Not-So-Obvious Home Staging Tips

October 4, 2023

September 15, 2023


When it comes to “staging” your home for sale – which basically means ensuring it looks clean and uncluttered – you probably already know the basics: clean the counters, vacuum the floors, mow the lawn, etc.


But there are also some less obvious home staging tips that can help to sell your property faster and for a higher price. Here are a few examples:


Living Room

Obvious: Shelving Units should be generally empty or have very little well-organized books, decorative items, and other entertainment components.

Not-so-obvious: Use storage Ottomans to store items like blankets or magazines. Use cable organizers to bundle and hide electronic cords.


Dining Room

Obvious: Table Centerpiece: Keep it minimal so the table is always ready for use.

Not-so-obvious: Store table linens, candles, and special-occasion items. Use all storage for wine or special dishware.


Obvious: The stove, sinks and countertops should be spotless.
Not-so-obvious: The contents of your cabinets and refrigerator should be facing forward.


Obvious: Make the bed neatly. Check that the closet is organized and uncluttered. (If your closet is bulging with clothes, put some in storage.)
Not-so-obvious: Don’t leave any clothes out. Even clean clothes neatly folded in a hamper can seem untidy to some people.


Kids’ Bedrooms
Obvious: They need to be clean and uncluttered. (Good luck!)
Not-so-obvious: Arrange stuffed animals, games, and other toys like an attractive display in a toy store. It’s okay to have a toy, like a racetrack, out of the box. Just make sure it’s completely put together.


Obvious: They should be clean and uncluttered. Have fresh towels hanging neatly on the rack. (Create the “hotel bathroom” look.)
Not-so-obvious: All towels should match. Ensure toilet lids are closed.



Obvious: Shelving Units are very convenient for keeping items off the ground and well-and neatly organized.

Not-so-obvious: Use clear containers for seasonal decorations, memorabilia, and rarely used items. Clearly label all boxes and containers.


These are some of the not-so-obvious tips can help differentiate your home from others on the market and leave a lasting impression on potential buyers, but it is always best to consult the specialists.


We provide free staging consultation to all of our clients, contact us today!


Ecko Jay Realty Ltd.

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