I can’t believe this is really going to happen.
We’ve talked about over the years. We bat the idea around… and I always chicken out.
Yes! I’m packing boxes.
I’m sorting to sell, donate, trash and move. All at the same time--- I also want to stage our home and get top dollar for it. We need to show it’s best potential! I’ve read different ideas on home staging. I’ve found one source to be especially helpful. I’ll link that at the end of this post.
The microwave hutch—complete with Spaghetti sauce splatters! :/
I am starting small. Last night I unpacked the hutch. Removed and edited items. Packed what I was taking and separated the trash from the yard sale/ donate pile.
After… much better. It’s dark in there. I’m thinking of adding a light to the inside of the cabinet. It also needs touch up paint. (and that yellowed glue…scraped and painted over) It’s weird what we choose to live with, isn’t it? That little spice rack used to look like this...
before I painted it BLACK! It cleanup pretty nicely. I got it on a flea market trip with the Honey... here.
Preparing to move. For me—and I bet most people, it’s more than packing boxes. Preparing mentally and emotionally. Preparing to leave your home. Preparing to take a piece of furniture or leave it. My husband supervised my youngest son when they built this step back cupboard (ie: microwave hutch) It has served me well. I am probably going to leave it for the next occupant. It’s crazy.
I’ve always loved my kitchen. Finally, after I started blogging—I realized my KITCHEN STYLE had a name. “Unfitted Kitchen” … not to be confused with ‘an unfit kitchen’ … No. An UNFITTED KITCHEN has a farmhouse feel to it. Very little, if any built in cupboards. The rest—furniture.
Preparing to move. Emptying the cupboards to the bare essentials. Keep in mind… nothing is staged yet. Just edited and packed. I’m taking pictures of the whole process in order to get a better visual.
We’re definitely looking for something smaller. We’re at a national average of about 1300 sq. ft.- Small by some peoples standards, large by others. I want smaller for the obvious reasons. It’s just the two of us—buying smaller, will hopefully be cheaper too, not just purchase price; but maintenance, utilities, taxes, etc.
One thing I did last night; after clearing off the MW hutch and emptying out the dish cupboards. I stood over these two measly little boxes AND SMILED.
My DONATE BOX… was BIGGER THAN MY KEEPS!
Here's the link I promised you -- I downloaded it to my Kindle. Its great! Very informative.
Goodbye, House. Hello, Home! 31 Days to a Staged Home --- Thanks Leslie!
‘Til next time, Be Blessed!
"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go." ~Joshua 1:9
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