On the weekend, we had out first open house to officially kick off the campaign to sell our abode. We have spent the past month, or so, cleaning, tidying, de-cluttering and de-personalising the interior and exterior, to allow potential buyers to see the house as a place they could live. This has been an interesting and slightly confronting experience, as it means taking a big step back from how we like to have our home, to now living in a building, that looks lovely, clean and tidy (most of the time), but is not where we’ll be for long.
The first de-personalising we did was swap all our wall photos over from happy-memory family shots, to beautiful scenery photography that we took when we traveled around Europe (pre-child).
I also had to de-clutter and beautify our book shelf. My beautiful friend, Holly started this process off for me (thank you Holly) and I was able to finish it using a little creativity and some special items around our house. Admittedly, there are still some favourite photos on the bookshelf, but I figure they are small and are way too special to put away, even for a short time. The actual bookshelf was made by my very clever dad – I just adore it.
In my future home, I am going to try to live my life with fewer items and less ‘stuff’.
Have you ever de-cluttered and de-personalised? How did it feel? Do you have some beautiful items that just NEED to be displayed?
Where I Stand 21.05.2012 #photoadaymay