PROFESSIONAL HOME stagers are
experts in preparing a home for
sale, but all homeowners can follow
basic staging tips when selling
■ Pack up early. A more sparsely
decorated home lets potential buyers
mentally “move in” with their own
■ De-personalize. Put away family
photos and personal collections.
■ Pare down. Remove excess furniture so rooms appear larger.
■ Eliminate clutter. Clear kitchen
countertops, bathroom sinks and
shelves of nonessentials.
■ Tidy and clean, clean, clean. Make
beds, stash laundry in hampers and
clean all nooks and crannies.
■ Set the stage. Turn on lights,
play soft music and add flowers in
■ Spruce up. Clean up the home’s
exterior by storing garbage cans and
removing building materials and
The bottom line is that Martha
Stewart may not live in your house,
but it should look as though she does
when you’re selling your home.
Professional stagers say that means
cleaning, de-cluttering, removing
worn and outdated furniture and
accessories, de-personalizing rooms
and highlighting square footage. The
tradeoff for your hard work may be
your home’s quick transformation
from “FOR SALE” to “SOLD.”—ADP
Each Canvas Panel Artwork set features two 48" H x 24" W x 1. 5" D
prints that flow together artistically. Each set is a numbered limited
edition, and includes an artist’s stamp and certificate of authenticity.
Available in an assortment of designs. Item #126139