Monday, February 13

Domestic Diva, I am NOT!

For the past few months, I have had a small splattering of people want to come by and see the house that I am renting because it has been offically on the market as a rental. There really haven't been that many people and after that first month, the visits really decreased to a trickle. Now, that the house is on the market as a sale, the lurkers are coming back in droves. The house was just listed as a sale....yesterday and already someone wanted to come today!
This part of the whole "staying in the house" plan sucks! I am a slob. I am lazy and really don't care about the condition of my house as long as it is somewhat clean and smells ok. Other than that, I don't have that immediate necessity to do the dishes, I make my bed at night before I get into it and constantly leave clothes EVERYWHERE. It is one of the pleasures of living alone. Plus, little Max is really the tornado of the house, so regardless of how tidy my crap is, he has left a path of destruction. Being me, I don't generally care that every toy is in its place or that there is a slew of miscellaneous crap on a chair in the dining room. At least it is all on one chair!
So, with people wanting to come over at a moments notice this is really a problem. Usually I will run around the house for the 15 minutes before they show up and just hide everything, but when I am not home and they want to come, it is a problem. I can't have people inspecting the house with my unmentionables laying right out in the open. So, they are coming tomorrow, during the day and I need to establish some sort of organization so that I don't have to majorly clean every night. I just don't have that kind of time. Plus, I have boxes everywhere that need to get moved into one empty room and I don't have the strength yet since the fall to carry anything down a flight of stairs.
This is a problem.
The house has to look neat and tidy to sell it.
(although it won't at that price, what is he thinking?!?!)
I don't wanna clean, I hate cleaning.
What's a girl to do?
And Max does "help", in fact he has to vacuum the stairs because he lost a superbowl bet!
Is there a 12 step program for sloppy people who would rather scrapbook?


Just Me said...

oh girl! every house i've sold i've moved out of a house trying to sell = bad

Mimi said...

As an agent, I think that once you get the house tidy (the deep once clean) just wander through in the morning and pick up everything and put it away - like two minutes before you leave, just a quick walk though.

Also, have the dishes in the dishwasher and the beds made.

Hope that helps! LOL at the stair vacuuming.

Greta Adams said...

I am with a house while trying to sell=disaster for me...