Spring Declutter - The first steps to creating a space you’ll love.
My number one tip for both staging and redesign is to clear the clutter. We can’t make it pretty until you get rid of the extra stuff! Easier said than done, I know! Here are 3 steps to get you started.
- Find inspiration - Check pinterest, houzz, or hgtv for rooms and closets that reflect what you’re shooting for. It's much easier to get rid of stuff when you have a vision.
- Pick a day (or 7) and put it on the schedule. When you know it’s coming you can get your head ready for it, and you even get excited to see the results!
- Crank up some fun music and jump in! Have a trash pile, a donate pile, and a keep pile and just start sorting.
I know getting rid of stuff is hard, but we truly only need the stuff we use day to day. Closets are a great place to start because that’s where we put things when we’re not using them. After closets, go room by room, looking at art, accessories, everything. I’m totally guilty of hanging onto stuff because my kids might want it someday. Spoiler alert...they usually don’t! Ask them, if you feel the need, and if you haven’t used it in a year, you don’t need it.
If you’re still struggling with letting stuff go, ask yourself a couple of questions. 1. If I were moving, would I pack it and take it with me? 2. Would I be sad if the item was lost or stolen? If you answer yes to those questions, consider these. If I kept it in a more convenient place, would I use it more? And if I’m saving it for “someday” is there something else I could use instead? And my favorite question, would someone else get more use out of it than I am? This one really makes it easier for me to give things away. When I envision it getting used and loved instead of sitting in my dark closet, it’s a simple choice to put it in the “donate” box.
To help you get started, download my Closet Organization Checklist. Whether you are preparing to move or just wanting to love the space you're in, it's filled with great tips to organize your closets.
From there, you'll be ready to get rolling!
So you're a home stager...what does that mean?
And what is redesign? I get these questions a lot, so I thought I'd lay it out there. Most people have an idea of what home staging is, but still aren't really sure what I do. The easy answer is that I go into homes in Parker, CO and surrounding areas and use what people have to make the space more beautiful.
What is home staging?
Home staging is preparing a home to sell. We use what the homeowner already has to create a space that appeals to buyers. We help homeowners disconnect so they can see it as a buyer would. We reduce clutter and knick-knacks, make rooms flow well, remove excess furniture, and create emotional connection points so buyers feel at home. Staged homes sell more quickly and for more money than their unstaged neighbors.
What is redesign?
Redesign is creating a home that the owners love. We use what the homeowner already has in a refreshing new way to make a room more useful, warm, and inviting. We reduce clutter and knick-knacks, make rooms flow well, and remove some furniture. We add emotional connections and minimal purchases to finish the look. We create a space the homeowner loves to spend time in.
The process for both looks very much the same. They're really two sides of the same coin. The difference comes in who we are designing for, a buyer or a homeowner. We stage to sell and redesign stay.
We provide professional home staging services to Parker, CO and surrounding areas. I am proud to be an HSR Certified professional home stager! I have successfully completed the most extensive, RESA Accredited, home staging certification course in the world.