Food: And not the stuff you find in your fridge. I mean half finished juice boxes stashed in a random linen closet, nibbled on string cheese under the couch and of course, the obligatory Goldfish crumbs smashed into your carpet.
Expired Coupons: You’ve got to get at least partial credit for at least trying, right?
Broken Crayons: Crayons have been around for what, 100 years? Isn’t that a sufficient amount of time to make a crayon that doesn’t snap so easily?!
Doll Parts: Ever wonder why all of your daughter’s dolls are naked? It’s because their wardrobe is hidden in your living room/kitchen cabinets/vase on the family room table…
Hair Ties: Hundreds of them.
LEGOs: It’s not until you move that you realize 150 of the 600 piece LEGO set you got little junior for his birthday are not stored in the toy chest, but rather lurking in dark corners of your house waiting to stab the bottoms of your bare feet when you least expect it.
Hidden Wall Art: Remember when you pat yourself on your back for you flawless parenting skills when you told your kids not to draw on walls and they actually listened? Guess what, they didn’t.
Dust: Dust, dust and more dust. You thought your house was clean(ish), but little did you know, you have a full family of dust bunnies taking up residence in your home.
Important Items:Over the course of the two years I have lived in my house I have cancelled 3 credit cards, gotten one new license and reported my passport as lost. Over the course of the two days I packed up my house I found all five of those things.
And one thing you will NOT find…
Matching Socks: Even when you have cleaned every corner and sorted every item, you will STILL not be able to find the mate to the countless single socks that you have been saving in your laundry room for the last 3 years.