Here’s a great way to calculate your return on investment for home staging. You’ll see what what you stand to lose by NOT staging your home. Take a look at this blog and infographic by my colleague, Melissa Marro, to appreciate how home staging helps to sell homes faster and for more money. It’s a different world of buyers out there and all home sellers and real estate agents should step up to the plate to enable a speedy sale.
To spend your home staging dollars wisely, contact ON CUE Home Staging for professional advice. In Philadelphia and surrounding suburban areas: http://www.oncuehomestaging.com/contact.html
As you begin your decorating plan for all the holidays, don’t cringe when you think about pulling everything out. Why not make some extra storage room in all your closets now. It’ll be so much easier to put decorations away with all the extra space you’ve created. Being organized is a GREAT feeling whether you are moving or not.
Fact: Did you know the average American throws away 68 lbs. of clothing per year!
For Philadelphia and suburbs residents, here’s more on the problem, from GridPhilly, with solutions to get rid of unwanted clothing WITHOUT throwing it in the trash. Even your worn out clothing is needed by textile recyclers who transform them into usable goods. Do the right thing – save the landfills. Check it out. http://www.gridphilly.com/digital-edition/september-2010-018.html
For all other unwanted household items, contact these organizations, all in the Philly area:
Restore – Habitat for Humanity — www.habitat.org/ReStore
Impact Thrift – www.impactthrift.org/
Purple Heart — www.purpleheartpickup.org/
VietnamVets — www.donationtown.org/…/vietnam–veterans–donation-pick-up.html
Salvation Army — http://www.satruck.org/search