[Dutch Lock Down Day Four Hundred Thirty Six]
This morning I have practiced my Dutch by filling out the Lijst van Zaken (list of stuff we’re taking or leaving or is up for debate) and the Vragenlijst Over de Woning (questions about the house) and have quite a few things planned this weekend to prep the house to sell.
It’s basically about staging which, to me, is simultaneously a thought exercise and giving into my organisational urges.
Which are not appreciated UNLESS we’re selling a house.
But first the news:
- Vaccine target will be missed, but NL is back on the road to ‘normal’
- Van Dissel calls fourth wave ‘unlikely’; warns we are not out of danger zone
- Coronavirus press conference: Restaurants and museums to reopen June 5
Staging is all about completely neutralising the decorations – nothing too artistic or weird or iconic or out of the ordinary – which is completely BLAH to me and about removing pictures of the family so that other families can picture themselves living here – which SUCKS cause the Minions are SO CUTE but also about organising all the things and basically keeping the house spotless because a potential buyer could stop by AT ANY MOMENT.
Be still my beating heart.
See, my partner and I have been married for TWENTY YEARS and we have VERY different levels of comfort with organisation and cleanliness – he’s content to let the sink pile up while I twitch when there’s a single fork laying out.
But when selling a house?
THAT is where you live.
Sure, it’ll be kinda rough with three children, a cat, and a partner that are absolutely miserable but I’ll be in heaven and that’s all that matters, eh?
Hence, this weekend and every free minute between now and when the photographer arrives is dedicated to staging.