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post #21 of 22
we just sold our house this fall, with a 5 1/2 y.o, 2 1/2 y.o., 6 month old and a big hairy dog at home.

Ditto what everyone said about boxing up stuff, like most of it. I had a cabinet in the family room where I could store a couple baskets of toys, and could throw them in quickly. I cleaned out a couple drawers in the kitchen so if I needed to move anything off the counter quickly I could throw it in a drawer and deal with it later after the showing.

Spend as much time as you can out of the house... go to the library, friends' houses, the park, the mall...anywhere so you are not at home making it messy. We'd leave right after breakfast, the kids would wait in the car while I quickly cleaned up the kitchen, then we wouldn't come home until lunch, then nap. We also watched way too much tv (only for a week or so), and the older two played outside a lot. It's amazing how much you can get done in 10 minutes, a few times a day, when you start with a really clean and decluttered house.

I usually got 2 hours notice for showings, but a couple times it was 30 minutes!

Sending you "quick sale" vibes.
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Anyone sold a house while the kids were young?
yes and we didnt live in it Very thankfully I might add.
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