The stager has given her 2 cents, which somehow add up to $150. As per her advice, we have managed to removed any semblance of human life form from this house:
Laundry baskets? "Oh, no, no, no!!"
Garbage cans/pails/bins? "NO!"
All family pics MUST be down and out of sight. Rabbis off the wall. All personal effects packed or chucked. Such a warm and cozy house we now live in...
The painter has painted all that we can paint ($1600) and the floor guy who was ridiculously cheap at $700 has buffed and shined. Target has lovingly provided new throw pillows, mini-blinds and shower curtains for a mere $200. Hours upon hours of cleaning lady, roughly $250.
Moving to Israel: PRICELESS :)