Friday, May 13, 2011

It's about time...

It seems like its been ages since I listing anything new in my Etsy shop, so over the last week I've been able to whip up two (count em TWO!) mug rugs! For me, quite the feat! Why has my sewing time been so sparse?

Our townhome is officially:
- FOR SALE -
(and making it look spotless for website photos and showings takes a lot of time!)

(All of these photos were taken as soon as the realtor finished taking his photos for the listing website... no baby gates, toys, or clutter to be found!)


(the toilet has since been child-proofed!)
But now he loves to flush it... sigh.



My poor sewing space has been reduced to this... but still usable, and my projects are tucked away in boxes in the next room, so I'm ok with it. I kind of like it all neat and tidy... see that rainbow quilt on my cutting table? Its going to get quilted tonight! *huge grin*
... AFTER Eli is in bed!

Anyone have fun tips for making showings super special? I always make sure there are fresh flowers out, and a treat on the kitchen counter. What else can I do?
We've had 3 showings in the last 2 weeks. I consider that progress in a market like this!

10 comments:

~The Bargain Babe said...

3 showings already is great. Your home looks wonderful. We moved a year-ish ago and I know what work it is to get the house ready!

:)

Amanda said...

sonething that smells nice! boil some cinnamon right before you leave.

you're still staying in columbus area, right??

Cristin said...

Definitely staying in Columbus! IF it sells we're hoping to stay in the Westerville or Gahanna area.

Domain said...

Years ago when we were selling our townhouse (and by 'we' I mean, my mother an I when I was a kid) the realtor told her to make a little dish out of tin foil and put vanilla extract in it, and put it in the oven on low - it makes the place smell like baking. Just in case you don't have time to leave a treat on the counter!

Good luck!

Pamela Nees said...

light scented candles...

Rachel said...

I always hear baking cookies will do it. I love your 'window' in the sewing room!

Mary Carole said...

Love the mug rug and the pictures of the townhouse look fantastic! If only it stayed that orderly in "real" life, right? :-) I say that as I look at my living room floor that is covered with Power Wheel cars...yay!

As for that cutting table...I got the exact same one for Mother's Day! It has been a back saver!! Love it!
~ MC

Lisa said...

last time we sold I put a BIG bowl of lemons on the counter and right before a showing, I would run one through the garbage disposal ... looked nice and smelled fresh too! House is beautiful ... good luck keeping it so neat with the little guy around!

sew katie did said...

love the tile in the kitchen.

I Plead Quilty! said...

SOLD! Columbus is a commutable distance from Minneapolis, right? Right?!