I've asked around for different people to save us boxes and newspapers so we have started building up a pretty good supply. I love plastic storage totes so I was able to get a few of them when they went on sale after Christmas.
We've patched all the dents and deep scratches in the walls, painted the bathrooms, painted the railings and touched up the rest of the walls in the house. This was such a pain because only one thing could be done at a time...two kids that LOVE to touch wet paint made painting a struggle!
All the closets have been cleaned out and multiple trips were made to the Salvation Army. It feels so good to have organized, thinned out closets. I know this will make the packing and moving process so much easier. Moving only good stuff is a great feeling!
We showed our house for the first time (before it went on the market) to a couple from church that heard we were selling it. We also got a few emails from other residents that showed interest so I'm hoping that this is a good sign.
We obtained our personal property taxes and we dug out our deed. Both of theses items are needed for the realtor to list our house. The stress of just finding these documents was crazy...I'm hoping this process goes easy on my nerves because I don't know if I can handle it!
We made an appointment with the real estate agent to put the house on the market. He's coming out March 2nd to take pictures, do measurements and to get the final details to put it on the market.
We packed our first box on February 24th. It was surreal, sad, exciting and proof that we really are a few short months away from moving. Ready or not!