Entries Tagged as 'Refrigerator Magnets'

Six Cluttered Kitchens

January 15th, 2013 · 2 Comments

The clutter is so overwhelming, I need a Bud Light.

cluttered messy disorganized kitchen poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale Bud Light

Snoopy says to clear off the counters first before selling.

cluttered messy disorganized kitchen poor bad home staging Chandler Arizona house for sale Snoopy

The vine is cluttering up the next room too.

cluttered messy disorganized kitchen poor bad home staging Chandler Arizona house for sale

Extra storage space = clutter.

cluttered messy disorganized kitchen poor bad home staging Litchfield Park Arizona house for sale

Two boxes and five minutes is all it will take to straighten up this messy kitchen.

cluttered messy disorganized kitchen poor bad home staging Mesa Arizona house for sale

Too bad they’re not highlighting the granite counters.

cluttered messy disorganized kitchen poor bad home staging Mesa Arizona house for sale

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Tags: Staging · Kitchen · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Refrigerator Magnets · Chandler, AZ Homes

Roosters Rule the Roost

January 9th, 2013 · 4 Comments

These Peoria, Arizona sellers have a rooster & chicken collection in their kitchen.

rooster chicken fowl collection collectibles on display kitchen too much Peoria Arizona home house staging

It dominates the space.

rooster chicken fowl collection collectibles on display kitchen too much Peoria Arizona home house staging

She was feeling cocky.

rooster chicken fowl collection collectibles on display kitchen too much Peoria Arizona home house staging

This is egg-actly how she envisioned her dream kitchen.

rooster chicken fowl collection collectibles on display kitchen too much Peoria Arizona home house staging

Her best-laid plans were ruined when the idea to sell was hatched.

rooster chicken fowl collection collectibles on display kitchen too much Peoria Arizona home house staging

The family room is starting to fill up.

too much stuff on display family room photos poor home staging Peoria Arizona house for sale

110 degrees.  Not how you want to sell your home to out-of-state buyers.  It is a dry heat (only 16% humidity).

TV television set is on 110 degrees real estate photo picture Peoria Arizona home house for sale

Wait.  It’s 110 degrees and she has a hoard of blankets.

too many blankets bedroom real estate photo picture Peoria Arizona home house for sale

And a lot of old dirty pillows.  Frankenstein does not approve.

dirty old yellowed pillows Frankenstein picture bedroom Peoria Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Staging · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Fake Plants & Flowers · Collections · Refrigerator Magnets · Family Photos

Before & After Home Staging In Augusta, Maine

January 6th, 2013 · 4 Comments

Take a look at what home staging can do for a room or simply clearing out everything.

Before Kitchen.

cluttered kitchen too much stuff items poor bad home staging Augusta Maine house for sale

After Kitchen.

nice home staging clean tidy kitchen Augusta Maine house for sale real estate photo

Before Laundry Room.

cluttered laundry room too much stuff items poor bad home staging Augusta Maine house for sale

After Laundry Room.

nice home staging clean tidy laundry room Augusta Maine house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Kitchen · Clutter · Before & After · Refrigerator Magnets · Other US Cities · Laundry Room

Merry Christmas!

December 25th, 2012 · 13 Comments

Please join me in singing the 3rd annual UglyHousePhotos version of the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”  Everybody join in now.  A one, and a two, and a three.

On the Twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

Twelve million cow things…

huge big collection cow items collectibles on display kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Eleven chairs a stacking…

eleven white green plastic cheap chairs on driveway Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Ten rolls of T.P….

ten rolls of toilet paper tissue stacked bathroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Nine deers a killing…

nine deer stuffed taxidermy on display Woodville Mississippi home house for sale photo

Eight dolls a staring…

eight dolls on shelf on display in bedroom Cody Wyoming home house for sale photo

Seven plates collecting…

seven collector plates on display front entry three dolls Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Six bears a stuffin’…

six stuffed bears animals on display bedroom Sun City Arizona home house for sale photo

Five water jugs…

five distilled water jugs sitting by garage Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Four brass geese…

four brass geese on display on family room Sun City Arizona home house for sale photo

Three turtles dove…

three metal turtles on display on family room Gilbert Arizona home house for sale photo

Two panda bears…

messy cluttered bedroom stuffed animal panda bear Tyler Texas home house for sale photo

And a John Deere in the front room.

John Deere lawn mower in living room Seneca South Carolina home house for sale photo

Merry Christmas!

2011’s version is here.

2010’s version is here.

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Driveway · Phoenix Homes · Dolls · Other Arizona Cities · Collections · Refrigerator Magnets · Holiday Décor · Other US Cities · Taxidermy

Clear Off the Refrigerator Before Selling

November 26th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Is it too much to ask?  Please remove all items from the refrigerator before selling.

too much many refrigerator fridge magnets photos personal items cluttered Phoenix Arizona home house

It will make your kitchen look better.

too much many refrigerator fridge magnets photos personal items cluttered Phoenix Arizona home house

Your kids might cry for a few minutes, but they’ll survive.

too much many refrigerator fridge magnets photos personal items cluttered Scottsdale Arizona home house

Tell them it will get you more money when sold which means more money for toys.

too much many refrigerator fridge magnets photos personal items cluttered Avondale Arizona home house

