In my last post I addressed the very basic information that we are selling our home. After we got over the shock and wrapped our minds around it (not sure if we have completely), we had some work to do. It would be real easy to blow thousands of dollars getting the house ready but I don't have thousands of dollars, or a million dollar house, and I have a hard time spending money on things that will ultimately be left behind for the new owners.
1) Light Bulbs. We don't live like slobs, but a 100 watt bulb can sure illuminate a lot of things we overlooked. Like dust. On the ceiling. Lighting can also change the mood/vibe of a room without additional decorating or painting. Eco-friendly shmeeko-friendly, I'm trying to sell a house. No one is going to buy a house if they have to view it by candlelight. Box of 4 $6. I'll need about $50 worth of light bulbs.
2) Small Decor Items. I knew I needed to have updated decor items. I spend a lot of time looking at other listings and their pictures. Seeing items from the 1970's cannot be a good selling point. I already owned this small key hook rack but had a kid's school picture hanging above it. I'm removing personal items and replaced the picture with this doorknob and hook combo from Ross. Cost $7.99
This rug can't be present during the house photo shoot but I do plan on leaving it out for showings. I'll reveal later why we have this one spot of color. I found it at Walmart for $6.
The impersonal whimsy factor. I've had this sign forever. I remember getting it at Hobby Lobby. It resides in the master bath. It would have to have been on sale so I'm going to guess I spent $10 or less.
3) Broken/Dirty Globes/Glass. I needed to replace the glass on the ceiling fan since one had broken. Of course they don't have the same one I already had so I had to replace 3. Lowe's $3.48 each.
4) Curb appeal. I'm really loving these. They'll only grow bigger and flower more. I'm undecided on getting more because I'm afraid my dogs will get tangled up in them and drag them across the yard. They're kind of dumb like that. Walmart $3.98 each. The yellow upside down pot is being used to elevate the other mum and was clearance priced for $1.