Tips for Selling House-What to do with the Kitchen?

selling, packing homeschooling

With 4 kids, when I go grocery shopping I tend to buy/stock up on extra things we need when they go  on sale along with coupons.  I was running out of space.  My pantry was packed and over flowing, while extra food was spilling into the kitchen.

So when we decided to move-I thought, no more stock piling for a while.  That is the first tip for the kitchen-no stock piling.  (I know for some this may be hard and intervention may be needed!)

Other tips to help:

  • Clean and clear  the counters.
  • Paper products
  • Purge old appliances and cook books
  • Fix anything that needs to be fixed.
  • Clean more, in places you normally don’t clean.
  • Eat food you already have.  Work on emptying pantry (remember you have to mover everything!)
  • Plan your meals
  • Consider freezer meals
  • Remember your kids still live there and your kitchen will get messy.  Have everyone pitch in to clean it!
  • To clean something out-just take everyone out, and then put back.

I had been sick for three and really didn’t do grocery shopping for the 6/7 people living here.  They had to keep finding things to eat.  The last week was a little hard for all, we ate out a lot!  I finally did a big shopping trip (and yes I bought 10 ketchup bottles-they were on sale!).  After I got home, I felt my pantry needed help.  Knowing I could not do everything I only did the bottom.

So here is what it looked before(I had taken some out)


Here is what it looked like after I threw away some stuff and packed two small boxes.


I am going to work on the other selves as time permits, but just having the floor back show how big the pantry is.  Little things like that will make a difference.

Here is the thing, trying to do all this with 4 kids, a future daughter in law and grand baby getting ready to move in is hard.  Today, while I was cleaning and doing school with the kids, Isaiah decided to tie the dog to his big wheel.  When your kids are with you all the time, it is hard to do everything you need to do and keep done when trying to sell.  And some days, well some day you just need to not worry about what your kitchen looks like.

This week I will continue to give tips for:

  • The battle of Laundry
  • Homeschool area and what to do with the kids
  • 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!

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