You’ve probably heard moving is stressful. Maybe you’ve even been through it and can distinctly recall the agony you felt waiting to hear on a contract or the exhaustion that overtook you after making beds and vacuuming for showings.
We’ve moved around a bit, so going into it this time I knew I had to do some things that would make the entire process less painful. Less stressful. For me that meant having a project.
So I went green.
I got my interior designer game on and studied HGTV (and Pinterest) like it was nobody’s business. Except I made it entirely my business. I went all Edward Scissorhands on an old fake Christmas tree we planned to throw out. I created wreaths. I cut the underside of a boxwood bush in our yard, and painted a terra cotta pot white. I grew to love Granny Smith. By the time of the first showing, there were deliberate splashes of green all over my house.
It tends to get a bit gloomy where I live this time of year. I beg for the leaves to reappear on the trees come mid-April.
Shades of green speak life. Renewal. Clean.
All the things I want a future buyer to feel.
The good news is we’re coming into the final stages of this wacky transition period and I haven’t completely lost my marbles.