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Home Need Organizing? Fortunately, It's Organize Your Home Day Today!

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"Keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness, blow the rest away.

... Dinah Craik




Did you know that we don't use 80% of what we "save" around our homes? Organizing an entire home clearly is not something that you can begin and finish in just one day, but getting a head-start on a day dedicated to this task can help you start and keep up the motivation to continue until you've reached your goal.


"There is nothing more calming than an organized home"

... Unknown


"Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful."

... William Morris


Today, on Organize Your Home Day, why not start by making an outline of tasks ranked in descending order from those that need immediate attention, and start tackling them. You can focus on a room or an area every week and you'll have an organized home sooner than you might think is possible! 


"The best way to get something done is to begin."

... Unknown


If you're planning on selling your Greater Charlotte home this year, tidying up your home is a critical first step in getting your home ready for market. Whether you need more closet space, a dedicated home office,  or room to grow, use Organize Your Home Day as your catalyst to getting ready to sell. Reach out to Nina Hollander with Coldwell Banker Realty when you're ready to get started. We can help you organize and stage your home to sell.


"You will never be completely ready. Start from where ever you are."

... C J Hayden


Organize Your Home in a Month in Less Than an Hour a Day

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"Imagine yourself living in a space that only contains things that spark joy."   

... Marie Kondo


Why Staging Matters When Selling Your Home

Nina Hollander, Realtor In Charlotte Can Help You Stage Your Home For SaleStaging your home for selling success means having your home appeal to the greatest number of prospective buyers by highlighting your home's strengths and downplaying its weaknesses. Staging matters when you're selling your home.


And the good news is that staging your home does not need to cost a lot of money. Taking the time to stage will reduce the amount of time your home is on the market and more than likely sell for a higher amount.... lots of return for the investment of time and minimal dollars.


"For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned."

... Benjamin Franklin


Staging Tips For Success

In addition to the staging tips in the infographic below, which covers staging tips we've all heard many times and includes depersonalizing your home, freeing up closet space, neutralizing with paint, don't forget to:

  • Declutter and remove furniture to make rooms feel more spacious.

  • Enhance the lighting in your home and swap out the low wattage bulbs for higher wattage. Let the light in and open curtains/drapes/blinds.

  • Think symmetry when placing lamps, artwork, accessories.

  • Don't forget your pantry... clean it up, "stage" the items on the shelves.

  • Put trash cans and cleaning supplies out of sight.

  • Neutralize the owner's suite... make it gender neutral and use soothing colors.

  • Clean, clean, clean... kitchens, bathrooms, floors, windows. Use professional cleaners for carpets. Everything should sparkle. For a checklist to deep clean your home, click here.

  • Stage your front porch and your patio. Freshen up the front porch and front door with paint if needed; pressure wash.

  • Clean up your mailbox... often it's the first thing prospective buyers see. Replace it if necessary.

  • Freshen up your front door and make sure doorbells and locks look fresh and actually work. Paint your front door if necessary. According to  research by Zillow, homes with a black front door could sell for an estimated $6,449 more than similar homes with other front door colors.

  • If you have pets, remove litter boxes from view, eliminate odors, put away food dishes, remove furniture that's been damaged by pets.

  • Don't forget your garage. If you use it for storage, make it neat and not looking as if it's taking over all the parking space.


Infographic: Staging Your Home For Selling Success

Staging Your Home For Success When Selling


6 Staging Mistakes To Avoid

Keep in mind, however, there are mistakes home owners can make when staging their homes. For a list of 6 staging mistakes that can sabotage your home sale click here.


These tips for staging your home for success are provided by Nina Hollander and Carolinas Realty Partners with Coldwell Banker Realty, Greater Charlotte residential real estate experts. Want more staging tips and advice? Contact us. We've been providing our clients staging assistance and advice for 22+ years.




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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is excellent advice to share.

We need to get rid of a lot of our stuff before our next move.

Jan 14, 2023 08:55 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Nina,

Staging is so critical.  I am going to read your staging mistakes next.  A seller can't just clean the house and put everything in the closets because a buyer will still see that and a red flag can go up saying there just isn't enough storage space.   

Jan 14, 2023 10:18 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 I'm the same way, Sheila. Not only should everything have its place, it always needs to be put back into its place.

Jan 14, 2023 10:32 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Will Hamm hi Will... I managed to get a big chunk of my garage done in early December while it was still warm. Now I'm waiting for more warm days to finish up.

Jan 14, 2023 10:33 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Roy... I'm always cleaning out and decluttering, but I have no doubt that if we moved tomorrow I'd have way more to deal with than I think.

Jan 14, 2023 10:34 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® hi Sheri... I'm always telling my own clients to empty out their closets to the point where they don't look "naked," but still look like they have more room for storage.

Jan 14, 2023 10:35 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Nina- I absolutely love all of your quotes. When we were moving back to Texas, I edited what I had by asking myself if I needed them...if they brought me joy or happiness...and if I could replace them if I changed my mind. 

Jan 14, 2023 10:51 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Nina Hollander, Broker You really have wonderful tips on how to freshen up and organize your home. Well done - I hope you do not mind if I shared this 

Jan 14, 2023 12:11 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Kathy Streib that's exactly what I do, Kathy, when I'm going through stuff in my house. And if I haven't used something in "forever" and forgot I had it in the first place... it's a pretty good clue I don't need it.

Jan 14, 2023 12:31 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hannah Williams thank you, Hannah, and of course I don't mind if share! I'm flattered that your think it's worth shraing.

Jan 14, 2023 12:32 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I have offered to help my wife with decluttering and ask here to give me a few days' notice so I can get the dumpster.

Jan 14, 2023 02:52 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Nina I hate to admit it, but my home, particularly my home office is in need of a little organizing.

Jan 14, 2023 06:38 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

That would be great to organize my house has the only spark joy as I look around Nina…

Jan 14, 2023 10:23 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Nina I cannot show this post to Diane she is a freak about keeping the house ..... well you know, then since the Pandemic she did not want to have housekeepers.... so it is a constant struggle, Endre

Jan 14, 2023 10:30 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Endre Barath, Jr. good morning, Endre... no way, no how would I give up my housekeeper because of a pandemic. And I didn't. And no one got sick... not I, not my husband, not my housekeeper. 

Jan 15, 2023 05:00 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS good morning, Paul... it's food for thought about one's home, for sure. Happy Sunday to you.

Jan 15, 2023 05:01 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

George Souto good morning, George,,, if there's any place in my house that always needs a bit of organizing, it's my office. 

Jan 15, 2023 05:02 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Ed Silva good morning, Ed... I have a feeling that maybe you are exaggerating just a tad with that dumpster comment? Happy Sunday to you.

Jan 15, 2023 05:03 AM
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Hello Nina Hollander, Broker excellent post for organize your home day. I always need to organize my home.

Jan 15, 2023 11:33 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

John Pusa hi John... my home is good; my office not so much...it always needs a ton of clean-up. But I do know where everything is.

Jan 15, 2023 12:28 PM