Entries Tagged as 'Family Photos'

Tax Day

April 15th, 2014 · 2 Comments

April 15th is the deadline for filing your 2013 income taxes.  Better hurry up with your receipts, paperwork, and tax forms!  The clock is ticking.

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Tags: Staging · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Family Photos

Which Movie Will Win the 2014 Best Picture Oscar?

February 27th, 2014 · 5 Comments

The 2014 Academy Awards will be broadcast this Sunday, March 2nd.  Which movie will win Best Picture?

American Hustle?

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Captain Phillips?

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Dallas Buyer’s Club?

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Gravity?

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Her?

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Nebraska?

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Philomena?

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12 Years a Slave?

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The Wolf of Wall Street?

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Tags: Bathroom · Clutter · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Office/Den · Faux Paint & Murals · Stuffed Animals · Other Arizona Cities · Wood Paneling · Family Photos · Other US Cities · Bedspread · Art

We Are Knot Pleased

February 10th, 2014 · 5 Comments

We’ve asked nicely many times to please make it stop.  No more knotted curtains!  But they keep showing up.

Perhaps these El Mirage, Arizona sellers thought the knotted curtains would give their kitchen a certain je ne sais quoi?

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These sellers showed restraint.  They only knotted one curtain, not all three.  For that, we somewhat thank them.  TV’s on!

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Maybe they thought if they didn’t tuck the knot behind the sofa that buyers wouldn’t notice the pile of clothes?

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Two giant knots, four pillows, and six suitcases.

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Knot a good idea.

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The dog thinks the curtains look like a bat.  He’s ready to attack the curtains.  Looks like he attacked the counters.

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Make it stop.  [Buckeye, Arizona]

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At least make them even.

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It has spread to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Sorry, Philly.

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Pets · Other Arizona Cities · Family Photos · Other US Cities · Make It Stop

Giving You the Slip (Cover)

February 9th, 2014 · 5 Comments

A slip cover over your sofa will keep it brand new for decades.  [Newburgh, New York]

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Clutter · Wood Paneling · Ugly Couches/Chairs · Family Photos · Other US Cities

Nine Fireplaces

February 7th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Cluttered fireplace.  We get to check off a lot of categories with this photo:  clutter, family photos, fake plants, taxidermy, lighting, dirt/dust, stuffed animal, staging.  Aside from the can of bug spray, can we burn everything else in the fireplace?

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Dinner is served!!

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Each brick was painted with care.  Will buyers care?

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How in the world did they get the blue paint on the wall?!

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The yellow and brown splotches on the stone wall match the yellow and brown stains in the carpet!

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From a 1948 home in Payson, Arizona.

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From a 1970 home in Congress, Arizona.

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From a 1972 home in Mesa, Arizona.  We had a fondue set in that color.

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From a 1988 home in Mesa, Arizona.

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Tags: Staging · Flooring · Clutter · Fireplace · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Wallpaper · Other Arizona Cities · Fake Plants & Flowers · Family Photos · Taxidermy

Timmy Goes To Time Out

January 14th, 2014 · 1 Comment

When Timmy is a bad boy, he’s sent to time out.

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Tags: Glendale, AZ Homes · Family Photos

The Strength of Family

January 13th, 2014 · 9 Comments

The agony of having to see every member of your family.

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Too much.  Too big.

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The personalization of the wall makes it impersonal to a buyer.

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Pack the family photos away before selling.

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These aren’t family photos, but you get the idea about overdoing it.  Many pictures = many nail holes.

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Tags: Staging · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Peoria, AZ Homes · Family Photos

TV Viewership Is Up

January 3rd, 2014 · 4 Comments

People really like to watch television.  Some like to watch movies too.  At this Phoenix home, the end credits show Bruce Langhorne as the music composer for a movie.  Bruce composed music for 16 films, most notably Melvin & Howard (1980), The Hired Hand (1971, a Western), Stay Hungry (1976, with Arnold Schwartzenegger), Outlaw Blues (1977), & Night Warning (1982).  Since the last two are not available as dvds and since the scene shows a car not a horse, we can eliminate most, leaving Melvin & Howard as our best guess.  But who would really want to watch Melvin & Howard in 2013?
[Update: Thanks to David, the movie shown is Fighting Mad (1976) with Peter Fonda]

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Oh, look, there’s a fan watching Teen Mom.  It lives in Camden, New Jersey.

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There’s a slat missing at the window.

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All babies deserve their own 70″ TVs, right?

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They are watching a football game instead of a home staging TV program.  Hint, hint; it might help this room look better.  Why is there plastic on the wall by the clock?

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Tags: Staging · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Family Photos · Ceiling Fan · Other US Cities · Chandler, AZ Homes

Christmas Is Coming Soon

December 1st, 2013 · No Comments

Christmas already arrived in Marshfield, Missouri.  This home was decked out for Christmas on November 3rd, but we’d bet it looks this way all year ’round.

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Tags: Staging · Family Room · Clutter · Dolls · Family Photos · Holiday Décor · Other US Cities

Short Cited

November 20th, 2013 · 8 Comments

Short sale home just a bit short of proper home staging.

What would you change here?

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And what about here?

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And in the kitchen?

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Seems like a nice looking kitchen under all that clutter.

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Imagine this kitchen empty.

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Visually distracting dining room.

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Since it’s a short sale, they don’t care about net profit.

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Anything needed to be done to this bedroom before selling?

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How about this bedroom?

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Or this one?  Oh, look, the seller is at his computer, waiting for comments and suggestions at UglyHousePhotos.com.

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And the bathroom.

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Family Room · Bedroom · Clutter · Fireplace · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Dining Room · Family Photos · People In Photos