After what seemed like 6 YEARS of winter, Bob and I went up to Devil’s Lake State Park for a hike in the sun ☀️ what a gorgeous place--I always forget the amazing beauty of that place!
*Home Staging refers to preparing your home to sell so that it appeals to the perfect potential buyers and sells for the highest price…
I just finished staging a home for sale and have 2-3 more on my schedule this spring--the one we just completed goes on the market tomorrow, so, I’ll keep you posted!
A few pics below--clean, clear and inviting!
When Feng Shui is involved in home staging, we are approaching it in a very different way.
We are still working for our clients (as we do when we are designing their homes) to support their dreams (and lives) to blossom--but NOW our focus is on selling their home and feeling abundant in the process--Feng Shui supports this beautifully!
Feng Shui Principles to Use in Staging
a Home for Sale
Clear the clutter--Not only will you clear the clutter off of ALL SURFACES like counters, dressers, credenzas and desks (which is a typical staging principle) but clear the clutter out of the unseen spaces as well, closets, dressers, cupboards, bookshelves, garages, attics, basements AND off-site storage lockers. I know what you’re thinking…all of those unseen places don’t matter.
But remember, EVERYTHING MATTERS and even if a potential buyer can’t see it, they can FEEL it. And clutter is the #1 block to making your dreams come true! If you dream of selling your home for top dollar, it has to be done :)
Start with the places that buyers would look – like closets, vanities and kitchen cupboards and then move to places they wouldn’t necessarily look like dressers, credenzas, and toy boxes. If you have the luxury of time, do this in phases and make it as FUN as possible--keeping your DREAM of the perfect buyer at the perfect price as your motivation!!!!
Clean--Not only does everything have to be spotless but it should smell good, too! Depending on your religious/political beliefs--clean like God/The Obamas are coming--every nook and cranny, even those that are unseen. Use a non-chemical cleaner (like Thieves from Young Living--contact Connie if you’re interested in trying some) or something softly citrus-y to make your home smell AHHHHH-MAZING! Do not underestimate the power of this step!!!!!
Wash the Windows! This action will reap more rewards than you could ever imagine--just do it!
Fix broken things--Is the bathroom towel bar have a jiggle? Do you have a loose tile in the kitchen? A missing strip of wood around the basement door? Is EVERYTHING solid and in good shape? In Feng Shui, broken things = CLUTTER. You can just feel the chi go down when you see or even think of broken things in your home. Believe me, even if potential buyers don’t consciously notice, they will NOTICE and it will bring their energy down too--placing your home in a less favorable light.
Sometimes, as homeowners, we focus on the “BIG THINGS” and forget about the little stuff, but it all matters. So, put your Feng Shui goggles on and take a tour of your home noting everything that needs repair.
And then FIX IT!
Entry/Approach--If you have time for a true Feng Shui consultation to balance the elements and move items around for optimal flow and chi, it will greatly enhance the appeal of your home. If not, pay particular attention to the Entry to your home--
On the inside--remove the clutter (obvi), place a mirror (as big as you can) near the front door--ideally where you can experience it as you first walk in to increase the water element and “flow” at the point where all of the energy comes into your home. This is a HUGE enhancement and can support the flow of everything--Abundance, Health, Money, Relationships and more.
On the outside--Clear the path to your door so that the energy can find you EASILY--wash the front door, give it a fresh coat of paint if you can, put beautiful flowers near the door and remove ANYTHING that could feel like a block--trash, dead plants, broken things and kid or dog toys lying around. Make it EASY for the energy (and the prospective buyers) to get to your door and feel welcome as soon as they enter.
Let me know if you apply any of these tips to your home--you don’t have to be selling to benefit! And, as always, if you would like to chat about your projects, please reach out, I would LOVE to talk with you!
Lots of Love,