Thursday, November 09, 2006

Note to self: keep house in a showable state!

This morning we had the second showing of our house since listing it in August. I love that I was just getting out the bathroom cleaning supplies to give our master bath some much needed love and attention when the phone rings...

"Someone wants to look at your house within the hour."

In my head I'm thinking - What! Lord, I know this is what we want but this place needs some help and less than an hour is not enough. You can see me here still in my PJ's right?!

"They can come a bit later right?...12:30 ok perfect."

It's 10:30 now, I can quickly scrub every surface in the bathroom and do some vacuuming and cleaning in the kitchen before they come. The whole time I’m singing Broadway musicals at a fast forward lightning speed to keep up my pace.

God bless my hubby for coming home for an early lunch to blow away leaves and make the outside look great! All the while my son snacked and watched PBS for almost 2 hours straight while taking out EVERY toy he owns. (I try to limit TV usage pretty strictly on the weekdays - 1 hour MAX. So he was loving life.)

I've decided that we have WAY too many toys. I had put some away for a break in September and again last month. Today I shoved more into that same closet and I don't plan on taking them out. The less toys the better I say, especially if I'm going to have such incredibly short notice - two weeks ago I was still keeping the house clean from the first showing but I've slowly let it go the last couple. Now to stay motivated and keep up with it - while praying that today's people thought it a perfect fit!!

8 comments:

Heaven Sent said...

Wow, that is quite a productive morning. Good luck with the showing!!! I say you and the little one deserve some ice cream later today. And now you have a clean house going into the weekend!

O Mama Mia said...

awwwww... you go girl for the motivated cleaning spree! Singing musicals, nonetheless. I'm usually muttering nasties. ;) Realtors really know how to put us in pickles, but man does the house sparkle after a showing, or what?

Robin said...

We sold our house when the baby was 4 days old. Good thing too because I don't think I would have ever been able to keep it clean. You know........with the whole not being able to put the baby down thing!

Glass Half Full said...

Good grief I had to update a lot here!!!

Love the WW photo -- peaceful is right!!!

My parents have their house on the market and they feel they are living on the edge daily. I hear ya!!!

Wendy said...

Hope it sells quick. I know what you mean about toys.

Stephanie said...

Are you looking at houses yet or waiting to sell first?

Heidi said...

Stephanie - A little of both, we haven't been looking much in the last month but we looked at a lot of land and homes over the summer. Now we are just waiting to see what happens with this house and then we'll go from there.

Brianne said...

Best wishes on selling the house! I've got one that's been on the market for 4 years! My husband and I finally signed with a property management company just so we could go ahead and move without the worry of two house payments.
And let us know if you ever figure out the "too many toys" problem - I'm sure we'll be experiencing the same problem starting in February! :)