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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How to Get Rid of Old Furniture

How to Get Rid of Old Furniture

A question  frequently get asked by my clients when I’m asking them if they’re taking furniture etc to their new home, is “HOW DO I GET RID OF OLD FURNITURE?”  That is a great question.  With over 10,000 baby boomers retiring EVERY day in North America, and most of them downsizing, eventually, there is more unwanted items needing to be disposed of.  Large furniture pieces are the most challenging to dispose of due to its…

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