January 25, 2018

Home Organizing Ideas: Staging a Closet Maximizes Space When Selling a Property

It’s no secret if you’re selling a property home buyers will open up cabinets and closet doors, it’s not because they’re nosy persay, these buyers want to know how much storage and closet space is available for “their stuff” on the property. Closets are one of the most important features in a listing, so it’s imperative that home sellers schedule time to salvage unorganized and overpacked closets. Unable to find what your looking for, items continually falling to the floor, or worse yet, not being able to shut the door are all reasons why you might want to consider organizing your home closets. I recently took the weekend and went through every closet in my house, no I’m not selling, but if I feel this great purging the old to make way for what the new year has in store, imagine how buyers can envision your newly found closet space. […]
January 18, 2018

“Home Goals” to Conquer in 2018

The new year provides the perfect excuse to set new “home goals” that   can help you improve your mental and physical well-being. From getting organized to cleaning to repairs or trying something new, make 2018 your best year yet with these home goals. When building your master to-do list, choose a good mix of home goals that can tackle different areas of the home, vary in budget, project duration and have a scale of skills set required. This way you conquer multiple projects during a variety of times throughout the year to maximize your efficiency to schedule what you can accomplish and hire a professional for the rest. Whether you rent or own, keep an ongoing master list of projects and ideas you’d like to get done to feel more at home where you dwell. The list can contain manageable small items like painting a room or changing a […]
January 11, 2018

[VIDEOS] Truth Behind Living in a Clutter-Free Home Part II

There is no place like home when it’s organized. Did you know you don’t have to live with the clutter around you? You can make a conscious decision, right now, to live in a clutter-free home and stay on top of the mess by implement a few of these home organizing strategies. We recently shared why clutter maybe building up in your home and how a combination acknowledging its presence and obtaining home pride you can begin to declutter your life – both mentally and physically. If you missed the first part of The Truth Behind Living in a Clutter-Free Home than read the post here before continuing with these strategies. One of the biggest problems homeowners face is dealing with clutter and cleanliness. When a homeowner hears those two “C” words, they tend to twitch and immediately get defensive about their private space. If this sounds like you, it’s important […]
January 4, 2018

[VIDEOS] The Truth Behind Living in a Clutter-Free Home Part I

Let me be the first to say, “get-organized” usually tops the a New Year’s resolution list of many, especially if you’re a homeowner — but clutter tends to build back up by the end of January. The truth: living in a clutter-free home takes work, consistency but most importantly a mind shift. As a home stager I never really understood why a home with amazing potential, looked like a cluttered pig sty. Dirty laundry piled high, dishes in the sink, dust bunnies the size of tumbleweeds rolling across the floor, surfaces that have never seen a cleaning cloth and clutter build-up in every room can be a turn off for any potential home buyer or guest alike. I quickly discovered clutter not only has to do with a homeowner’s living habits, but their level of what I like to call “home-pride.”  Pride(n.) 1. their triumphs were a source of pride: self-esteem, dignity, honor, self-respect, self-worth, self-regard, pride in oneself. 2. take pride in a good job […]
December 28, 2017

Best of 2017 Home Staging and Decorating Tips

Well, we’ve reached the end of another year — 2018 is upon us and before the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve I’m taking this week to reflect on life to review our successes, failures and where we can improve. I take pride in producing valuable content for a homeowner — no matter if they’re selling or dwelling to help make the home staging and decorating a bit easier for you to create a space that feels at home.  We’ve been teaching home sellers how to embrace home staging since 2009, so it seems fitting that we first share our top six blog posts on the subject matter. If you plan on selling in 2018 — these are a  must read. Home Staging Tips These posts have been derived from your questions or problems when it comes to staging a home. From how to hire a home stager to […]