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Fundamentals of Staging, Part 2

How To Deep Clean One of the first pieces of advice that you’ll get when you’re selling a home is to clean it. But the sort of cleaning you do to sell needs to go a little farther than your regular housework. I call this “deep cleaning,” and it’s one of the best ways to tell the story that your home is …

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Fundamentals of Staging, Part 1

How to Declutter I don’t know about you, but when I’m decluttering my house as part of my general housecleaning, this is usually how it goes: Sort the stacks of papers that seem to accumulate everywhere and put them in a “to file” pile or recycling Put things on desks and countertops away, assuming they have a spot to be …

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Getting rid of stuff in Waterloo Region

***Updated for 2018! Clients often want to know what to do with old furniture, appliances, or electronics that they need to clear out. When decluttering (or renovating!), sometimes we have to get rid of old paint or cleaning supplies as well—what can go on the curb, what has to be taken to the dump, what other options are there for …

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What is staging?

The other day, I told a new acquaintance I was a home stager and heard a horror story: their friend had hired a stager who insisted that they buy new furniture for every room! I don’t know about you, but moving is stressful enough without having to contemplate a complete overhaul of some of the most expensive items in your …