It Can Be Improved

September 14th, 2011 · 7 Comments

Come on.  We can do it.  We can help this home look nicer.  Everything’s movable.  Just pick it all up and pack it up.

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Easy fix.  Lift and carry it all away.

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Dining room or storage room?

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How not to set the stage for a romantic bath.  What’s in that jar on the right?  Tobacco spit?  Cigarette butts in water?  Urine sample?

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Time for a new pillow!  Yuk!

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There’s stuff everywhere.  Mismatched light bulbs.  Just give us 10 minutes and we’ll have it looking much better.

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→ 7 CommentsTags: Staging · Bathroom · Clutter · Fireplace · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room

The 80s Called…

September 14th, 2011 · 7 Comments

…they want their color tiles back.  Very trendy in the early 1980s to have geometric shapes and primary colors (red, blue, yellow) as accent colors (I had bed sheets like that).  The problem here is that this Glendale, Arizona home was built in 1996!  Stuck in a time warp.

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→ 7 CommentsTags: Bathroom · Glendale, AZ Homes

Kitchen Sponge

September 14th, 2011 · 11 Comments

Kitchen sponges should be for wiping things, not painting cabinets.

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Must place items on all horizontal surfaces!

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→ 11 CommentsTags: Staging · Kitchen · Clutter · Faux Paint & Murals · Cabinets · Chandler, AZ Homes

Dolls In Avondale

September 13th, 2011 · 13 Comments

Avondale, Arizona seller loves her “authentic” Native American dolls.

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Oh, neat, there’s more dolls on the other side!

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→ 13 CommentsTags: Staging · Clutter · Dolls · Other Arizona Cities · Collections

Colorful Graffiti

September 13th, 2011 · 8 Comments

The colors are pretty, but graffiti is graffiti.  Thanks for ruining the pool plaster.  There’s $2500 down the drain.

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Colorful graffiti at another vacant home.

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→ 8 CommentsTags: Pool & Spa · Phoenix Homes · Fixer-Upper · Graffiti · Vandalism & Theft

The American Dream

September 13th, 2011 · 6 Comments

Owning a house is the American dream.

Dream big.  Literally.

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Dreamers.

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→ 6 CommentsTags: Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Chandler, AZ Homes · Make It Stop

Four Dining Rooms In Need of Staging

September 12th, 2011 · 4 Comments

Closing time?  Getting ready to mop the floors?  Or is it a Poltergeist moment?

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Laundry room?  Exercise room?  TV room?  Or dining room?

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The photo’s caption reads, “Dining room.” We’ll have to use our imagination then.

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You can barely see the dining table for the clutter on the shelves.  What is that gray box on the wall?

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→ 4 CommentsTags: Staging · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Dining Room · Other US Cities

Poor Bathroom Design

September 12th, 2011 · 7 Comments

Why is the toilet so close to the sink or vice versa?

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→ 7 CommentsTags: Bathroom · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Phoenix Homes

Gentle Reminders

September 12th, 2011 · 5 Comments

Life is stressful.  There are so many daily distractions, it’s hard to keep up.  Let alone remember where you are.  So put up signs in your rooms to jog your memory.

This is the laundry room, in case the washer & dryer didn’t tip you off.  Phoenix home.

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This is the bathroom, in case the toilet, sink, and shower didn’t ring a bell.  Mesa, Arizona home.

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→ 5 CommentsTags: Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes

Remembering the Twin Towers On 9/11

September 11th, 2011 · 5 Comments

I saved this photo for a future post on home office clutter.  Then noticed the Twin Towers poster.  Perfect remembrance for the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy.

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P.S.  Could you please clean up this room?

→ 5 CommentsTags: Staging · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Office/Den