Some of my favorite words from my little one…
Cool Bus (school bus)
The teacher in me wants to correct him so he won’t end up being 30 and still speaking these words incorrectly. But the mama in me doesn’t want him to ever change as I savor each moment realizing he won’t be little forever. He brings me joy and lights up my face each time I see him. I love his warm hugs, his constant singing and the way he teaches me everything he knows. Today his little body is fighting a bug, so he’s staying home with mama. He’s playing with some toys, resting, coloring, resting some more, reading, and watching Mr. Rogers on Netflix. After tucking him in for a nap I look around at my living room. Toys strewn about, pillows and blankets everywhere… Ah… the life of having a young family.
This is not a problem for us right now… but we are not selling our home. As I’m sure you know this is not a good impression for a potential home buyer! Of course not. But we all know the seller still needs to live life as usual and the little ones still need to play. So the most important thing? Have a plan! Simple shelving that compliments the furnishings can house firm plastic or wicker baskets. These will act not only as toy organizers but also as attractive accessories and can clean up a room for your online photos, while serving as a way to quickly prepare for showings as needed. Setting up a guideline that the kiddos can only get their toys out in their room or a specified play area can also be helpful and keep the living areas free from children’s articles. These small changes can make a huge impact on a buyer’s first impression, which is most likely going to be from your picture-perfect staged photos! This will not only invite them to view your clutter-free home, but let them know you have cared for it while it was still yours.
So in short, no need to hide the little cuties for the term of sale. Lots of memories to be made and hold on to… just a simple way to plan during this soon-to-pass season in life! Leave a comment to let me know you stopped by, or email directly to ask a question you may have.
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