Born to Stage? The 10 Question Quiz

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Home Stager with Transition Stage LLC

Born to Stage?  The 10 Question Quiz

Having a hard time deciding whether home staging is the right career for you? Take this quick survey to help you get the scoop.


Barbie Dream House



1) As a child, you gave Barbie short shrift, but spent hours rearranging her house and longing for the ability to add an extension.

2) Try as you might, you can't pass a magazine stand without picking up several shelter magazines.

3) While staying in friends' guestrooms, you mentally redesign the space instead of counting sheep.

4) You get lost for hours in stores that feature lighting fixtures, fabrics, furniture, and rugs.

5) Dinner burns while you catch the latest Candace Olsen episode on HGTV.

6) You have to administer very strong willpower in any design store, especially those having sales.

7) It causes you real physical and emotional pain to look at old vertical blinds and floral-covered sofas.

8) Your handbag weighs 20+ pounds, because it contains 2 paint decks, the latest copy of Veranda magazine, a Ballards Design catalog, a heavy duty measuring tape,
a book on Modernism, a design notebook and selection of colored pens and pencils, a digital camera and extra batteries, an iPad, and your wallet.

9) Your mind immediately starts working on redesigning every space you enter, including doctor's offices, restaurant powder rooms, and supermarkets.

10) One of the most joyful sentences you can ever hear is, "I'd like some help updating this room."


If you answered yes to the majority of these questions, you're definitely hooked!


Now, get out there and start staging, or redesigning - or just go to the library and get a little design fix!



Photo Credit: Barbie Dream House



Born to Stage?  The 10 Question Quiz

Comments (38)

Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

LOL Judy.  Very funny.  I always hated Barbie.  the funny thing abt the stores you mention, I like going, but I hate spending a ton of time there.  I like to pick lickety split.

Aug 10, 2011 03:48 PM
Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

Hi Shar - I think stagers may just have a few things in common...  ;-)

With bags that heavy, you sure don't need to go to the gym!

Aug 10, 2011 04:02 PM
Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

Hi Debbie - Glad you liked it. Yeah, there's just something about Barbie, isn't there?  When I go to design stores, I get lost in the shapes and colors and textures if I'm just looking. When I'm there to buy specifics, I'm more like you - very decisive and quick.

Aug 10, 2011 04:05 PM
Janet Jones
Just Your Style Interiors, LLC - Kihei, HI
Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Hi Judy--OMG, this is great.  I answered "yes" to every one but #1 (I didn't have a Barbie--but actually wanted her house more than her!).  And I'm laughing about #8, because that is so me. 

Aug 10, 2011 09:57 PM
Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

Hi Janet - Great! I'm so glad this gave you a laugh! Stagers unite!

Aug 11, 2011 12:30 AM
Janice Ankrett
Janice Ankrett Home Staging - Burlington, ON
Staging Professional

So that's how I ended up staging! LOL. I enjoyed your list ;). It's me!

Aug 11, 2011 11:36 AM
Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

Hi Janice - Cool! I'm glad you enjoyed this.

Aug 11, 2011 12:40 PM
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

hi Judy -- Love your ten signs and can relate to most of them!  Like Julie in comment #1, my parents didn't "allow" Barbie in our house, but I didn't want one anyway!  I was too busy decorating our large dog house out near the back patio  :-) 

Aug 11, 2011 02:13 PM
Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

Hi Maureen - Hey, a house is a house, right? We work with what we have!  Was your client happy with the results of your decorating?!?  I can see it now: New dog bed... bigger bowls for food and water... wallpaper of dogs chasing cats...  A truly awesome project!

Aug 11, 2011 02:20 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Judy,

I laughed so hard reading this list! It's a great check list! I think stagers are pretty amazing people and deserve a lot of respect. You are so valued. Not everyone has that talent and you make it clear, it's a gift!

Thank you for sharing the gift of who you!

Aug 11, 2011 06:57 PM
Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

Hi Patricia - I'm so glad this gave you a good laugh!  We stagers certainly have a very definite view on the world...  ;-)

Thanks so much!

Aug 12, 2011 01:30 AM
Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

Hi Valerie - There are some days when I can't figure out why I have a bad heaache, and then I realize it's from lugging all this stuff and pulling the muscle in my shoulder...  I'm working on getting a rolling bag set up with all my stuff - the list grows with every project I do.  Glad you got a chuckle out of this!  ;-)

Aug 13, 2011 01:03 AM
Birgit Anich
Birgit Anich Staging & Interiors, 203.807.4040 - Norwalk, CT
CT Home Stager Fairfield & New Haven County

OMG, this is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo TRUE! I am YES on ALL your questions. I love how you rolled this up!!! Thanks for sharing Judy!!!!!

Aug 13, 2011 04:33 AM
Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

Hi Birgit - How fun! I'm not surprised that you answered yes to all of these.

Aug 13, 2011 04:51 AM
Marie Graham
Owner, The Refreshed Home White Plains NY - White Plains, NY
Westchester County Interior Decorator, Home Stager

Hey Judy! Funny, and suggested! 

PS Just wondering, did anyone have a Honey West doll?

Aug 13, 2011 08:09 AM
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy and morning Judy

Judy, this here sure was a mighty fun blog post to read this morning. Reckon I'm not going to be a Stagger.

Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

Aug 13, 2011 11:46 PM
Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

Hi Marie - Wow! Thank you! I didn't have a Honey West doll - didn't even know about them. Did you have one?

Aug 14, 2011 01:54 AM
Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

Hi Dale - I'm glad you found this fun, and have eliminated at one thing from potential job opportunities!

Aug 14, 2011 01:55 AM
Wendy Tomm
Beyond the Walls - East St Paul, MB
CCSP, RESA-PRO, BBB - Wpg Realtors

Hi Judy. Great blog and yes I can relate to the 10 mentioned...loved the Barbie narrative.

Sep 05, 2011 07:59 AM
Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

Hi Wendy - Thanks! Glad you liked this.

Sep 12, 2011 02:46 AM

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