Saturday, December 4, 2010

Moving Stats

If you came by for the giveaway, you'll find it here.

Hi hi hi! Thank you all so much for the well wishes. I can use all the help to get the house sold. And thank you on the love re: CK Dream Team. It's really an honor!

A few of you had questions about my move, and I thought I'd answer them here, since Blogger doesn't not allow me to email you directly.

Where: 2,720 miles away. Los Angeles. We've lived there before, so it's not entirely foreign. But it's been a while.

When: have no idea!

Stagers: I hired a stager recommended by my realtor. She came and basically told me what I already knew: pack up a lot of our belongings, put them in storage. Then a few days later, she came back with two movers, and they rearranged all my furniture, lamps, pictures, etc. The guys would move a sofa, and the stager would go, "Can you move that an inch and a half to the left?" Totally what I'd do, if I had someone else doing the heavy lifting. I may have found my next job. As a stager. Not a mover.

What else we did: painted all the red away (boo hoo), refinished the bathroom walls and tub (a guy came and sprayed the 60s out of them, it's all white and so beautiful now), put in new medicine cabinets, organized every closet in the house (thank goodness old houses have small closets), cleaned every nook and cranny, Magic Erased the remaining walls within an inch of their lives (note to self: buy stock in whatever company makes those), and the evilest thing of all: made the kids pack 99% of their Legos away.

Remember that photo of my dining room being painted?
Now, it looks like this:
(photo taken by Judy Petersen)
Not my thing, but hey, if it will sell the house... And yes, Marie, you can quote me on your crusade against stainless steel appliances.


Barb December 4, 2010 at 5:04 PM  

Ooooh, it looks very... ummm... staged. lol
No, seriously though, it looks very sellable. Good luck to you!

laura vegas December 4, 2010 at 8:51 PM  

i can see where the staging can really help sell a house. but has to be hard to see your personal choices that you've made, just disregarded. at least when you get your next house, you can do it all again :)

Anonymous December 6, 2010 at 6:19 PM  

oh i LOVE the new color on the walls...NICE! but i will always love the red walls, too. you've been busy!

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