In prepping our house to go on the market in the next few weeks, I’ve been spending spare moments here and there (because, really, unless it’s after 8pm, that’s all I’ve got) trying to clean out closets and cabinets and the like. I mean, I have invested
hours days of my life watching shows on HGTV, and now it’s all going to pay off, because I know what not to do when trying to sell a house! Or so I tell myself.
A biggie is that you don’t want your closets/storage areas to look cluttered, because that gives the illusion that there isn’t ample space in your home. Which is something everyone wants, right?
So, I cleaned out my pantry. Because before, things were starting to fall out when I opened it, which probably doesn’t give a buyer the idea that there’s plenty of room in there. But there is…I just buy groceries like we might have to live trapped in our home for weeks on end (if I believed in past lives, I would be certain that I lived through the Great Depression), so there’s a lot of food in there.
So it doesn’t look vastly different (the crockpot was out on the counter cooking up something delicious, so that space isn’t normally there) but I promise that when you open the doors now, a bag of egg noodles won’t fall out on you. Oh, I also found a jar of hot fudge that expired in 2007, 2 whoopie cushions (hidden from little boys who like farting noises, and create too many of their own natural ones to need whoopie cushions all day long), several bottles of bubbles from weddings, and a bag of M&M’s that I can’t believe I didn’t know was in there.
Question, though: is it normal that I have 4 kinds of oil (peanut, 2 kinds of olive, canola) and 4 kinds of vinegar (white, red wine, apple cider, rice) in my pantry? I mean, I do cook a lot and we often try new recipes. But still. If I came over to your house, would I find stuff like this?