How to stage a home

Warning: you are here under false pretenses, y'all. I may or may not have succumbed to the temptation to add a bit of a clickbait title to this post, BUTIDIDITFORTHERIGHTREASONS (if such a thing exist). Because....guys.....I actually have NO idea how to stage a home.

But I was hoping YOU do.

I need your help! You see, we are in the process of getting our home ready to list for sale (we have outgrown this one, sadly!!!), and I've busted out the bible of decluttering - The Lifechanging Magic of Tidying Up (you know what I'm talking about - touch everything you own and if it doesn't spark joy, throw it out (lol)). Decluttering, organizing, and packing are really cathartic but HOLYCOWITSKINDOFANIGHTMARE, especially because it's dragging on and on (I won't say WHY because I don't want to incriminate the guilty parties, but let's just say that some people I live with are not as, um, aware of cleaning and decluttering procedures as I am).AAAAANYWAY, I digress. My point here is that I really do need help - I'm crowd-sourcing for tips on how to best stage a home for listing. I've done this before, but it's been some years and I'm sure there are new, better ways to do this than last time around. So holler at me, all you decorating/organizing/design queens - what are your favorite nuggets of knowledge that I should know?!XOXOXOXO, and see you back here tomorrow.

__________  Emily Lapish is a full-time photographer, wife, mom, and crazy person. She is tattooed, pierced, and also a responsible adult person with a full time job. Likes include long walks through Target while cradling a latte, and taking off on spontaneous adventures. She is fueled by passion for restoration, grace, and also by obscene amounts of coffee. To book a free consultation or inquire about a session, click here.