaned and I am a FREAKING NUT about cleanliness. Pretty sure these people were talking about a different house … Sorry, I still get worked up over that one.
Selling your home and moving is a difficult process in and of itself … throw in a toddler?! Here are 6 easy steps for Selling Your Home With a Toddler:
- Attach Swiffer dusters to said toddler. This will help pick up about 1/100th of the dust, food crumbs and dog fur lying around. Cleanliness is key!
- Put all toys in a spare closet and just never take them back out. Your child will be so much better off using his/her mind and imagination to play with shadows anyway.
- Once kid(s) are asleep at night, spend about 12 hours vacuuming, dusting, cleaning the pool, pulling weeds, doing dishes, prepping meals, and doing laundry (note, don’t forget to also immediately put away all the laundry because potential buyers will inevitably want to come look at your house at 8am the morning after you finally wash everything. But at least you will probably get about 15 minutes notice, ugh).
- Change your mind, stay where you are.
- Okay, just kidding on that last one. But, seriously, once you do sell your house, just remember that you now have to find a new house, make an offer, schedule home inspections, appraisals, paperwork, PACK ALL THE THINGS AND ACTUALLY MOVE….
For best results repeat step 6.