Cleaning, Decluttering & Packing is Not Staging

I’m going to go on a little rant here so please forgive me in advance. I am beyond frustrated by boiler plate tips on preparing your home to sell. They talk about repairs, cleaning, decluttering, organizing – and many of them call it “staging”. Seriously, I could hurl my laptop right out the window it makes me so mad.

There’s no doubt that cleaning and decluttering are important when selling a home but these activities are not staging. They are important “pre-staging” steps. Please allow me to illustrate with photos. Continue reading