Selling a House with Kids. I don't recommend it.

But welcome to the real world, right?!

 If you didn't know, we went through this process about three years ago. We had our house on the market, eight days later we had a contract and it was an absolute nightmare after that.  To make a long story short we ended up moving all of our belongings into pods on our driveway, and then two days after our closing we learned that it wasn't going to happen and we ended up moving all of her stuff right back in. All the while losing out on our perfect home.

But as is God's seemingly never ending plan.... It all worked out just as it should.

We had decided that we would spend the time in our house and enjoy it.  A few months later we were pregnant with Hazel and we've been here ever since. We did some pretty big upgrades to the house  (new driveway plus other random projects) And so a couple months ago we decided to put it back on the market and see what happened. Quinn had just learned to ride her bike and we were itching for that neighborhood that we were so very much lacking.

Although selling a house with a pool right before summer starts? Probably not the wisest idea.

So I've learned a few things here and there and thank goodness for friends who just went through the same process! So I've put together a few tips for those unlucky few who list their house and don't have the luxury of just moving into an apartment.

1. Let go of any and all ideas that you will show a clean house. Seriously. It helps if you think to yourself, "If someone can't see past the fact that three kids and two animals live here.... Move Along please."

2. This is the best tip from a girlfriend. Buy yourself one (or two) laundry baskets that you can put all of your shit in before a showing. Thanks to my small business, I have never ending amount of crap that I had to stash when we listed it. So a lot of that is just thrown into my swagger wagon along with odds and ends.... toys, jackets, all the things you may not have the time to put all away right before a showing.

3. If you have a cat.... get yourself one of these! You will not be sorry. We unfortunately have no good hiding place for our litter pan and this is awesome with helping with keeping it clean!

4. Have yourself a big glass of wine. And get ready to read all of the stupid comments that realtors will leave about your house. No joke.

All kidding aside, it's been ok. Thankfully I still have a napper and one that naps every couple days so I had the time to tidy up for the most part before leaving. The process is horrible and I wouldn't wish it on anyone, but there is light! Or at least I hope.

More info on the Litter Genie below! 

This post was sponsored by Litter Genie. While I received this product at no cost to me, all onions are my own. I seriously love this thing.


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