Tips for Selling a House: The Outside

selling, packing homeschooling

Now if you have watched any HGTV show you know curb appeal is very important.  My neighbor across the street has the perfect lawn.  He also has grown kids.  We have the challenge of a nice looking curb appeal with kids that want to play.  Here are some simple things you can do. Get the kids involved!

  • Pull big weeds.
  • Spray other weeds. (you can pull them if you want)
  • Invest in mulch and re mulch all flower bed.
  • Trim bushes
  • Paint doors to give them a fresh new look.
  • Throw broken toys away.
  • Fix any outdoor structures (like swing set, or shed)
  • Have a staging basket for porch-I have one with cushions, and table cloth for our back porch. I don’t keep them out all the time, cause the dog and kids would destroy them!
  • Have potted flowers to liven up areas.
  • The Garage…..the garage….the garage.  Now if you have a perfect garage-well I want your secret!  BUT if yours looks like mine-you keep the door down to hide it from the world!   Start throwing away-start giving away.  Straighten up as much as possible.
  • Have I mentioned that mulch can change the look of an area.  I had always wanted to mulch an area.  It was a pain to mow, it had weeds.  Here is before and after pictures. (I still plan to add a few plants/flowers)

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NOW-what to do when the kids play?  Let them play!  We got new jump ropes and chalk.  Get some new balls.  Here is what happened when the kids play. Good thing I knew it was going to rain that night!  But there is always the hose.  Our driveway has a huge hopscotch right now!


I can’t hide the fact that our kids live here 24/7.  We just have to be creative in how we do it!

Next week I will continue giving  tips for: 

  • 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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