High Level of Clutter

November 3rd, 2009 · 10 Comments

There’s a consistent pattern of clutter and messiness in this Phoenix home.  This is the dining room.  It’s so cluttered, I just now noticed the green Halloween pumpkin on the table and the Halloween costume draped over the chair.  How do you like hanging light?  And the Easter egg paint colors?  And the deflated balloon?

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Buyers aren’t going to get any Kix when they see this messy kitchen.

very messy cluttered kitchen Phoenix home house bad real estate photo

There’s someone sitting down on the left side of the photo.  Is he too tired to help straighten out the house?  Could he at least take down the Warcraft poster?  And the foil out of the window?  If someone needs the wheelchair, how are they going to get to it to use it?

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Weird looking child’s chair.  Why is there a bedroom dresser & mirror in the living room?

very messy cluttered living room Phoenix home house bad real estate photo

The master bedroom.  The mattress is too small for the headboard.  The can of disinfectant spray is a nice touch as is the soup can on the dresser.

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Bedroom 2.

very messy cluttered bedroom Phoenix home house bad real estate photo

Bedroom 3.

very messy cluttered bedroom Phoenix home house bad real estate photo

Tags: Staging · Living Room · Family Room · Kitchen · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Knives · Holiday Décor · People In Photos

10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Julie // Nov 3, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    I find these kind of photos so depressing. You can literally see how the peoples’ lives are falling into chaos.

  • 2 WildCard~ // Nov 3, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    This would drive me over the edge! I cannot handle any clutter at all!

  • 3 Wayne // Nov 3, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    A dresser in the living room is so deliciously slummy. My older brother did that in his apartment for years, until he got married.

  • 4 Murphy // Nov 3, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    Let’s see how much crap we can throw into each room. The grand prize is a scoop shovel!

  • 5 Karla // Nov 4, 2009 at 12:35 am

    Until I found this web site I never knew people posted their house for sale looking like this. I have never house shopped. Is this what I have to look forward to? Yikes! Maybe I should just get rich and stay here. It’s clean at least.

  • 6 felixthecat // Nov 5, 2009 at 5:42 am

    Depressing is right. How awful to live like this.

    Karla: I love to go to open houses to get ideas for decorating and furniture. I’ve seen some bad things. The worst was a university professor’s house, where he had framed, very graphic large pictures of his children- naked -on full display. I asked the agent about this, and she said that the prof refused to remove the pix because they were “beautiful”.

  • 7 Aabra // Nov 5, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    Felixthecat– wow, just… wow.

    The first time we house hunted we wanted that elusive fixer in a great location. There was one mysterious house our agent had never set foot in– walking distance to a Whole Foods! Good schools! A dog park a mile away!

    As soon as the door opened it was all over. The reclusive occupant obviously hadn’t left in *years*. Food and magazine hoarding, wheelchairs and those things to help the disabled bathe clogging doorways, TVs in every room, all on, all at maximum volume. She and her miserable kids followed us around while my overly-optimistic agent tried to point out the house’s potential without, you know, completely offending this sad, sad woman.

    So sad, and yes, they still live there, as far as I know. *Sigh*… one in every good neighborhood…

  • 8 Leif // May 31, 2010 at 8:44 am

    This house finally sold in April 2010.

  • 9 Annabelle Lee // Aug 7, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    Just because the house looks like it now doesn’t mean it always will. The present owners will take at least some of it with them. Good location etc, and some people won’t buy it because it looks like someone else lived in it previously.

  • 10 Angie // Jul 22, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    Not sure which is more distracting in the dining room; the hidious hanging light fixture, the multi-colored walls or the clutter. Wait, is “ALL” an option?!
    How do people live like this???

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