Home Staging Tips: Front Door Wreaths when Selling Your Home

using wreaths when staging your home

The general consumer believes that home staging is about keeping things neutral. Front door wreaths are typically personality driven. Does this mean that they should come down when selling your home? Are front door wreaths actually too personal a touch for home staging? Home staging doesn’t mean depersonalizing. It means knowing your home buyer. To […]

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Apps for Home Stagers – Do Use and Do NOT!!

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There are some terrific apps to incite one’s inner designer, but which are good apps for home stagers?  There are a couple of gems I’ve found, and some, I have to warn, you will get you into expensive trouble if you don’t know EXACTLY what you’re doing.  Take it from this home stager who wound up with […]

Curb Appeal Ideas – A couple of new ones here

Curb Appeal

Home stagers are mostly known for the world of difference they make on the interior of a home for sale, but we are just as impactful on the outside when we talk about curb appeal.  In my feed with week was this post on Curb Appeal that I thought worth sharing… We always recommend owners repair […]

Remodeling Statistics On Home Stager Recommendations

Home Stager recommendations

Typical home stager recommendations for sellers prepping their house for sale usually include:-  Finish up the Honey Do list i.e. fix all the stuff that’s obviously broken.  De-cluttering – having a serious tidy up and throw as much away as you can. And have a yard sale. And donate to the kids. Get rid of […]

How to remove a water ring on wood with MAYONNAISE

remove water rings from wood

Yesterday the unthinkable happened. We were staging an occupied home and moving furniture from the main house to a detached garage across the driveway when the skies opened up. Rain was pouring down all over our customer’s beautiful cherry furniture. The top had glass that was now suctioned to it. Despite our best efforts, we […]

How many pillows does it take to stage a home?

I was packing for a Jacksonville home staging job yesterday and I simply had to laugh as I packed up bag after bag of pillows. I’m one of the home stagers that actually owns all of my furniture, and frankly I wouldn’t have it any other way. Still, I know great stagers, like Karen Otto […]

The Ultimate Linen Closet Organization Guide

As a professional home stager, I love great organization techniques. I really wish that I used more of them in my own home, but I’m getting better. Someday maybe I’ll become Alejandra, but probably not. That said, when selling, after we reduce our closets to the minimum that we really need to keep in there, […]

Top 10 Home Remodeling Projects and their ROI

Top 10 home improvement projects

Wondering what are the top home remodeling projects? This infographic represents the Cost vs Value Report 2013 by NAR and Remodeling Magazine. Home Improvement ROI isn’t like they show on TV Watching home improvement TV shows like Love it or List it, give the impression that you will not only recoup all of your money […]

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Home Staging for Living: Organizing Your Home Infographic

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Home Staging isn’t just for home selling. Often when professional stagers leave a property, sellers wonder why they didn’t live like this all along. If you want to add a touch of home staging for living, this infographic by Greatist my be of great help. Expanding on Home Staging for Living Tips from the infographic […]

Closet Organization: How to fold a fitted sheet.

how to fold fitted sheets

Closet Organization: How to fold a fitted sheet. Want to know how to fold the perfect fitted sheet, so that your closets are tidy and organized? Elena Lai Etcheverry from Charity Wings shows just how easy it is to make it look just like it came out of the package, even if it just came out […]