Man, I'm beginning to understand what sellers go through to get their houses on the market. 4 years ago, I sold my previous house. It was easy to get ready as there was only me living there. I could just pack up what I wanted and get it stored.
This time around, we're going to be moved by corporate relocation, so I can't pack everything I want to put up as they have to pack it for insurance reasons. I'm having problems finding places tucked away for everything. I packed basic stuff like books and folders since those can't break, but I can't pack anything else.
Plus, it's not just me this time. I have to leave toys out for Alyssa to play with, and Mike is being difficult as to what he considers "put away". He claims his office is ready to show, but that place is a mess! I can't take pictures of it! He did remove some books and also has his UT yearbooks up on Craigslist for sale, but other than that, there are cords all over the place and "stuff" he doesn't even use.
I spent most of yesterday cleaning, and boy am I impressed with how the house looks. It's so sad that we can't "live" with it this clean. Hoping to get it listed on Monday, but I now understand why my sellers can't always make the deadlines I give them to get things cleaned up and put away.