Entries from December 2016

Tanks For the Memories

December 31st, 2016 · 2 Comments

Today is the last day of 2016. On the scales of years’ past, how will we finish 2016? Will we need to fish for good memories or will we carp about bad ones?
Happy New Year’s Eve! Don’t forget to watch the new season of Hoarders on A&E on Sundays, including January 1st.

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Tags: Clutter · Family Room · Fireplace · Pets · Phoenix Homes · Staging

Christmas Is Over, Valentine’s Day Is Next

December 30th, 2016 · 5 Comments

Christmas was five days ago. These sellers were so excited about Christmas.

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And they are getting excited for Valentine’s Day! (And Easter too?)

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Knotted window curtain?

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Easter lilies?

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Dark bedroom with tiger bedspread.

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Where’s the M&M Man’s left hand?

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Another cluttered room.

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Home salon?

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So much to put away before selling.

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The foil keeps the stove clean.

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Another dark bedroom. Happy New Year!

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Tags: Bedroom · Bedspread · Clutter · Holiday Décor · Kitchen · Other Arizona Cities · Poor Photography · Staging · Stuffed Animals · Window Coverings

Scary Bunks

December 29th, 2016 · 4 Comments

The top bunk looks awfully close to the ceiling fan blades!

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Scary.

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How about these scary looking bunk beds?!

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(yes, we know those are storage shelves)

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Tags: Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Safety Issue · Staging

Headboard Design

December 28th, 2016 · 3 Comments

No need to spend big $$$ on a fancy headboard for your bed. Just make your own. Here’s a wonderful design idea for you. And matching wallpaper border takes it to another level.

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Tags: Bedroom · Faux Paint & Murals · Phoenix Homes · Wallpaper

Enclosed Patio

December 27th, 2016 · 4 Comments

Covered patio with laundry area and water heater at one end. The sellers enclosed the patio with a green blanket for more intimate ambiance. Goal achieved. Friends and family will love hanging out here.

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Tags: Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Laundry Room · Patio · Phoenix Homes · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Boxing Day

December 26th, 2016 · 1 Comment

Today is Boxing Day in Canada. Last year, we posted a photo of a punching bag to celebrating boxing. But some Canadian readers said we got it wrong. This year, we’re posting photos of boxes. We hope we get it right this time. Happy Boxing Day!

This Phoenix home has lots and lots of boxes. They really know how to celebrate Boxing Day!

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More boxes in the bedroom closet!

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Toy collection pinned to the wall. Plus pin-up calendars. And a messy home office. No boxes?

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Since they’re selling the house and since it’s Boxing Day today, they should box up all the books and movies.

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Cluttered bathroom.

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Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Clutter · Collections · Dolls · Family Room · Office/Den · Phoenix Homes · Staging · Toys · Wallpaper · Wood Paneling

The Twelve Days of Christmas 2016

December 25th, 2016 · 7 Comments

Please join me in singing the 7th 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 chickens clucking…

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Eleven rocks in concrete…

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Ten sombreros hanging…

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Nine tanks of oxygen…

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Eight extra pillows…

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Seven guitars rockin’…

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Six ladders climbing…

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Five ugly hats…

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Four wheel rims…

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Three flashlights…

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Two bales of hay…

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And a panda on a toilet.

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Merry Christmas!!

2015’s version is here.
2014’s version is here.
2013’s version is here.
2012’s version is here.
2011’s version is here.
2010’s version is here.

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Tags: Chandler, AZ Homes · Clutter · Collections · Glendale, AZ Homes · Hats · Other US Cities · Peoria, AZ Homes · Pets · Phoenix Homes · Staging

Christmas Eve

December 24th, 2016 · 1 Comment

Tonight is Christmas Eve. All the Christmas decorations are up. Everyone’s excited about tomorrow.

These sellers love Christmas so much that they left the Christmas tree up when they listed their home on February 14th.

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These sellers still had their Christmas tree up when the house sold in late April.

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These sellers started decorating early. Their Christmas tree was up when they listed the house on November 23rd.

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Tags: Family Room · Holiday Décor · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Staging

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree

December 23rd, 2016 · 2 Comments

How lovely aren’t your branches. O Tannenbaum is more like O Tannen-bomb. A dead tree is not good for selling.

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Tags: Landscaping · Phoenix Homes

Rudolph Conspiracy Theory

December 22nd, 2016 · 3 Comments

Listen, folks. All the stories you’ve heard about poor little Rudolph and the “foggy” Christmas night are fake. Rudolph started out cute and innocent, but his trip to the Island of Misfit Toys is where his true personality was developed. He came back to the North Pole with a determination to be on Santa’s reindeer team at all costs. No one knows about Ralph the Reindeer. He was the lead reindeer for Santa. Rudolph killed Ralph. See the photo below; that’s Ralph!! Santa had no choice but to use Rudolph. They all made up the story about fog and Rudolph’s glowing red nose. The red on Rudolph’s nose was Ralph’s blood! And now you know…the rest of the story.

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Taxidermy