How To Organize Your House To Stage

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When you are getting ready to sell, you no longer have complete privacy.  

Buyers will be snooping in every nook and cranny of your house.  And, it is amazing what buyers will assume based on the way you keep your closets and cupboards!

You want to sell quickly and for the most money possible so you cannot afford to lose a sale over a pile of dirty socks in the corner of your closet or tipped over condiments in your cupboards.  When closets and cupboards are crammed, buyers assume:

  • The house hasn’t been cared for,
  • There isn’t enough storage space (even if there is tons!),
  • Their things will never fit in a house with this little storage
  • They don’t need to see the rest of the house if these people haven’t cared for the house or have no room for storing the basics.

Honestly, I am not being dramatic!  I actually walked out of a house in the first 2 minutes of a showing when I was looking based on how cluttered the house was.  And, I don’t even want to talk about what I discovered under someone’s bathroom sink with my realtor at one showing!

In ”30 Days Around The House” my team of organizing experts (Angie Dahlman at Organize Your Biz, Marianne Kelly at OrganizeNation and Kelly Schaeffer at Task Complete) and I are sharing tips everyday to show you how to get organized to sell or dwell. You wouldn’t believe how much better you will feel once you get a grip on even a single drawer in the kitchen!!    Here are some of our latest tips:

  • If your junk drawer is out o’control, check out the organizing solutions here.
  • Kelly, at Task Complete recommends having a “drop spot” for your end of the day items like wallets, keys, sunglasses, etc.  To get more of Kelly’s great time saving tips check this out.
  • Set up your system now for school supplies your kids bring home at the end of the school year.  Watch here to learn more.
  • Need more organized cupboards?  Watch here and here.

But, if you are super busy or just hate the thought of diving into a big project like organizing your house, leave it to us.  We make things organized and beautiful every day and we’re REALLY GOOD at it!


If you need help designing to sell or designing to dwell, I’m here for you!  It’s my job to make your life happier and easier no matter what your design goal.

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Rethink Home Interiors                                                

Moving can be stressful.  If you live in the Philadelphia Suburbs and need to get organized to sell, let Home Staging expert and Moving Concierge, Lori Fischer of Rethink Home Interiors help you get your project started + give you peace of mind.                                                                                                                                                                                   610.724.1108

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Comments (1)

Randy Bocook
Keller Williams Coastal Area Partners - Richmond Hill, GA
Selling Coastal Georgia

Great article. Thanks for sharing these tips.

Jun 11, 2013 01:07 AM