Entries Tagged as 'Clutter'

Home Tour Highlights

April 17th, 2015 · 1 Comment

I went on a Realtor home tour yesterday and saw very nice homes.  There is always a seller or two that doesn’t get the memo on home staging or home presentation.  Here are two examples:

Collections on display.  You can’t tear your eyes away from all that stuff.  Many of the home’s rooms were like this.  Hard to remember the house and its positive features in this condition.  I wonder if instead of the seller doing an inevitable price reduction (let’s say $5,000), that they move out instead and spend the $5,000 on rent and storage.

big huge large collection of clocks knick knacks toys dust cluttered office Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Personal items.  I did a double take at this home’s bathroom.  No one wants to see a feminine hygiene product wrapper!

feminine hygiene product maxi-pad wrapper on bathroom floor Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: What Were They Thinking?!?! · Phoenix Homes · Office/Den · Collections

Tax Day

April 15th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Income tax forms are due today!  Everyone’s panicking to finish on time.  Papers everywhere!  Utter chaos.

cluttered office too many visual distractions Tempe Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Clutter · Office/Den · Tempe, AZ Homes

Everything On Display

April 13th, 2015 · No Comments

The photo tells the story.

cluttered disorganized chaotic Phoenix Arizona house for sale poor bad home staging bric-a-brac wall photo

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Tags: Staging · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Ceiling · Art

Erin Go Bra

April 11th, 2015 · No Comments

We don’t want to see your bra.

bra on display in cluttered bedroom piles of clothes on dresser poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes

Didn’t Get the Memo

April 10th, 2015 · 1 Comment

It is highly recommended that you straighten up your house before selling.  And remove visual distractions, like Spider-Man blankets.

Spider-Man blanket used as window drape curtain cluttered bedroom poor bad home staging Glendale Arizona house for sale photo

Repeat…no visual distractions, like Arizona Cardinals football blankets.  Or a bra on the bed.  Or wolf bedspreads.

Cardinals football blanket used as window drape curtain cluttered bedroom wolf bedspread bra poor bad home staging Glendale Arizona house for sale photo

Please turn off the TV, clean the ceiling fan blades, and unknot the curtains.  Yes, we see you, Mr. Socks, sitting on the bed.

knotted window curtains drapes TV is on cluttered bedroom poor bad home staging Glendale Arizona house for sale photo

Please remove kisses and frosting on the windows.  And maybe remove the mirrors from around the bathtub.

bathroom bathtub with mirrors around it frosted windows kiss Glendale Arizona home house for sale photo

Please remove the vacuum, the shelves (with full encyclopedia set) blocking the window, the blanket blocking the other window.  And the bicycle, the wind chime, and the dream catchers.

cluttered living room The Last Supper blanket used as window curtain drape bicycle dream catchers Glendale Arizona home house for sale photo

Please turn off the TV.

cluttered family room TV is on Arizona Cardinals poster Glendale Arizona home house for sale photo

Please remove the dogs.

cluttered family room Cardinals poster two dogs pets on couch sofa Glendale Arizona home house for sale photo

Please remove the hangers and the flyswatter.  And unknot the curtains.

cluttered kitchen flyswatter hangers knotted curtains drapes Glendale Arizona home house for sale photo

Just one lifetime won’t be enough time for us.

just one lifetime won't be enough time for us faux painted wall vinyl flooring coming up dining room Glendale Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Living Room · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Window Coverings · Pets · Dining Room · Glendale, AZ Homes · Bedspread

Dolls On Display

April 9th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Giant sock monkey!

tall big huge giant sock monkey doll on couch sofa Chandler Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Raggedy Ann & Andy dolls plus one of those crying child dolls in another home.

Raggedy Ann & Andy dolls crying baby child Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Raggedy Ann is joined by other doll friends at this house.

Raggedy Ann doll collection bedroom Surprise Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

The dolls stare at you while you sleep.

doll collection bedroom Tolleson Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Dolls · Other Arizona Cities · Surprise, AZ Homes · Chandler, AZ Homes

Fifty Shades of Gray Hair

April 9th, 2015 · No Comments

These young whippersnappers with their fancy latex/rubber S&M toys; they think they invented sex toys.  But they have nothing on Kinky Grandma.  She’s 100% old school & proud of it!  She puts all her original “toys” on display in her home:  belts, reins for horse play, ropes, mouth gags.

cowboy Western horse riding gear lasso rope rein belts on display cluttered family room walls Glendale Arizona home house for sale photo

Not sure what Kinky Grandma does with the hand saw, so I’d be extra nice to her just in case.

cowboy Western horse riding gear lasso rope rein belts on display cluttered family room walls Glendale Arizona home house for sale photo

The yoke’s on you if you upset Kinky Grandma.

cowboy Western horse riding gear lasso rope rein belts on display cluttered family room walls Glendale Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Staging · Clutter · Glendale, AZ Homes · Grandma's House

Too Cluttered For Buyers

April 8th, 2015 · No Comments

These five family rooms need help with home staging.  They’re too visually distracting for buyers.

cluttered messy chaotic disorganized family room poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

The sellers are hoping the toys will distract you from seeing the bent ceiling fan blade.

cluttered messy chaotic disorganized family room poor bad home staging toys bent ceiling fan blade San Tan Valley Arizona house for sale photo

Does everything need to be on display?  Stop clowning around.

cluttered messy chaotic disorganized family room poor bad home staging clowns Apache Junction Arizona house for sale photo

At least the TV is turned off.

cluttered messy chaotic disorganized family room poor bad home staging organ bicycles Glendale Arizona house for sale photo

They hid their bicycle behind the couch.  Do you like the chair in the corner?

cluttered messy chaotic disorganized family room poor bad home staging bicycle Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

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Tags: Staging · Family Room · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Ugly Couches/Chairs · Toys · Ceiling Fan

Opening Day For Baseball

April 6th, 2015 · No Comments

Hats off to the new baseball season that starts today.  These Surprise, Arizona sellers have taken a lot of hats off for their favorite team, the Boston Red Sox.

Boston Red Sox baseball fan banner dozens lots of hats caps on display on bedroom wall Surprise Arizona home house for sale photo

They also like the New England Patriots.

Boston Red Sox baseball fan banner New England Patriots bedroom wall Surprise Arizona home house for sale photo

Another Boston Red Sox fan??!?  This one hails from Avondale, Arizona.

Boston Red Sox baseball fan bedspread stuffed animals bedroom Avondale Arizona home house for sale photo

Arizona Diamondbacks fan in El Mirage, Arizona.

Diamondbacks baseball fan logo pennant on bedroom wall El Mirage Arizona home house for sale photo

Another Diamondbacks fan in Glendale, Arizona.

Diamondbacks baseball fan Montero poster on bedroom wall milk producers Glendale Arizona home house for sale photo

This Phoenix seller loves the Chicago Cubs.

Chicago Cubs baseball fan blanket Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Another Cubs fan in Casa Grande, Arizona.

Chicago Cubs baseball fan pennant Casa Grande Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Stuffed Animals · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Wood Paneling · Surprise, AZ Homes · Bedspread · Hats

DJ, Spin That Record

April 4th, 2015 · No Comments

DJ equipment blocking the view of the fireplace.  Just like a record needle, buyers might skip this house.

DJ equipment turntables mixer speakers basketball family photos blocking the view of the fireplace cluttered Chandler Arizona home house

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Clutter · Fireplace · Family Photos · Chandler, AZ Homes