November 9, 2014

Where the toothbrushes live.

One of the things that I'm most afraid of with selling this house is the showings. We - a family with four children - will still be living here while we try to sell it.

When I leave the house in the mornings to take them to school it looks like wild animals live here. The kitchen is frightening, because we use it for breakfast and lunch making and probably still dinner the night before.

The kids' bathrooms... oh don't even get me started. Toothbrushes are all over the place and toothpaste is on the walls. And none of the four toothpaste tubes have caps on. I also have a teen and a tween who take showers every morning, so, wet towels and rugs everywhere.

In an effort to stay on top of things and keep the truth hidden from prospective home buyers, I organized the kids' bathroom drawers today.

I have no idea how sanitary this is but it has to be better than keeping your toothbrushes out on the sink. Or maybe this is a total no brainer and is how everyone does it and I'm just now getting a clue. Wouldn't be the first time.

Also, as I went to labeling each slot I called the kids in and asked one of them who I will not name, "Which toothbrush is yours?" and he said "I forget." Um. And I'm like, "So... you just grab any toothbrush you feel like? Don't answer that." I opened up a brand new one for him. Fresh start.

I don't know what to do about the kitchen. We use pots and pans for everything. I did finally remember to get paper plates but you can't eat eggs on paper plates. Well maybe you can but I don't want them to. It's not like we're going to be showing the house every day - or even every week - it's a small town after all and not many people moving in. And they are just going to have to understand we live here. It's not going to be perfect. But at this tiny sliver in time there exists one bathroom drawer that is. For now.


  1. I went through that last year... oh my you have my sympathy's - but it will be ok! Our house sold within a month, for full price - even though it never was perfect!

  2. Is it wrong to hide dirty plates in the microwave (or oven)? :P

  3. Ugh I do NOT look forward to this! We are hoping to put the house on the market, maybe in the spring. Three stories, five children, two cats and a dog? And I homeschool AND run a home biz. I could seriously have a panic attack thinking about it. I don't know how we'll live here and show. I'm going to just have to do the best that I can. :-/


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