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Tips for staging house

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  • youth_leader
    youth_leader Posts: 2,487 Forumite
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    I'd recommend photographing any items you are reluctant to declutter and part with NornIronRose.  I still can't remember what happened to my two cast iron station signs and searched for them for a long time.  It was after the scrap men had ravaged my garden, I do remember taking them into the house.
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  • housebuyer143
    housebuyer143 Posts: 3,451 Forumite
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    People say declutter but then apparently when selling mine it was too sparce 🙄 that's actually how I live but just goes to show you can't please everyone.
  • mi-key
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    Best tip I had was that if you want to imagine how big a room is when it is very cluttered or full of large furniture, just look at the ceiling and imagine that was the floor 
  • Abbafan1972
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    Make sure at least one of the rooms has a guitar in it. If you can get a drum kit in even better.

    For the bathroom get one of those 'relax' cutouts and a 'love' one for the bedroom.






    Well that seems to be what one of our local agents uses. Sadly its the same guitar 😂
    Also, make sure there are some shelves with some good books on them. 
    Striving to clear the mortgage before it finishes in Dec 2028 - amount currently owed - £41,671.53
  • peter3hg
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    Personally it depends what the clutter is as to whether I find it off-putting or not.
    If the clutter is things like a vacuum cleaner, cleaning materials, ironing board etc. it gives the impression the house doesn't have enough usable storage and this would put me off.
    Clutter such as toys and ornaments I couldn't care less about.
  • NornIronRose
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    Good points from all. I have the bits of painting done now (possibly another coat in a few days). 
    Going to ruthlessly cull things from the living room and have space in the cupboard for those things that have been sitting on top. 
  • NornIronRose
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    Question: broken TV on the wall. Unfixable probably. Do I leave it there, or take it down and use a painting to cover up the gap in the tiles where the wall mounting is? It's going to have to go when I leave anyway and I hate it being there. 
    And in the fireplace gap,  I've seen a lovely big vase in the charity shop that is £8 and would fit nicely in the space. Bother or not bother? 
  • Skiddaw1
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    @NornIronRose I would. Think it'll look fab with a picture and a vase of flowers in fireplace... :)
  • NornIronRose
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    Thanks Skiddaw. Decision made. Just need to ask my neighbour to help me take it down. Tried myself but it's too unwieldy and a bit heavy. 
    More stuff to declutter and drop at the charity shop, and hope that the vase is still there. I've been looking at it for a week! 
  • youth_leader
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    Good shout to ask for help with the tv NornIronRose.  I took ours down on my own and it was a real struggle but once I started I had to continue, I had to balance a corner of it on my chest, had a huge bruise.  I was going to suggest a mirror if you haven't got a suitable picture. 
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