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Hey y’all…I know that a lot of you have asked to see certain rooms of my home that I have never shown before. Well, today is the day – I am giving you a full home tour and sharing some news.
There has been a lot going on behind the scenes at my house for the past few weeks. Honey Bee and I have decided to venture towards the “D” word…downsize. We have been fortunate to live in our beautiful home for 14 years, but it is just too large for the two of us. So, we made the decision to sell our house. Four weeks ago we began purging, cleaning and perfecting our home for the real estate market. Our home was officially on the market Saturday morning and Saturday afternoon we had a contract! AND we have a back-up offer!
Now we wait for the home inspection and appraisal…
…and then the real work begins. Where.Will.We.Live? Currently we have no clue.
We don’t want to rush into anything and make a hasty decision. We do know that we want to move into town also known as ITP – Inside The Perimeter of Atlanta. We would preferably want to move closer to Jenn and Kara too. Honey Bee is leaning towards condo living but I am not sold on this idea. I would prefer a door that opens to a small patch of grass as opposed to a concrete balcony.
Being that we can’t agree at the present moment, we may rent somewhere in town. The good thing is that we have plenty of options. The bad thing is that this is happening fast and furious…but it is very exciting!
Can I backtrack for just a minute? The past four weeks have been tough! I couldn’t figure out why I had so much crap and why it was taking me so long to clean. I had a couple of revelations:
- This was the longest amount of time I have lived in one home in my adult life.
- I like to hold onto items for “just in case” – I need purple glass, turquoise plates, etc. This list is large.
- I had a LOT of emotional clutter that I had not dealt with in years. Items that belonged to my mom. Gifts. Duplicate copies of photographs, childhood memories, Jenn’s childhood memories – there was a lot to deal with and purge.
- Lots and lots of craft supplies.
As hard as it was to purge, toss and donate – I did it and I am better for it. I feel lighter and brighter and ready to move forward to this next step in my life.
Enjoy the rest of the tour!
So we will be very busy the next few weeks. We will manage to sneak in a little mini vacay to the beach as a treat for all of our hard work. As soon as we return I imagine we will need to begin packing and prepping for our move. Any volunteers?
We will still be blogging. We are actively working on creating Jenn’s Master Bedroom Closet for the One Room Challenge™ – Look for an update tomorrow.