Tips for Selling your House: Pack up the Toys

selling, packing homeschooling

Today’s tip is easy, but hard.  Pack up 90% of the kids toys.  Yep 90%.  At first I didn’t think we needed to do this.  But to keep a clean house, when you are in your house all day long with 4 kids, you need to pack up the toys.

What I did, was I gave each kids a bin and told them they could put what toys they wanted to keep in there.  Then we got boxes and just pack up toys.  My little girl was a little sad at first, but I told her that she will be surprised when she opens the box up again.

What to do with the kids when there are not so many toys out.  Oh they will be creative!

  • let them play more video games (they don’t make a mess)
  • special movies
  • have a special craft box
  • plan more outings
  • Goto the movies
  • Go hiking

Remember this time will be short lived.  I remind myself this ALL the time.

How to get the kids to help.  Give them boxes.  I found that boxes at Lowes are pretty cheap.  So I bought some medium and small boxes.  They taped them ALL up and here is what they did.




Well, now that they have put together all those boxes, now we started filling them in out decluttering/packing.  Plus I promised them the boxes after we move.  They are thrilled!

By the way-did you notice my 11 year old’s Duck Dynasty look!:)  LOL

Over the next two weeks I will give tips for: 

  • The outside of the house
  • The battle of Laundry
  • Homeschool area and what to do with the kids
  • The kitchen
  • Hiding the pets and kids
  • Open House

While my goal is to help homeschooling families, any mom getting ready to move will find these tips helpful.  I also welcome another tips in the comments!

I do not blog alone over these next two weeks Hopscotch!  Check out all these other great post over the next 2 weeks!


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