At least try to clear off the refrigerator.  [Dothan, Alabama]

too much many refrigerator fridge magnets photos personal items cluttered Dothan Alabama home house

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Tags: Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Scottsdale, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Refrigerator Magnets · Other US Cities

Bedroom Toilet, Drunk Chef, Magnets, & Post

October 13th, 2012 · No Comments

It’s so much effort getting to the bathroom in the middle of the night.

toilet in the bedroom strange home staging Phoenix house real estate photo

So put a toilet next to the bed!!

toilet in the bedroom strange home staging Phoenix house real estate photo

Dinner is running late tonight. The chef drank too much cooking sherry. So did the artist.

drunk chef moustache pantry door painted mural kitchen Phoenix home house real estate

Before home staging.

before after real estate photos kitchen refrigerator magnets Glendale Arizona home house

After home staging. Much nicer.

before after real estate photos kitchen Glendale Arizona home house

New election pole, er, poll was just posted. A candidate’s support has slipped.

carport support post damaged hit moved repairs needed Phoenix home house

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Tags: Staging · Kitchen · Garage or Carport · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Refrigerator Magnets

Decades of Saving Items

August 10th, 2012 · 5 Comments

She saved everything over the decades.  The spaghetti of wire in the middle of the living room is the vacuum cleaner.  From a Mesa, Arizona home.

clutter messy living room poor bad home staging Mesa Arizona house for sale real estate photo

The photo’s caption reads, “dining room.”  Looks like the dining table sailed away.  Knotted window curtain.

clutter messy dining room poor bad home staging Mesa Arizona house for sale real estate photo

Things are looking busy in the den as well.

clutter messy den poor bad home staging Mesa Arizona house for sale real estate photo

The photo’s caption reads, “kitchen nook.”  We’re not a fan of all the busyness.

clutter messy kitchen nook poor bad home staging Mesa Arizona house for sale real estate photo

The kitchen could use some tidying up.

clutter messy kitchen poor bad home staging Mesa Arizona house for sale real estate photo

You never know when you’ll need three dozen coffee mugs.

clutter messy bedroom coffee mugs cups poor bad home staging Mesa Arizona house for sale real estate photo

She arranged the toilet paper by softness and by ply thickness.  We arranged the exposed toilet paper by bacteria count.

bathroom toilet paper holder Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Mesa, AZ Homes · Office/Den · Dining Room · Collections · Refrigerator Magnets

Hang the Pots

July 31st, 2012 · 2 Comments

This Cadillac, Michigan seller hangs her pots all in a row (thank you) and not over the sink or middle of the kitchen (thank you).

pot rack hanging over stove refrigerator magnets kitchen Cadillac Michigan home house for sale

“We want to block the view out the window.”  [Elmira, New York]  You could take the pots down for the photo, you know.  Looks like a very nice, clean kitchen otherwise.

pot rack hanging over kitchen sink Elmira New York home house for sale

These Peoria, Arizona sellers like to hang plastic grapes and other stuff from their pot rack.

pot rack kitchen plastic grapes Peoria Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Not a bad idea.  A strip of wood and some nails.  At least you don’t hit your head on the pots and pans.

pots pans hanging on nails over stove Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Kudos to these Glendale, Arizona sellers.  Seriously.  Great job!  They still include the pot rack (with handy built-in lights too) in the spotless kitchen photo, but no stupid pots to clutter up the photo.  This is how you present a pot rack to buyers.

empty pot rack kitchen Glendale Arizona home house for sale very nice perfect real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Glendale, AZ Homes · Pot Rack · Peoria, AZ Homes · Refrigerator Magnets · Other US Cities

Too Much Stuff

July 23rd, 2012 · 7 Comments

Just released book titled Life At Home In the Twenty-First Century:  32 Families Open Their Doors took a closer look at the homes and lifestyles of 32 middle-class families in Los Angeles.

Some findings, which relate to this blog:

“The rise of Costco and similar stores has prompted so much stockpiling - you never know when you’ll need 600 Dixie cups or a 50-pound bag of sugar - that three out of four garages are too full to hold cars.”  [Note: I added photos from my collection as close to matching the quote; photos are not from the book;  photo from a Phoenix home]

junk piled high in garage Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

“Managing the volume of possessions is such a crushing problem in many homes that it elevates levels of stress hormones for mothers.”  [photo from a Canton, Ohio home]

MatchBox car collection Canton Ohio home house for sale real estate photo

“A refrigerator door cluttered with magnets, calendars, family photos, phone numbers, and sports schedules generally indicates the rest of the home will be in a similarly chaotic state.”  [photo from a Kearney, Nebraska home]

too many refrigerator magnets kitchen Kearney Nebraska home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Collections · Refrigerator Magnets · Other US Cities

Cluttered Refrigerators

June 20th, 2012 · 4 Comments

Nice, clean kitchen except for the cluttered refrigerator.

cluttered refrigerator magnets stuff kitchen Glendale Arizona home house for sale photo

Spotless kitchen except for…

cluttered refrigerator magnets stuff kitchen Arizona City home house for sale photo

Decent kitchen except for…

cluttered refrigerator magnets stuff kitchen Glendale Arizona home house for sale photo

One more example.

cluttered refrigerator magnets stuff kitchen Peoria Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Staging · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Peoria, AZ Homes · Refrigerator Magnets