I wasn't sure we could pull it off, but we did! We got the house ready to sell in 5 days, 5 extremely long, very exhausting days. I had until 3:30 today, when the realtor would come take pictures. I finished up cleaning with 15 minutes to spare!
I started Monday morning after my mom and sister left. I just went from room to room sorting, packing, and cleaning. The great thing is now most everything except clothes and the kitchen is packed. There is a huge pile in the garage for ARC of NM (like Goodwill) to pick up next week. And there was a lot of trash. I can't believe how much junk we've been keeping around - and we're not really pack rats. But after 13 years in this house, it sure feels good to purge.
Now the house looks really good and plain and clean. I don't think it's been this clean since we moved in! We have painters coming next week, then it will really be great.
The listing went live tonight!