Staging Protects The Equity In Your Home!

The largest investment most of us have, is our home. When it comes time to sell we need to get the most we can out of it. It could be the difference between being able to make the move to a bigger home or being able to move at all. Regardless, no one wants to just...

Home Staging Statistics…How Much Will You Save by Staging First?

Here are some statistics to help quantify the value of staging a home before putting it on the market... According to the National Association of Realtors, the average U.S. home price is $173,100. According to Real Estate Staging Association national statistics,...

Functional Home Decor

If you've ever discussed decorating or redesigning a home with me, you've probably heard me talk about "function first, then pretty".  I am a true believer that if a space does not serve its function well then it doesn't matter how pretty it is...you won't be happy...

Organizing Kids

While kids add excitement and life into our households, they also create clutter issues and additional storage and organizational dilemmas.  And although every house has their own unique concerns, this month we will address school papers and sports equipment...

Harnessing Objectivity for a Quick Home Sale

Regardless of the real estate market conditions, there are two keys to selling a house quickly.  It must be well-presented and priced right.  So if you are thinking about putting your home on the market, how do you ensure you get those two things right? Well, that’s...

Size, Scale & Visual Weight

Have you ever decided to buy a new piece of furniture, measured your space, picked out something that fit within those measurements, got it home, and thought, “Wow, this seems a lot bigger than it did in the store!”? So what went wrong? In decorating, the size of an...

Take Control of Your Time

It seems the biggest complaint I hear from people is that they just don’t have enough time.  As a professional organizer I have learned that it is the systems and the structure that help us get things done efficiently and timely so that we don’t run out of time.  It...

Picture Perfect?

How important are on-line photos when trying to sell your home?  With more than 80% of home buyers starting their search on-line, they could mean the difference between selling and not getting buyers through the front door.  Whether a potential buyer’s first...

Decorate with Flowers for Spring

I found this article on hgtv.com written by H. Camille Smith titled "Decorate with Flowers for Spring".  It's got great pictures of lovely interiors and amazing spring flower arrangements that are sure to get you inspired.  Bring on the warm weather and bright colors...