The house FINALLY sold. My closing date is August 15th. Thank goodness – I made my deadline by 15 days.
I was paying the StoneBridge Realtors a stay payment to keep my condo since I was supposed to close on it July 1st. The stay payments were not cheap, and I had to put an additional $10,000 down to demonstrate I was serious. The $10,000 could be applied to closing, however the stay payments were not – $1,000 per month.
The first realtor I had did not grasp the concept that these stay payments were not indefinite. I had to close on the condo with a new deadline of September 1st. A big miss!!!
Thankfully, I had put a number of large items in the garage sale to help clear out the rooms. So, with my mother’s help, and the use of furniture sliders (greatest invention ever that can be found at stores like Home Depot) we staged the house.
Once I made my decision, it was time to start getting rid of stuff. My folks generously offered to have a garage sale for me at their house. I hauled 7 truck loads of crap up to their house and sold a ton of stuff – $670 worth. And, I only hauled 2 truck loads back. What I hauled back will be put out when I have a Moving sale to get rid of garage stuff and other household items once the house is sold.
I tackled the closets in the house too – went through paperwork, pictures, and memorabilia. It’s amazing what you save or keep. There were boxes that I had not opened since I had moved into the house. So, entire boxes of stuff was either shredded or tossed.
As I have already alluded to, this was not an easy process….
I have always lived in the suburbs, so it was weird to think that I would want to live downtown. Was I nuts? And, I did have a beautiful home (which was expensive and big). Why would I want to get rid of it?