Entries Tagged as 'Clutter'

Michael Jackson’s Birthday Today

August 29th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Today would have been Michael Jackson’s 57th birthday.

The King of Pop lives on in Glendale, Arizona.

Michael Jackson poster cluttered furniture home staging living room Glendale Arizona house for sale photo

Yes, that’s a table fan!  I’ve never seen one before.  Hmmm.  Interesting.  Hope it’s high enough not to hit tall buyers.  Hope it doesn’t wobble.  Hope buyers don’t trip on its electric cord!

unusual table fan stand Michael Jackson poster Glendale Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Clutter · Glendale, AZ Homes

Shoveling the Sunshine

August 28th, 2015 · No Comments

We have so much sun in Phoenix, you have to shovel the excess away.  And dream of Christmas when it’s hot.

cow motif collection shovel Christmas nutcracker on display Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo cluttered

Shovel away!

cow motif collection shovel painted tole Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Collections · Holiday Décor

Why, Why, What?

August 27th, 2015 · No Comments

Why take this photo?  Why include it in a real estate listing?  Why not wait until the room renovation is complete and then take the photo of an empty room?

dumb bad real estate photo picture of a ladder paint can blanket hat bedroom unfinished Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Why take a photo of a light bulb?

dumb bad real estate photo picture of a light bulb bathroom Buckeye Arizona home house for sale

What happened here?

two holes knocked out of cinder block exterior wall Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Staging · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Fixer-Upper

Blanket Coverage

August 25th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Blanket, blanket, and another blanket.  Perfect for staying warm in the freezing Phoenix summertime.  Photography tip: best not to have a sofa take up 25% of the photo.

Afghan throw blankets on sofa couch in real estate photo Mesa Arizona home house for sale

Blanket insurance policy against soiling the sofa in this house.

throw blankets on sofa couch in real estate photo Glendale Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Staging · Mesa, AZ Homes · Afghan Blanket · Glendale, AZ Homes

Short On Cleanliness

August 24th, 2015 · 4 Comments

Short sale.  Unbelievable.  Is that a dog on top of the couch?

ugly dirty filthy soiled carpet cluttered junky living room dog on couch sofa short sale Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Time to take out the garbage.

ugly dirty filthy soiled cluttered junky garbage kitchen fixer-upper short sale Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Bedroom.

cluttered junky bedroom short sale Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Another bedroom.  Is that a baby crib on the right?

cluttered junky bedroom short sale Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Front of the house.

front yard exterior weeds cars parked in the way short sale Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Out back, we see two dogs and a lot of junk.

back yard junk cluttered garbage two dogs short sale Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Bathtub.

back yard junk cluttered garbage bathtub short sale Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Outdoor laundry with washer and dryer.

back yard junk cluttered garbage washer dryer short sale Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Foreclosure · Phoenix Homes · Pets · Garbage and/or Junk · Weeds · Ugly Couches/Chairs · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper

The Dog Days of August

August 20th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Caged dog, waiting for the summer heat to end.

dog pet in a cage caged in real estate photo Glendale Arizona home house for sale

Another caged dog by a fireplace.  Is this a fire dog?

dog pet in a cage caged in real estate photo fireplace Mesa Arizona home house for sale

Two dogs near a dead tree.  Is that a dogwood tree?

two dogs pets front yard dead tree fallen over real estate photo fireplace Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Dachshund (wiener dog) in this house.  It is a hot dog?

Dachshund dog pet real estate photo fireplace Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Dog on a bed, ready for a nap.  Because he’s dog tired?

black lab dog pet real estate photo on bed Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Fireplace · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Pets · Glendale, AZ Homes · Family Photos · Entertainment/Media Niche

Premier Mattress

August 18th, 2015 · No Comments

The label on the mattress reads “Premier.”  Must be true then.

Premier mattress label on its side in bedroom stacks of clothes ironing board Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

When the ironer gets tired, she/he takes a quick nap on the mattress?

Premier mattress label on its side in bedroom stacks of clothes ironing board Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes

Visual Distractions

August 14th, 2015 · 2 Comments

Please let me have 10 minutes to stage this kitchen.  I need a few boxes.  Won’t cost a penny.  Let’s remove the family photos, the hanging wine glasses, the hand towels, everything on the counters (including the second microwave), the pot rack, the refrigerator stuff, the coats, the pet bowls & leash, etc.  Why not show off how clean and bright this kitchen really is?  Is that a granite countertop?

cluttered visually distracting kitchen too much stuff displayed poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

Over in the dining room, let’s remove the family photos, everything else on the table, including the prescription bottles.

cluttered visually distracting dining room table too much stuff displayed poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

In the office, let’s remove everything on a horizontal surface, plus the blankets.

cluttered visually distracting office too much stuff displayed poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

Everything, including the rack.

cluttered visually distracting bathroom toiletries too much stuff displayed poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

Make the bed properly, remove the rugs, and open the curtains.

cluttered visually distracting bedroom too much stuff displayed poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Pot Rack · Rugs

Wrestle Mania

August 11th, 2015 · No Comments

Wrestling pros on cereal boxes; the breakfast of champions.  Wrestler dolls too.

wrestler wrestling dolls cereal boxes collection on display Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Sleep with a pro wrestler or two.  Use duct tape to hold up your wrestling poster.

wrestler wrestling poster bedspread collection Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

There’s a big fan to cool off a big fan of pro wrestling.

wrestler wrestling bedspread Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Collections · Bedspread

Amazing Avondale Abode

August 3rd, 2015 · 2 Comments

This Avondale, Arizona home includes a relaxing shaded swimming pool!

damaged neglected dilapidated swimming pool patio cover dirt dust fixer-upper Avondale Arizona home house for sale photo

You’re protected from the hot Arizona sun.

damaged neglected dilapidated swimming pool patio cover dirt dust fixer-upper Avondale Arizona home house for sale photo

It also includes a mural of a mountain stream.

cluttered family room man person in real estate photo mural of mountain stream fixer-upper Avondale Arizona home house for sale photo

Watch your step.

cluttered family room fireplace tall dangerous steps fixer-upper Avondale Arizona home house for sale photo

Wood floors.

cluttered bedroom kitty litter wallpaper fixer-upper Avondale Arizona home house for sale photo

Painstaking attention to detail with the shower tile.

bathroom shower tile not lined up straight right fixer-upper Avondale Arizona home house for sale photo

Furniture included.

cluttered messy junky bedroom furniture fixer-upper Avondale Arizona home house for sale photo

Easy access to the electric sub panel.  Would make a great kid’s room.

cluttered messy junky bedroom exposed electric panel open door missing fixer-upper Avondale Arizona home house for sale photo

A second bathroom is always welcomed.

neglected bathroom fixer-upper Avondale Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Bathroom · Family Room · Pool & Spa · Bedroom · Clutter · Faux Paint & Murals · Other Arizona Cities · Wood Paneling · Fixer-Upper · People In Photos