May 23, 2012

For Sale

The past few days have been pretty hard around my house.  Sunday and Monday were spent frantically cleaning getting everything ready to put our house on the market.  I probably had a few meltdowns although those days are pretty much a blur.  Pat even came home during lunch on Monday (super rare) just to knock out a few tasks with me.  Both of those nights, I went to bed feeling like my hips were being torn apart like a wishbone.  But in the end, we signed the contracts to list our house for sale on Monday night.
It's kind of scary now that it's official.  I worry because the kids and I may potentially be moving far in advance of Pat.  Not only does that make me sad, but logistically that's going to be difficult.  

I will give us a bit of credit that I've never had a house so clean.  At least half of our possessions are in storage, so we are living with the bare necessities (as much as you can with two little boys).  I actually like the routine of making the beds and vacuuming every morning.  But that isn't to say it's easy.  I'm finding quite a bit of stress every time the kids touch anything or spill anything.  I know I'm being crazy and need to relax a bit, but I just hate selling and cannot wait to be done with it.  

As I said, we did a great job of cleaning the house out, but it has been seriously crazy.  I would not be lying to tell you that I'm driving my minivan around with two baskets of clean laundry in it that I haven't had time to fold and put away.  My mission this weekend is to get ahead on the laundry.  
So here is hoping for a quick sale to save what remains of my sanity, and hoping that my husband will move with our family quickly after the sale.  

7 comments:

Bethany said...

Here's hoping for a speedy sale!! :)

Mrs. Duh said...

I felt the same way when we sold our house... the house was SO clean!! Best of luck on a quick sale!

Theresa said...

I don't know how you do it. Congratulations on getting the house all ready to go. Praying for a quick sale, even though that's probably not ideal either since you have to leave Pat behind.. Good luck! Interesting idea with the laundry. I've been known to put dirty dishes in the oven during a party when I just didn't have time to get them all done beforehand. We all have our tricks :)

Heather said...

Make sure to involve the boys in the cleaning then you can tell them that they helped to sell the house. We always did that and their reward was something for their new room. We moved every couple of years. We have been from Coast to Coast in Canada, up North and then had a chance to spend time in the DC area living in Virginis

Ofelia Bertrand said...

I totally understand your feelings, Shelly. It is perfectly normal to feel a little emotional when you are departing with some possessions that means so much to you, like your house. It may be hard at the beginning, but once everything is settled and you move in to your new place, you can start anew and make memories in your new home.

-Ofelia Bertrand

Calvin said...

Like what Ofelia said, moving into a new house is like moving on with your past. However, you can still carry those memories you’ve build from your early house to your new dwelling. Anyway, have you sold the house already?

- Calvin Mordarski

Avril Copperfield said...

People who try to sell their house really get stressed when they find and wait for a buyer. I know it could really be crazy since you tend to have a lot of questions in your mind. Will you be able to sell your house? When can you sell it? How hard will it be? And stuff like that. The feeling will get worse when months pass and you still don’t have a buyer. If that’s the case, you should really review your house. Identify the possible reasons why you take so long to sell it. It will definitely help you!

Avril Copperfield

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