Starting to Declutter: Living room & family room

Starting to Declutter: Living room & family room

Let’s Start Decluttering! If you haven’t had a stager in your home yet, now would be a good time to get one in.  Contact or find the realtor that you are going to use and ask for a staging consult.  They should provide this service free of charge. Now that you have identified what large furniture items that you won’t be taking with you to your next home and that you don’t need for staging,…

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What to do with Unwanted Items?

What to do with Unwanted Items?

Sourcing Where Unwanted Items Go Yesterday’s challenge was to tag all big furniture pieces that you won’t be taking with you and that you won’t need for staging.  Large furniture items are the most challenging to dispose of due to sheer size. There are alot of options to dispose of big furniture pieces but it takes time to figure this portion out so its best to start early, do your homework and not leave it…

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31 Day Get Your Home Ready to Sell Challenge

31 Day Get Your Home Ready to Sell Challenge

Last week, I did a staging consult for a lovely couple who were downsizing from their large family home.  The home had served them well for several decades but the children had moved out a long time ago, and they no longer needed all that space.  AND they no longer wanted all that upkeep either. TOO MUCH STUFF! The challenge for most people who have lived in their home for at least 10 years or…

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31 Day Get Your Home Ready to Sell Challenge – Day 1

31 Day Get Your Home Ready to Sell Challenge – Day 1

It’s Day 1 of the 31 Day Get Your Home Ready to Sell Challenge. Today’s challenge is relatively easy.  Its just getting ready for the upcoming days. You’re going to grab boxes from a storage or local hardware store for all that packing you’re going to do.  The liquor store has particularly strong boxes for books or delicate and fragile items. Grab a bunch of post-it notes, markers, packing tape and plastic bags for clothes…

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Go to Open Houses in Your Neighborhood

Go to Open Houses in Your Neighborhood

Why Go to Open Houses in your Neighborhood? A few years ago I staged a home that had a stunning newly renovated kitchen.  It was complete with long sleek granite counter tops, new high end kitchen cabinets and of course the very best stainless steel appliances. Around the same time I staged another home that had a gorgeous en-suite bathroom in the master bedroom.  Beautiful tiles, nice new vanity, great shower including an expensive trendy rain shower head….

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