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Simple Pleasures – Open House Style


As I prepare to sell my house, these are some of the things that give me satisfaction:

1. A decluttered closet. Nothing extra is hanging about. The surplus has been donated, and out of season items stored away. Ahhh.

spin_prod_1833805012. Smudgeless appliances. This is the ideal. It rarely is the reality. Stainless steel is harder to keep clean than the old fashioned type of appliances.

3. A poop free yard. My silly dog won’t go anywhere but in the side yard at home. She never leaves behind anything on a walk, not even a drop of pee. Too much information, I know. At least she only uses a small, out of the way area.

4. Cleared off kitchen counters. This is how I like them. I have a toaster, a fruit bowl, and a small container of utensils. That’s all.

5. The fresh smell of an “Ocean Breeze” candle. It makes the whole house smell clean and puts me in a good mood.

Author: BulgingButtons

I'm a middle aged woman doing the things that middle aged women do and trying not to beat myself up. I'm living the life I choose with the man I love, the grown up son who impresses me all the time, and the most adorable pup ever rescued from the euthanasia list. We live in the heat of the Southwest, where I regularly sweat through my Lane Bryant bras.

8 thoughts on “Simple Pleasures – Open House Style

  1. Less is best in showing homes. Less makes the rooms look larger. Take down personal items such a photo so the person can image the home as theirs. They have a stainless steel cleaner that works well for shine.

  2. I agree with you. Even with metal polish you need hours to clean a fridge. I did it on saturday and my hands still smell like this devilish cleaner-thingy, although I wore gloves. uh!

  3. I could see a vivid picture of your house from reading your post. I aspire to have mine looking the same even though I cannot foresee myself selling it anytime soon. Any other words of wisdom? How do I get from amazing overwhelming clutter to fresh clean ‘less-ness’? In other words: help! In the meantime good luck with the sale.

    • Two words: storage unit. I’m not proud, but taking things out of the house and putting them in storage has made a world of difference and reduced my stress level a lot. It will make moving a lot easier too.

  4. You can’t go wrong with poop-free, IMO. Well, poop-free house, I guess.

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