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Moving Out Quickly (Pt. 3)

So we are here! When we last left off on our adventure, we were packing our life into storage units and moving into the camper. Well, we managed to do that, and I thought it was going to kill us! There’s so much more I wish I were able to do. I wish I was able to clean the house up more. I wish I was able to pack the RV better. And I wish we had done more laundry before moving in. Time doesn’t wait for wishes though!

Empty Dining Room

Empty Dining Room

Moving Out Quickly! (Part 2)

We are on Part 2 of “Moving Out Quickly”.  I am trying to hang on to my sanity while my house looks like it has been through an unnatural disaster.  Thankfully, I’ve had some flexibility with work and have been able to do a great deal of packing.  Here’s the run down on the last couple days:

We have officially bought out all of the Heavy Duty Boxes in the store

We have officially bought out all of the Heavy Duty Boxes in the store. . . and nice socks

Day – 5: We called the electric company and water company to make sure we weren’t missing anything when it comes to transferring ownership.  We gave the realtor that information to pass on.  I opened a P.O. Box and sent a mail forwarding notice in to the Post Office.  I stopped by the kiddo’s school to write a note that she would now be a car rider.  So far she has not missed any school in this huge transition.  The Hubby and I packed up our offices and emptied the bedroom closets except for our clothes.  At the end of the night, in a move of desperation, I made some Thanksgiving Pancakes to add some cheer and use up items in our pantry/fridge.  They were a success!  After that, I used a little deep tissue massage to work out a knot in the Hubby’s back so we can press on for the next day.  The pressure is starting to build.  We are all super excited the house has sold, but now I feel like we are running out of time.

Moving Out Quickly!

And… we are back to frantic mode again!  The hubby and I are so happy that the offer worked out, and we have come to a deal.  Our house is officially off the market and in contract.  The catch is that we have to be moved out in exactly 7 days from today.  7 days!

Even with our house staged, we still had a full house of furniture.  So what have we done in the last couple days?

Unloading the trailer

Unloading the trailer

Our House is Finally for Sale!

Lease to Purchase offer

Good News:  We had a potential buyer look at our house

Great News:  Said potential buyer made a great offer for the house

Scary News:  Potential buyer wants to lease the house while waiting for their own house to sell.

So this weekend has been an emotional roller coaster for the hubby and I to say the least.  We were delighted when our realtor called us up on Friday night and said there was a potential buyer who wanted to maybe look at the house.  Cue the small happy dance.  He called back on Saturday morning to let us know that the seller’s agent would be taking a tour of the home.

Real Estate Photos

Taking Real Estate Photos

It’s ready!!!  Finally, after weeks the house is ready to put on the market.  And now, It’s time for me to schedule a massage.  For real, I’m due for one and I can tell my muscles are knotted up on my lower back.  It feels like a spaghetti fork has twisted my muscles up there.  Anyway, back to the house.  As we were doing the final packing up for the house I started taking the house photos.  I’m sure the realtor will do a great job on his own taking photos, but wanted to have some back ups just incase we ended up with something like this.  So I had to get smart real quick on taking real estate photos.  I wanted to incorporate some of the things I liked from real estate listings I saw.  First, I’d like to state that in many areas real estate photographers are readily available.  If they are, use them!  They are slowly getting more popular here in South Mississippi, but most realtors do not use them here…yet.  We cannot afford to go out of pocket for taking real estate photos on our own, so we are stuck with the DIY method.  If that’s the case, I have some tips for pulling this off.  So without further adieu: