Oct 9, 2008

De-Personalize

I have begun the process of de-personalizing our home to get it ready to put on the market. All the experts say you should de-personalize your home so potential buyers can imagine themselves in your home. All I can say is I don't like it. I completely understand de-cluttering and cleaning up, but this sucks. I took all the magnets off the refrigerator yesterday and it looks like no one lives here. It's really sad looking. I think I'd rather have the magnets and pictures on the refrigerator than this. It was even suggested that we take down all the crosses I have been given over the eight years we've owned our home so as to not offend anyone. If you really know me, really know how I feel about political correctness, you know how I feel about taking all the crosses down. I'm not even a huge fan of the collection of crosses that have accumulated in my house over the years, but they were gifts and I appreciated them. I refuse to remove my art and most of my pictures. I still have to live in this home while it's on the market and I am not going to live in a boring, bland home. I need life, color, fun, representation of ourselves, etc. It's hard for me to understand people who can't see past wall colors, flooring choices and family pictures out. I know there are people out there who can't see past those things, but I just don't understand them. We're the kind of people who walk into a house and start thinking about the potential a house has and what walls we can knock down. I wonder what the woman who will come to our house to take the pictures and give us tips about putting it on the market will say about what I leave up and out in our home. Her advice will only be suggestion so we don't have to do it, but still it will be interesting.
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