Much to do. Make a list. Tick the items off.
It’s only been one week since I received a quick succession of phone calls which moved the house advert from ‘offers over’ to ‘sold subject to contract’. Revert to practical mode and build another to-do-list, and tick items off.
Day one. Confirmed Birchall Blackburn Law to undertake the conveyancing. Five years ago, when I bought the house, I used Birchall Blackburn Law. Impressed with their service, engagement, communication and price. Expectation is they will deliver the same high service for the sale of our home.
Like all professional services, solicitors are undergoing the transition into the digital age. Makes my life easier. Signed up to the portal. Identity confirmed. Conveyancing questionnaire completed. Proof of gas check sent. Deposit on account made. All without leaving the kitchen table.
Day three. Confirmation of the named case worker and a couple more forms to fill in. All done.
Day four. The ‘for sale’ sign is changed to ‘sold’. Rapid pace.
Stage two of minimalisation
As I prepared to get the house ready to sell, I filled boxes with items to sell at a car boot sale. I’ve put off doing one until I could coax someone to do it with me – sometimes I need a little support or encouragement. After much pestering, my eldest daughter has agreed to get up a 6am and help. While there is some willingness, which I’m grabbing with both hands, I’m sure it’s going to cost me. What is the current hourly rate for a 16 year old?
Doing a car boot sale (or two) will be one thing crossed off the to do list. although I’ve now started two new lists. ‘House sale’ and ‘Search for a rental property’. To do lists help me, and while people find my lists humorous and numerous, it helps me remember what I need to do. And I take great pleasure in ticking off things once I’ve done them.
At present, my to do lists are getting longer, not shorter. But, tomorrow is another day to get things ticked off.
Now to find somewhere to rent for the next two years.