I was reminiscing this week about when Melissa and I sold our house and the projects we did to prepare to list it.
A new walkway.
A new furnace.
A refinished deck.
Newly-painted interior trim.
Then we experienced what most home sellers do: regret for not doing these projects sooner so we could enjoy them while we lived there.
Sure, we made them a priority to help get top dollar for our house, but imagine the value doing them sooner would’ve added to our lives!
My brother-in-law, Tom, came to one of my book talks last year and I mentioned something about loving yourself enough to live in a sales-worthy home. It seems the idea stuck with him because since then, he’s been on a mission to clean house. He and my sister have been getting rid of things left and right — selling, donating, and recycling — things they’ve talked about clearing out for years.
Anytime I see them, they gush about how much better their home feels and how much better they feel.
Take a look around your home. If you were house hunting, would you jump to put in an offer? If not, why not? What might you change?
Could you use some new curtains in your bedroom?
Might your bathroom need a fresh coat of paint?
Maybe an overall good dusting?
You deserve to have these things done now so you can enjoy the fruits of your labor (or payment). Your home doesn’t need to be spotless and perfectly organized before taking on some of these projects. In fact, doing one of them may inspire you to clear out and clean up even more.
OK, I want to hear from you. Comment below and share your punch list and tell me which one you want to tackle first.
Dream BIG and then build the foundation underneath through those stupid-small steps I’m always talking about.
Imagine how amazing your space will feel when you finish one of these tasks. And then watch that feeling spread into all areas of your life!