The work of preparing a house for sale

Preparing to sell a house involves pain, both physical and psychological. We are in the process of de-cluttering, organizing, and purging the house where we have lived for 25 years in preparation to list it next month. Real estate agents and home stagers are ruthless in their evaluation of what to remove or add to make each […]

De-cluttering and Decision Fatigue

De-cluttering brings on decision fatigue. If you want a headache, backache, and a pain in the neck — all at the same time — decide to sell your house! Purging, de-cluttering, organizing, and cleaning are all necessary to prepare a house for sale. Since early January, we’ve been clearing ‘stuff’ from the basement. We began in […]

Saying Good-bye to Favourite Books

To date, saying good-bye to favourite books has been the most painful aspect of the de-cluttering and purging experience as we prepare to sell our house. Readers know that my husband and I are in the midst of a ‘basement bootcamp’. We are purging   One long wall of the finished area of the basement […]