Today some people came by and picked up the furniture they purchased as well as half my house plants. My down stairs living room is EMPTY. It is weird. I find that I have an unnatural and almost spiritual connection to our things. I found myself hoping that the family who bought my couches and tables would take good care of them as if they were living and breathing things.
A few people have been kind of jerks and want to come to the house and tour every room, find every tiny and minor flaw in the furniture then negotiate a “better” price when everything is clearly marked and we’ve told everyone it is non-negotiable. The prices we are asking are extremely reasonable and we are taking a HUGE hit on everything. Do people not understand how difficult this is to do? Do they not understand the emotional strain that making an International move puts on a family? Then to come in and add to that strain by negotiating over a tiny hairline scratch on a piece of furniture? I find it disrespectful and insulting. I have been telling these people to leave my home and not come back.
But maybe I am just insane.