“A staged home will sell, on average, 17% higher than an unstaged home.”
—US Housing and Urban Development

Tips —

  • Start a recycling program at your school, business, church or other meeting place
  • Return metal hangers to the dry cleaners
  • Use plastic bags and plastic from your dry cleaning for packing material
  • Old maps, posters, comics and decorative paper bags, scarves, fabric pieces and towels make great gift wrapping
  • A gift is a gift. It is your decision how to use it.
  • Organize a block yard sale, you and the neighborhood will benefit from letting go of no longer loved or needed items, trade with your neighbors and/or donate proceeds to your favorite charity
  • Use no heat oven cleaner to remove paint
  • Reuse your all ready read magazine and donate to: (be sure to remove your address) your public library, a women’s center, a homeless shelter, free clinic, a laundry mat, senior center etc.


Clutter —

Support groups and information @ www.clutterless.org

10-Minute Clutter Control by Skye Alexander

The One_Minute Organizer by Donna Smallin


Green tips —

Green gifts and other great green information @ www.greengiftguide.com

Healthy lunch tips and reusable lunch boxes @ www.laptoplunches.com


Home Staging Benefits —

  • A staged home will sell, on average, 17% higher than an unstaged home. (US Housing and Urban Development)
  • Sellers who spent $500 on staging recovered over 343% of the cost when they sold their home.
  • In controlled tests selling identical homes professionally staged vs. those not staged, the unstaged houses sold in 102 days, the staged houses sold in 45 days!
  • It is estimated that only 10% of home buyers can visualize the potential of a home. (www.upstagingyourhomes.com/pdf/resa_staging_stats.pdf) -

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