Entries Tagged as 'Clutter'

Hats Not Okay

August 11th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Ten ball caps on the wall of a Mesa, Arizona bedroom.

ten 10 baseball ball caps hats on display on bedroom wall poor bad home staging Mesa Arizona houses for sale real estate photo

Two sombreros on display in a cluttered Phoenix garage.

two 2 sombreros hats on display hanging on garage door opener poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona houses for sale real estate photo

And three sombreros (wrapped in plastic) on the wall of a San Antonio, Texas home.

three 3 sombreros hats on display hanging on bedroom wall bad home staging San Antonio Texas houses for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Garage or Carport · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other US Cities · Hats

Tempting Tempe Temple

August 8th, 2014 · 5 Comments

This Tempe, Arizona home looks so tantalizing.

overgrown bushes landscaping bad ugly curb appeal Tempe Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Now that the front yard caught your attention, wanna see inside?

overgrown bushes landscaping bad ugly curb appeal Tempe Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Spacious living room.

cluttered junky messy disorganized chaotic living room poor bad home staging Christmas tree Tempe Arizona homes houses for sale photo

Cozy kitchen.

fixer-upper ugly kitchen cabinets in bad shape condition Tempe Arizona homes houses for sale photo

They were inspired by squished jelly beans?  Or Candy Crush Saga?

faux paint wall wet bar pastel colors purple blue yellow orange fake stones look like jelly beans Tempe Arizona homes houses for sale photo

The drapes add dramatic flair to this room.

ugly window drapes curtains red faux finish paint wall Tempe Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Looking the other direction.

large room ceiling beams mirrors Tempe Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

The pool has seen better days.

neglected swimming pool bad plaster stains fixer-upper back yard Tempe Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

There’s a shadowy figure lurking in the background.

neglected swimming pool bad plaster stains fixer-upper back yard Tempe Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

A cardboard figure?

cardboard figure person Tempe Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Landscaping · Curb Appeal · Living Room · Kitchen · Pool & Spa · Clutter · Window Coverings · Faux Paint & Murals · Back Yard · Cabinets · Tempe, AZ Homes · Fixer-Upper · Holiday Décor

The Cat’s Bedroom

August 6th, 2014 · 2 Comments

The seller’s cat has its own bedroom!  Cat food in the corner.  Two padded beds with a view out the window.  Cat tower.  And extra kitty litter.  This room is purr-fectly staged.

cluttered disorganized room boxes cat food tower kitty litter messy Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes

Weird Dolls

August 5th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Simply bizarre.  A doll family.  Payson, Arizona home.

weird bizarre creepy dolls bowtie all white towels collector plates on display cluttered Payson Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Dolls made from towels?  Unbelievable.

weird bizarre creepy dolls bowtie all white towels on display cluttered Payson Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

She collects plates.  From the Franklin Mint or Danbury Mint?

collector plates on display cluttered family room Payson Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

She spent a mint on those plates.

collector plates on display cluttered family room Payson Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

More plates in the bedroom!  They’re like tribbles; they keep multiplying.

collector plates on display cluttered bedroom Payson Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

She also collects family photos.  And she has a gun/rifle.  When Grandma says, “I’m gonna shoot,” do you duck or say ”cheese”?!

dozens too many family photos on display in hallway gun rifle on the wall Payson Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

A rifle, a scythe, two saws, and a golf club.  Grandma’s ready for the zombie apocalypse!

family photos on display gun rifle scythe two saws golf club on wall cluttered Payson Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Grandma thinks the mammy cookie jars are a whimsical part of Americana.  What will some buyers think?

collection of old cooking containers on wall mammy cookie jars kitchen cluttered Payson Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Fireplace · Stuffed Animals · Dolls · Other Arizona Cities · Rugs · Collections · Family Photos · Weapons & Firearms · Grandma's House

Trophy Life

August 4th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Someone won two big trophies. They weren’t for home staging.

two tall big trophies trophy cluttered room chaotic disorganized family photos poor bad home staging Mesa Arizona houses for sale photo Huggies

Nooooo!!  Knotted curtains!!!   Nooooo!!

two tall big trophies trophy cluttered room chaotic disorganized family photos poor bad home staging Mesa Arizona houses for sale photo knotted curtains

Four more trophies.  TV’s on!  Prescription bottles on display.  More family photos.

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Now we move over to the kitchen where we see two refrigerators.  And more prescription bottles within reach of children.

cluttered kitchen chaotic disorganized poor bad home staging Mesa Arizona houses for sale photo prescription bottles two refrigerators

cluttered kitchen chaotic disorganized poor bad home staging Mesa Arizona houses for sale photo prescription bottles two refrigerators

There’s a kid looking in the window!  A peeping tom!  Maybe he can help tidy up this house.

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No wonder this kitchen is cluttered; there’s only a few upper cabinets.

cluttered kitchen counters chaotic disorganized poor bad home staging Mesa Arizona houses for sale photo laundry washer washing machine

There’s a 2nd washing machine out on the cluttered back patio and two dryers.

cluttered back patio chaotic disorganized poor bad home staging Mesa Arizona houses for sale photo two dryers washing machine refrigerator dog

There’s refrigerator #3.  In the full sun.  And a puppy in a cage.  Oh, and at least 5 bicycles.

cluttered back patio chaotic disorganized poor bad home staging Mesa Arizona houses for sale photo refrigerator dog puppy in a cage

Five scrubby pads.

cluttered bathroom small tiny shower chaotic disorganized poor bad home staging Mesa Arizona houses for sale photo five scrubby pads

Pringles potato chips make for a great midnight snack.  More prescription bottles with easy access.  “Mommy, your Oxycontin pills are fun!”

