Ever wonder why we hang our stockings on the mantle??
The tradition of the Christmas stockings began by a story told since ancient time about a kind noble man who had three daughters. The wife of the nobleman expired and the daughters and their father were left in a state of sorrow. The daughters had to do all the work in the house. When the daughters became young and eligible for marriage, the poor father could not afford to give the huge dowries to their husbands.
One evening the daughters, after washing their stockings hung them near the fire place to be dried. Santa Claus being moved by the plight of the daughters came in and put in three bags of gold one in each of the stocking hanging by the chimney. The next morning the family noticed the gold bags and the nobleman had enough for his daughter's marriage. The daughters got married and they lived happily ever after. Since then children have been hanging Christmas stockings.
While I could go on and on about traditions for the holidays, lets talk about something else... How about how to prepare and get your home ready for market. How do you make your home a Buyer's Desire?!? So to incorporate the 2 subjects we will instead of singing the 5 Golden Rings from the "12 Days of Christmas"...lets sing the 5 Tips to Home Staging!
Staging Tip #3
If it's smaller than a basketball, pack it! No more than 3 items to a table or shelf!
Too much stuff is too much stuff!! Space sells!! For accessories use the basketball rule. If your accessories are smaller than a basketball, pack them up! Accessories should only be used to accent a few areas of a room, not fill all surfaces. In closets, leave only clothes for a one month stay. Pack the rest. Arrange pantry like a grocery store shelf, labels facing outward and like products grouped together. Arrange linens like a department store; have only one extra set of sheets per bed, pack up the rest. Remember, space sells! Fold fitted sheets and pillow cases into the flat sheet and stack with rounded fold facing out. Towels should also have the rounded fold facing out and stacked in like colors.
Our stagers have a full inventory of accessories to give that professionally decorated touch which will bring out the special features of a home. We update and/or properly place furniture and accessories to give a warm and custom environment to make the house appeal to the largest number of buyers.
...stay tuned for Tips # 4 and #5.
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