8 Places To Look Before Selling Your House

Get rid of all your stuff…

GET RID OF THIS JUNK! It fills up your house and make your home feel claustrophobic.
It also presents your home in the worst possible way.

When you sell your house, nobody wants to see your stuff.
I would definitely use a staging company to hire quality pieces that look great and make the best use of the space.

Given that you are selling your home this is the perfect chance to get rid of your stuff, here are the places I would start to look…

1: The Pantry its always full of crap.

The Cajun spice with a use-by date of 1997, your Grandmothers platters you are saving for your kids when you die.
As if they want this stuff, your Mix Master from 1972 that still works (Big Deal) and there will be a shit load of out of date food
you can’t be bothered throwing out. Not too mention the old shitty food stained Tupperware.

2: Your Dresser

The 32 platters you have stuffed in the bottom drawer of your kitchen cupboard, the 6 sets of cutlery you just can’t throw out,
272 pieces of crockery that you need incase you have guests over, 21 Vases and 5 Punch Bowl sets.

3: Kitchen Drawers

This is a wonderful place to look. Top drawer: 29 forks, 27 Knives and 46 spoons that are all over 20 years old.

2nd drawer: 6 wooden spoons, 4 egg beaters, 9 serving spoons, need I go on?

3rd Drawer: 3 hammers, 27 batteries, a set of pliers, 4 packs of picture hooks, 3 rolls of tape a set of screws and 4 tubes of glue.

4th Drawer: 22 tea towels, 4 rolls of baking paper, 5 rolls of glad wrap
Why the hell to we need all this stuff?

5th drawer: The cables from 1980‘s that you will never use and the 6 double adapters and the plastic bags full of plastic bags.

6th drawer: 67 towels… Really, why does anyone need so many towels? Even the ripped ones are still here.
Do you have 15 showers a day? Use your brain, no one needs so many bloody towels. 22 Doona Covers, that’s funny, there are only 4 people in your house, you can probably throw the old ones out…. dont you think?

4: The walls

Yeah the 212 teaspoons you collected on your trips in different towns, the art work you think is cool that looks like I painted it when I had hair in 1981!
Old photos in poxy old frames that make your joint look old. Get rid of all this stuff.

5: Ornaments:

This is another world for funny shaped shit you have collected over the years from shops and garage sales and you thought it would look good on the table next to the couch in 1972. Yeah, that crap and its still bloody there. There is only one place for this shit. It’s called a Skip bin.

6: The Wardrobes:

This is a fucking scary place to look everyone. This is also where fantasies happen. You know what I mean? You still have the dress you wore in 1989 that you think you looked great in. The problem is, that was 37 kgs ago and as long as your arse points to the ground you will never fit into again! Throw it all out, if you don‘t throw it out, then your kids will do it 2 weeks after you pass away so do it now, you need the space.

7: Sentimental Stuff

All the sentimental stuff you have hoarded over the years like your Great Grandfathers books that you have never and will never read, and your Mothers Grand Mothers clothes that you are saving to give to your granddaughter. Your school reports from 1955 you want to pass down and fill up your daughters house. Really, why are people attached to this stuff? It doesn’t mean anything. You just make up a story that allows you to justify keeping old things from the relatives in your life. It actually doesn’t do anything but fill up your house.

8: The Shed:

Holy shit! Tools from the dinosaur era kept just in case you might need them. A few trailers, a boat, maybe an old car and a caravan. 8 x 44 gallon drums because they are great for storing shit. That’s funny, we have shed to store our shit in and then we put boxes and drums to store more shit. Then we pretend they are in some sort of order when in actual fact, the shed is full of junk that should have been thrown out years ago.

In summary:

Human beings have become addicted to buying stuff, that they don’t need or even want because they have the space to put things. Houses have become places to store stuff.
The point of a house is to live in. To feel freedom, not packing it with shit from the shops you have become attached too.

So if you are selling your house or want to live with more freedom, order a skip and throw away this crap!

Know Your Numbers

Would you go to the football if there wasn’t a scoreboard? I mean, why would you want to watch people in coloured jumpers kick a pigskin between two large sticks if there was no way to tell who wins. You just wouldn’t do it. So why do people run their businesses without a scoreboard?

People are so busy working to provide products and services, yet they have no idea if they are making money or not. This is the definition of insanity! Most people have no idea how much money they even want to make.

Do you know how much money you want to make this financial year? If you don’t, then why are you in business?

The reason we are in business is to make a profit. And to successfully fulfil this goal we must keep overheads low and make good margins on our products and services. However, most people don’t have a clue about their numbers. Remember your numbers don’t lie, they tell the story of your whole business.

