Tips For Living In A Staged Home

Dated: May 24 2024

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It's probably safe to say that most people don't live in the ultra-decluttered, pared-down pristine environment of a house staged for sale. 

Residing in a home that's always ready for showings can be exhausting but not impossible. Try these tips for navigating life in a staged home. 


Start by trying to emotionally disconnect yourself from the house. 

Focus on where you are going to move, and make the mental shift that you are living in the future owner's home. 

Prepare for the sale with a deep house cleaning and thorough decluttering. Creating a clean slate can make your day-to-day maintenance manageable. 

It also helps if you are not there to make messes. Go for a hike, take kids to a playground or enjoy a day trip. 

Be ready to clear out for showings with a "go-bag" by the door packed with snacks, drinks books, and toys. 

Keep surfaces clear. Take a few extra minutes each day to store bathroom toiletries and large kitchen appliances in cabinets. 

If possible consider sending your pet and its belongings to live with friends or family while the house is on the market. 

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Karin Waterschoot-Perez

Executive Vice President of Sales Karin Waterschoot-Perez, thriving to always be a top real estate agent, currently serves buyers and sellers in and around Franklin County (Columbus, OH). With over 2....

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