I held an Open House and showed some prospective buyers a million dollar home today. Needless to say I came home from these perfectly maintained, meticulously staged, spotless homes and felt extremely overwhelmed. I know it's not real. I know these homes don't look like this everyday. Would I really want to live in a place so perfect? I would just be happy if my family would learn to put their own dishes in the dishwasher instead of just in the sink.
So far on my list of chores, I have cleaned and organized the garage (which is NOTHING like the home I showed today which was painted butter yellow with shiny butter yellow garage flooring. You could eat off the floor of this garage - and where is all the stuff??) I have sections in my garage dedicated to yardwork and tools, automotive and car washing area, summer stuff - noodles, life jackets shovels and buckets, tools and home improvement items, and sporting goods/golf clubs. Then to top it off, we have bikes upon bikes, a Harley Davidson motorcycle, riding lawn mower, push mower and a huge section in the middle of the garage designated for "Garage Sale". Way too much stuff!!
Tomorrow is the day. Room by room I am tackling this house. Thursday I plan to have a housecleaner come and give it a deep clean. This should give me enough time to clear a path, find the floors, and get things together. I have ordered a new camera from Costco and hopefully it will be here soon. I'd love to take some pictures of the before's and afters to post because I believe this will be a truly awe-inspiring transformation.