Don’t rely on your accountants, they are no help when it comes to knowing your numbers or helping you move your numbers in the right direction. They wait until after the fact and are useless as tits on a bull if you ask me.

If you want to know about running your business properly I will put you in touch with a man that will change the way you think about your numbers and help you transform your whole business.

Send me a message and I’ll connect you!

Don’t go another day in business not knowing your numbers or you may as well run it with a blindfold on and throw your money away.

Much Respect

Rohan Merry

Beyond Expectations Painting Masters


m: 0417398504

e:  rohan@rohanmerry.com 

Writer: Rohan Merry

Editor: Ben Roberts

Dilemmas Of The Night

Lying in the darkness,
Eyes wide open,
I can’t stand it.
I can’t sleep, It’s 3:27am.

The eery silence is quieter than usual,
One thousand brutal thoughts running through my head.

My kids are all sleeping somewhere else tonight,
Arguments last night… I hate that.
I’m alone, locked in the prison of my own head, I need to find the key.

Desperate clients but I can’t make them all happy, no matter how hard I try.

I have lost 9kgs but still feel fat. Fifty four years old soon, how did that happen?

My body wants rest but it’s too late.
My mind’s running way too fast, please stop.

Wow! Life never stops…

Or does it ?

Always the next thing to do, I get up and train.
Is it already that time?
Can I have today off? No! There are no days off.
Get up and wash away the night.

PS: who just wrote that… was it really me?


The Comparison Machine

Thinking of the present moment is weird because it takes me into the past to compare something to the now. So how can I be present in the past?

It’s kind of like comparing Mum to Dad, it’s bullshit. So how can I be present when my automatic default is a comparison machine?

I hate that my machinery needs to judge and compare so I can feel better about myself. It makes me tired and I need all my good energy, I have no time to waste it on crap like that. Everything that you compare in the present, makes you block out the past.

You say it takes something! That’s because your machinery doesn’t want you or me to be present, it wants us to live in the past, dwelling on our fucked up stories to sabotage our future life. The problem is, we think we have a choice. Sorry… bad news, we have no choice, we are in the trap. The screen of our minds is on rewind and there is nothing we can do but accept and acknowledge it.

Writer: Rohan Merry

Editor: Ben Roberts

Start Before You Are Ready

How many times have you had a great idea only to never actually create it? I think this is because we are naturally programmed to get it right and when we don’t think we can we don’t even make an attempt to start.

Too often I see people with magnificent ideas, and that’s all they ever are, an idea. They spend a couple of weeks lining all their ducks up in a row and making plans and when the last duck won’t line up that’s it, they quit before they even start.

To all of you sitting on your great idea, you know the one… Yes the one that has never seen the light of day. It’s time to start even if you don’t feel ready, because once you start, things will always fall into place.

Remember this: You don’t have to get it right…. but you have to get it going.

Be courageous and start today, there is magic in just starting a project. It may just grow into something far better than you could ever even imagine right now if you just start.

Stop being gutless, its time to start and we both know it

Writer: Rohan Merry

Editor: Ben Roberts

About the Writer

Tell The Truth 

Rohan Merry is an entrepreneur from Geelong, Victoria. He runs his own Painting business called “Beyond Expectations Painting Masters” where he and his teams of tradesmen transform homes from ordinary to extraordinary before they are put on the market to be sold.

In his spare time he enjoys writing about many different aspects of his life and also coaching budding entrepreneurs on how to sell their products or services, in a way that holds integrity.

You will read pieces written about relationships, marketing and sales, mental health, physical health, how to better yourself as a person, motivational issues and many other topics.
Rohan writes about everything he see’s and experiences, whether this be something he discovers on his 10k walk every morning, whilst lying in bed at 3am, whilst eating dinner with his family, whilst reading books, the list of inspirations are endless for him. 

The name ‘Tell The Truth’ comes from Rohan’s main motto in life, which is, Tell The Truth. He believes in karma and the fact that dishonesty brings bad karma. Dishonesty, causes you to live with that lie for the rest of your life, once your lie gets out in the world it impacts everyone. We all have a choice, always choose the truth.

In this blog Rohan wants to explore his truths, he wants everything out on the table so that you can learn from his life and his experiences.

There are many sides to a person and Rohan is willing to take off his looking good mask and be vulnerable and talk about what doesn’t work as well in his life.

He truly hopes you enjoy reading his work and that you benefit from the material that you read 

Main writer- Rohan Merry 

Editor- Ben Roberts