as the Estate Agent is coming round to do a valuation - obviously none of the planned DIY/repair/decorating stuff will be done - but I need to at least get it looking tidy (and all areas accessible)
I have a LOT to do - and 16 month old trying to undo it all......
Would anyone care to join me for a few days of serious blitzing/sorting/tidying??
This afternoon (after DS3 has had his milk - and if he'll play happily with DS2....) I intend to
Get upstairs and sort all the stuff in the entrance to DS1's bedroom/landing and upstairs toilet (which is more of a storage area than a toilet atm )
I've got a lot of stuff there I want/need to sell - so I'm going to bring it downstairs ready to start getting onto ebay etc in the evenings (after I've purged it all of rubbish and put the other stuff that we're keeping away)
I also need to
Get my washing dried Do another load Make my bed Go to the shop Pick DS1 up from school Cook dinner Shower
yes deffo leave the ebaying until after the valuation. like enid says get a load of boxes (!) and put all the out of place stuff in it that needs sorting........shove them under your bed until the valuation is over then sort as you can be bothered in the evenings!
FAQ how are you getting on? I too now have deadline of having to clean/sort house by tomorrow (Friday lunch time). Was about to post a similar thread then saw yours.
Could somebody give me a boot up the ass please, I couldn't sleep last night and I'm sitting at the kitchen table with a vat mug of coffee and mumsnetting while there are piles of toys, laundry, papers, books in every room of the house. Also got 18 month DS in nursery this morning so no excuse whatsoever not to crack on...
well downstairs is nearly done - I still have to tackle upstairs, going to take everything out of the DS's room today that needs tidying/sorting/boxing and put it in my bedroom then tonight I'll spent the evening up there sorting it all
oh dear.....I have 25 minutes - DS1 and DS2/3's rooms are clean and tidy and organised, the lounge/diner isn't too bad (5 minutes and I'll have it whipped into shape again), the kitchen isn't brilliant, but again a couple of minutes should getting looking ok enough, bathroom (upstairs and down) are ok......but
My bedroom - is FULL of boxes and bags of rubbish - bugger - there's no way it's all going to be sorted/tidied/organised before she comes.
She'll be able to get in and see the size of the room, and there won't be any photos taken today (will there??) so does it matter if my bedroom is obviously the "centre" of the sorting out in the house?????
lol - I'm pretty sure she won't be taking any photos today - she's coming to do a valuation - and usually the photos are taken once the paperwork is filled in........isn't it??
Fingers x'ed that she gives a figure (realistic of course lol) of what we paid for it......
I've decided that she'll just have to use her imagination for the bits that aren't sorted/cleaned yet lol (although I hope by the end of the weekend (as I'm child free for most of it) that it will be better).
well she's been (she came 15 minutes early !!!!) - figures are what we wanted to hear.....she reckons it's gone back to 2005 levels - which is what we paid for it - so going to put it on for 5k above that figure then people can offer under and (presuming it sells) we'll be ok.