Recording Inventory is quite boring unless you play with it.

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Home Stager with Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607

Along with a Staging Consultation, Color Consultation, and re-design, we offer Staging Inventory rental. It's not a secret that buying something new for staging inventory is my shopping therapy. Also I am one of the people who is never happy with immediate choices that I have to make when buying all necessary accessories right before my staging job. It always looks like I never find the right item when I need it. So when I shop for my client or on my stress relieve shopping trips (which ever comes first) ,  I do buy extra accessories that draw my attention and especially if they have a great price tag (is that just an excuse?LOL)

I don't have heavy furniture pieces in my inventory but I help my clients to make a selection at our furniture rental companies . I carry art work, lamps, rugs, accent chairs, side tables, silk flowers, pillows and throws, bath towels, bedding, one of a kind accessories. To stay organized, I have to keep track of my inventory. Also it makes packing for the staging job go smoother.

Today was the DAY. I started my Spring cleaning and spontaneously decided to organize my Staging storage and make pictures of my Staging inventory. How many nice surprises I have found! Since I don't like routine jobs, I decided to take small breaks in between and put some packages together with my latest inventory addition and old finds. I guess I am very much like my daughter. When I send her to clean her room, she always end up playing with toys.

staging inventory package #1

staging inventory package #2

staging inventory package #3

Staging is not just moving furniture around, I do believe that in order to make your property stand out from the competition you should create an emotional connection. By choosing the right accessories we give your house a WOW factor and motivate your buyer to make an offer. 

Staging inventory close up

We also encourage Realtor to include close up shots to MLS photo package.

It is not easy to guess that I took another break to write down this blog. Now I have to go back and finish organazing. Tomorrow I'll work on picture files.

Comments (13)

Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Hi Anna ~ It looks like you really had fun creating different looks for this bedroom, using different props from your staging inventory!  It's a great idea to review what you have so that you remember it for "that special project" that will come up in the future.  OK, now you've inspired me --- I'm on my way to go review mine, too!

Apr 10, 2012 12:14 PM
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Anna, I love the inventory you carry and, I like that you are taking photos of it to show clients all of the tricks up your sleeve and the possibilities for their rooms-having all this top of mind will give you a head start on that special project.  Way to go!!!

Apr 10, 2012 02:11 PM
Janet Jones
Just Your Style Interiors, LLC - Kihei, HI
Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Hi Anna--that was a really great idea.  I photograph the individual items I have in inventory, but you created whole ensembles out of them.  Very clever. 

Apr 10, 2012 06:05 PM
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

You have some great toys to play with too Anna.  I am always so impressed with your creations.

Apr 10, 2012 09:31 PM
Wendy Tomm
Beyond the Walls - East St Paul, MB
CCSP, RESA-PRO, BBB - Wpg Realtors

Great post and lovely pieces.  I have a warehouse of furniture, artwork, accessories of all sorts.  We don't have any great rental companies in our city so I have had to purchase most of the inventory myself.  I tend to sell off furniture pieces every couple of years to keep my inventory look fresh and new.

Apr 11, 2012 12:08 AM
Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Anna - You are a girl after my own heart.  I love shopping for inventory, and yes, I too use it as therapy!!!  I agree, often, although I have tons of accessories, I want just the right one for a staging job, so off I go to buy more!  You certainly have a wonderful collection, with a lot of whimsical pieces to add interest. 

Apr 11, 2012 12:45 AM
Anna Dovger
Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607 - The Woodlands, TX
Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX

Maureen, it was fun. Now I will be waiting for your pictures.

Janet, thank you. It will also save me time when packing so I would take only what I panned. Well maybe couple of extra items, but not whole bunch of extra items.

Thank you Roger. During my staging consultation I got to play with owner's items and it's not always a perfect fit.

Thanks Wendy, very often I am hesitant to buy furniture, but I am glad I don't because it will automatically create higher overhead expenses.

Sally, thank you. I think I have couple of pieces that you have. Amazing where Vancouver and where Houston. I guess great minds think alike.

 

Apr 11, 2012 03:11 AM
Kathy Strader
Memorial Staged Homes - Houston, TX
ASP

You may call it "playing" Anna, but I call it smart.  I may have to do a little playing with my inventory also.  I like the idea of having picture of inventory in context rather than each piece on its own.  Nice!

Apr 11, 2012 07:45 AM
Anna Dovger
Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607 - The Woodlands, TX
Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX

Kathy, it also showed me if I need some items to complete different packages, so I wouldn't be running around very last minute.

Apr 11, 2012 12:05 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I love your inventory and how you have mastered the art of "grouping" it together.  Well done, as always!

Apr 12, 2012 09:21 AM
Anna Dovger
Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607 - The Woodlands, TX
Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX

Thank you Sharon.

Apr 12, 2012 11:43 PM
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

I could sure use your services right here in the Clearwater area!!! You have some wonderful items!

Apr 13, 2012 06:10 AM
Anna Dovger
Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607 - The Woodlands, TX
Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX

Barbara, I am glad you believe that "it's all in details". Yo need to ask your local stagers if they can provide close up shots of their inventory that they use in staging. I am sure you will find one in your area. And what I can tell you that huge part of this business is advertising. You probably can find a popular stager in you area who is good in marketing, but don't overlook ones (maybe new to the business) who has great inventory and the eye for the design, check their portfolio. Give them a chance and you will make the best team ever.

Apr 13, 2012 11:39 AM