cluttered bedroom chaotic disorganized poor bad home staging Mesa Arizona houses for sale photo Pringles potato chips prescription bottles

cluttered bedroom chaotic disorganized poor bad home staging Mesa Arizona houses for sale photo prescription bottles

I see baseball hats on the back of the door.

cluttered bedroom chaotic disorganized poor bad home staging Mesa Arizona houses for sale photo stuffed closet

The hangers are every which way.

cluttered bedroom chaotic disorganized poor bad home staging Mesa Arizona houses for sale photo stuffed closet hangers stacks of stuff

cluttered bedroom chaotic disorganized poor bad home staging Mesa Arizona houses for sale photo bunk beds stuffed animals Mickey Mouse

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Window Coverings · Patio · Mesa, AZ Homes · Stuffed Animals · Pets · Back Yard · Family Photos · People In Photos · Entertainment/Media Niche · Hats

Don’t Forget To Check Your Sugar

July 30th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Three flyswatters!  They have a serious fly infestation!  The note card reads “don’t forget to take your G——- when you begin to —-.”

cluttered kitchen dark old outdated cabinets three 3 flyswatters dog food bag Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

This note card reads “don’t forget to (check) your sugar.”  If she didn’t leave the sugar out, there’d be fewer flies.

kitchen don't forget to check your sugar note card reminder Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Kitchen · Clutter · Phoenix Homes

Christmas In July

July 25th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Today is July 25th.  Christmas in July is celebrated today.  Here are several homes that celebrate Christmas well past December 25th.

San Antonio, Texas.  As seen on May 25th.

family photos Santa Claus poster on door Christmas tree still up in May San Antonio Texas homes houses for sale real estate photo

Another San Antonio home with a Christmas tree still up as of May 25th.  Hint, hint: it’s okay to update your real estate photos.

Christmas tree still up in May San Antonio Texas homes houses for sale real estate photo

The decorations were removed, but the tree was still there when this Phoenix home was listed on February 3rd.

Christmas tree still up in February Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

The decorations are gone and half the tree was packed away when this Phoenix home was listed on March 28th.

Christmas tree still up in March Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

This Scottsdale, Arizona home was listed in March, with the Christmas tree still decorated.

Christmas tree still up in March Scottsdale Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Don’t trip on the cord when you enter the house!  This San Tan Valley, Arizona home was listed as a short sale January 9th with the Christmas tree still up.  It took 7 months under contract for the short sale to be completed.

Christmas tree still up in January San Tan Valley Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

This Surprise, Arizona home was listed as a short sale in early January and it took 8 months under contract for the short sale to be completed.

Christmas tree still up in January Surprise Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Listed January 11th in Glendale, Arizona.

Christmas stockings still up in January Glendale Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Scottsdale, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Surprise, AZ Homes · Family Photos · Holiday Décor · Other US Cities · Chandler, AZ Homes

Short Sale Fixer-Upper

July 24th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Short sales accounted for only 3.5% of all sold listings in the Phoenix metro area in June 2014, the lowest since June 2008.  Thank goodness.  They are typically neglected homes.  Here’s a recent example.  And this wasn’t someone who bought at the height of the market.  This home was purchased for $92,000 in 2001 with no refinancing.  It sold for less due to the condition.

Cracked toilet tank.  How does that happen?  Mildew on the shower grout.

cracked toilet tank mildew mold on shower wall tile grout neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

More problems in the bathtub.

damaged bathtub shower faucet drain cover missing duct tape used to seal cracks neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses

The baby sticks those yucky peas and carrots in the hole in the wall.

dining room baby seat hole in the wall dirty window neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

Cluttered kitchen.

cluttered kitchen counters ugly saltillo tile cabinet doors missing neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

Wet bar.

wet bar cannon eagle statue neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

The carpet is shot.

ugly gray industrial carpet torn worn out ripped stairs neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

A bedroom.

cluttered messy bedroom mattress on the floor sheet in the window neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

There are a variety of items on display out front.  The wheelbarrow distracts you from the broken window.

ugly curb appeal cluttered front yard tree stump wheelbarrow broken window neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

The previous photo was better than this one.  And that’s no bull.

ugly curb appeal three cars in the driveway blocking the view neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

The swimming pool adds extra value to the property.

ugly swimming pool almost empty green algae water dirty damaged neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

Can’t wait for the new owner to transform this property.

ugly swimming pool almost empty green algae water dirty damaged neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

The roof on the addition is buckling.

unpermitted room addition roof is buckling damaged bad neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

Another broken window.

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The security door is not attached.

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Tags: Carpet · Roof · Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Kitchen · Pool & Spa · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Back Yard · Fixer-Upper · Window · Drywall Damage · Room Addition · Siding · Wet Bar

Phoenix Housing Bureau Relocated

July 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

Government officials recently relocated their bureau to the middle of a living room in a Phoenix home.

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But after complaints of cramped quarters, they moved it to the back yard of a Glendale, Arizona residence.

chest of drawers bureau used as a coffee table in the middle of a cluttered back yard Glendale Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Glendale, AZ Homes · Ugly Couches/Chairs

It Made an Impression

July 22nd, 2014 · 5 Comments

This Phoenix home made an impression on our reader Jayne, but not a good impression.  This is the master bedroom, for example.

cluttered messy disorganized chaotic filled with boxes stuff piles master bedroom Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

The sellers trimmed their olive tree.  They lion-tailed the branches.  Also known as lollipopping.  It’s a topiary terror.

bad ugly topiary lion-tail lollipop olive tree branches landscaping nightmare Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Or it’s a spaceship on the bottom section with aliens waving around.  Thank you, Jayne!

bad ugly topiary lion-tail lollipop olive tree branches landscaping nightmare Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Landscaping · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Wood Paneling