We’re putting our house on the market this week. We’ve been doing lots of prep work every weekend for the past few months and we’re finally ready for the For Sale sign. I am absolutely dreading this process. We’ve already tucked most of the boys toys neatly in the basement and cleaned out all the closets. We’ve painted, we’ve replaced counter tops and we’ve even arranged for our dog to spend time with family so we don’t have to worry about what to do with him during showings. But, I have no idea how I’m going to keep up with the housekeeping. I’m a generally neat person, but my house definitely isn’t show ready every morning when I leave. Chances are there are dishes in the sink, unmade beds and laundry in need of being put away.

I’ve read some articles on prepping kids to move, so I think I know how to prepare my kids emotionally for the move. But I need someone to prepare me for the selling process? I need some tips on selling a house with two small children underfoot. How did you do it? What were some of your tricks?