Selling Your Home and Moving to a New One can be Challenging if You Have Youngsters
Selling your home and moving in to a new one can be especially difficult when you have young
kids who are curious about all the proceedings. Between making the arrangements for moving
out, answering to their questions and dealing with their shenanigans, the moving out process can
be challenging (and enjoyable).
Start by organizing
You need to keep the home in the best condition when the buyer visits. Kid’s toys may be cute,
but the scattered toys in the rooms make them look untidy. Children usually leave their stuff at
the places where they were last playing with them, and this can make the process of tidying very
difficult. When the buyer comes for an inspection, he/she may or may not approve of the
untidiness. Of course, many buyers themselves have kids and are understanding of the problems
of keeping the home neat when there are kids around.
Still, it is your responsibility to keep the home neat and clean during the buyer’s inspection. You
can easily manage this by maintaining colored boxes and shelves in the kid’s rooms. All toys can
go into them. If you are lucky, your kid may himself/herself take interest in keeping the toys in
the colored boxes. You just have to make them understand that it is also a type of play to keep
the stuff in boxes.
Also, consider asking the kinds if they can let go some of the toys. Children grow bored very fast
with the toys. They may not even be playing with many old toys. Just pack them and move them
away, so you have lot less toys to handle.
Plan on outdoors
This can be an effective plan if you have the time and money to stay outdoors a couple of days
before the buyer arrives. This keeps the home very clean and looking new. Besides, kids simply
Plan on eating out
Preparing food can be messy especially with kids around. You need to clean up the dishes and
the kitchen often. This can be very problematic when you have multiple buyer appointments.
Eating out, or ordering food can save you from this trouble.