Living in a home for sale
What do families do on a day to day basis when their home is for sale and showings could happen at any time? I've seen plenty of homes picture-perfect staged for open houses and photos, but can/do families really live that way the entire time the house is on the market?
I suspect this is difficult if not impossible for busy families with young children. How much 'imperfection' is generally tolerable for a showing? I personally look past the belongings and paint colors and only really 'see' the structure, but I know a lot of people get hung up on the minutiae.
What's your daily routine before leaving home? Do you hide the toys/toothbrushes/dishes/dog bowls, load up the potpurri, freshen the flowers, scrub the sink/tub, sweep the floors, dust the ceilings, alphabetize the towels, and on and on?