Entries Tagged as 'Office/Den'

Cluttered Coolidge Cottage

November 9th, 2017 · 2 Comments

Lots of stuff piled on in this Coolidge, Arizona home.

Baskets, spinning wheel, pot rack, and more. Lots of visual distractions.

It’s hard to see the kitchen because of the pot rack.

TV’s on. At least the pet is not in the photo.

There are two fly swatters in the kitchen, a shovel in the living room, and now a broom in the bonus room.

I have that same desk in my home office. It’s at least 20 years old. From Office Max.

Another view of the office and bonus room.

At least the doggy pee pads don’t have urine or feces in this photo. But why take a photo of it?

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Tags: Clutter · Collections · Dining Room · Kitchen · Living Room · Office/Den · Other Arizona Cities · Pot Rack · Staging

One Picture Sells a House

October 19th, 2017 · 6 Comments

There was only one photo to promote the sale of this home. And this is the one photo the seller chose. You can see his arm on the left side.

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Tags: Collections · Mesa, AZ Homes · Office/Den · Staging · Toys

Recliner Chair

September 29th, 2017 · 2 Comments

The recliner is in decline. Wow.

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Tags: Carpet · Mesa, AZ Homes · Office/Den · Ugly Couches/Chairs

Before & After Remodel

July 15th, 2017 · No Comments

Before Kitchen. This home was purchased from a bank for $115,000.

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After Kitchen. The remodeled home sold for $165,000.

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Before Den.

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After Den.

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Before Bathroom.

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After Bathroom.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room.

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Before Bedroom.

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After Bedroom.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Before & After · Curb Appeal · Kitchen · Living Room · Office/Den · Phoenix Homes · Remodeling · Wood Paneling

Solitaire Confinement

July 5th, 2017 · No Comments

It’s fun to play Solitaire. It’s also fun to stage homes before selling.

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Tags: Clutter · Family Photos · Office/Den · Other Arizona Cities · Staging

Thou Shalt Not Whine

May 18th, 2017 · 1 Comment

Huge man cave in Mesa, Arizona. The couches have been used and abused.

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(sigh)

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Tags: Clutter · Family Photos · Mesa, AZ Homes · Office/Den · Staging · Ugly Couches/Chairs

Happy 138th Birthday, Albert Einstein

March 14th, 2017 · 1 Comment

Today is Albert Einstein’s birthday.

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That’s a lot of candles on your birthday cake, Albert.

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Tags: Mesa, AZ Homes · Office/Den · Phoenix Homes · Staging

President Trump’s VOICE Program

March 1st, 2017 · 2 Comments

President Trump announced a new division in the Department of Homeland Security during his State of the Union speech last night: V.O.I.C.E. It stands for Victims Of Incessantly Cluttered Environments. We hope he sends in the National Guard to help these three homes.

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No more clutter!

Please help the victims.

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Make America clutter-free again.

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Tags: Bedroom · Clutter · Living Room · Office/Den · Phoenix Homes · Staging

Presidents Day

February 20th, 2017 · 2 Comments

Today is Presidents Day. George Washington was the first United States president.

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Tags: Clutter · Office/Den · Other US Cities · Staging

Before & After Home Staging Examples

February 4th, 2017 · 5 Comments

I listed a condo that was currently rented. Photos mean a lot to buyers. It’s important to leave a good first impression. My first impression of this condo was not good. I immediately got to work, moving and removing items before taking photos.

Before Kitchen. Looks cluttered. And the tenant had recently cooked sausage, leaving a greasy fry pan.

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After Kitchen. I cleared the refrigerator and removed the knives, soap, cutting board, measuring cups, utensils, spatula, fry pan, towel, and iPad. You will notice that the microwave clock times do not make sense. After removing the items and moving on to the next room, I realized it would be nice to share before & after photos. I painstakingly replaced all items that were moved (so the tenant wouldn’t know). And then took the photo. Thus, the Before photo is actually the After After photo.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room. I removed the tray, the plate, the glass, the dog bed, family photos, the dog, paper towels eaten by the dog, and glass cleaner.

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Before Office.

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After Office. I removed the bicycle, golf club bag, and inflatable swan.

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Tags: Before & After · Kitchen · Living Room · Office/Den · Pets · Phoenix Homes · Staging