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Stagers as Organizers
Let me say that I primarily stage, decorate or redesign occupied homes. I do work on an occasional vacant home, but not many. In addition to being a capable stager and decorator, I find that more and more I am utilizing my organizational skills! This is true especially in the Midwest, where we don’t “throw anything away”! Many of my clients have homes where they store not only their own stuff, but “mom’s stuff” in addition to “Grandma’s stuff”! The key for me is to help them either contain & conceal all of this “stuff” or assist them in removing it!
• To Get Rid of Stuff: I do suggest clients try to find a reputable Resale Organization that benefits great causes such as Battered Women or the Homeless. Folks feel better about donating their possessions to a group that does good things in the community. I also suggest Consignment Shops where they can make a few bucks by selling their things.• To Contain Stuff: I’ve found a few inexpensive & creative ways to accomplish this in additon to the obvious "container store" purchases.
Below is a home office located the corner of the living room as you first enter the ... more
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