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At Organized Homes & Staging by Kristin, LLC, our mission is to offer exceptional service and skill in the areas of home staging, redesign and organizing. Continued learning will always be an integral aspect of Organized Homes & Staging by Kristin, LLC to provide only best-in-class, expert solutions. Maintaining the highest levels of consideration, honesty, integrity and professionalism will remain at our core.

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Home Staging Basics

There are five basic areas that need to be addressed with preparing your house to sell:

Declutter – many people hate this word, but it is a home staging basic! To put it bluntly, if you don’t take the time to pack up excess décor and knick-knacks, family photos and your collections, it may very well cost you an offer from a potential buyer. I promise, people will get caught up in looking at your “stuff” rather than the features of the house. Embrace decluttering – it can be very freeing! Read the rest of this entry »

OUR ADVENTURES IN PANAMA

For 12 days at the end of November, I was fortunate enough to be able to vacation in Panama with my husband’s family. Eight of us flew into Panama City, where we met up with my husband’s sister and husband, who have lived in Panama for the past year.

We stayed the first three nights in the outskirts of Panama City at a bed and breakfast. We had to be flexible with planned activities because of a hurricane and torrential downpours for most of the trip, but that didn’t stop us from having some pretty fantastic experiences. While in Panama City, we visited the Gamboa Rainforest Resort, where we were lucky enough to take a VIP tour of the Gamboa Rainforest Sanctuary – a fantastic place where dedicated people rehabilitate and work to educate the public of the critical state so many of the native wildlife are facing. As a huge animal lover, this was the highlight of the trip for me. We got to see sloths, armadillo, jaguars, tortoise and lesser capybara (a smaller version of the capybara). I loved having the opportunity to be so close to these amazing animals, and am so grateful that there are people working tirelessly to help them survive.

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Basement Remodel – Part Three

I feel like we are finally making some progress! The basement ceiling has been scraped of the dated popcorn, the knock down texture is up, and it has been painted a pretty, creamy white, which keeps the room warm and cozy feeling.

The room was taped off with sheets of plastic and work began.

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CALIFORNIA COLORS

On a recent trip to the Los Angeles area with two girlfriends, I was greatly inspired by the beautiful colors we came across. We packed a lot into a short amount of time, and really got to experience so many interesting things during the weekend. The photos that follow tell the story of our fun weekend adventure!

Bauer Pottery Showroom

I had never heard of Bauer Pottery, but it was on my friend, Candy’s, bucket list, and just happened to be open the weekend we were in town. It is located in Glendale, CA and is a company that has been around since the early 1900’s. I was hooked the second I walked into the showroom!

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Basement Remodel – Part Two

Slowly, but surely, we are moving along with the basement remodel. We recently sold our pool table and the new owner had it professionally dismantled and moved to his house. Check! We also gave the large monster TV away to two teenage boys.  Check!  Their dad came with them to pick up the TV and you could tell how excited they were to get it.

I decided to keep the large TV cabinets and have a few ideas on how to repurpose them again to fit into the new space. I know for sure it will involve a beautiful shade of chalk paint!  Read the rest of this entry »

Basement Remodel – Part One

As much as I love to decorate and organize things in my own home, I am not the biggest fan of remodel projects.  I decided it may be interesting (and therapeutic) to blog about a project my husband and I are in the beginning stages of.  The plan is to turn our never-used basement into more of a theater-style room (since we love to watch TV and movies).  I am praying that the completion date is not going to be too far off; I am not a fan of having things in disarray!

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DIY Project – Chalk Paint a Dated Bench

Within the last year, I have begun working on small paint projects to repurpose and update various items. I recently took on a larger project, and couldn’t be more thrilled with the results!

For about the past 11 years, we have had this bench sitting in our side entryway (the main entrance used in the house). I was getting really tired of it, and thought about getting rid of it and purchasing something new.  Then it dawned on me – paint it! Read the rest of this entry »

CLOSET CLEANOUT

If I could change one thing in my house, it would be to have a large, beautiful closet complete with built-in dressers and shoe organizers, jewelry storage, bench or chaise lounge and changing area. Since that isn’t the case, we make do with what we have.  It is decent sized, but not large enough to hold both of mine and my husband’s clothes for all seasons.  Every summer and winter my husband and I swap out our clothes and store off season items in a spare bedroom closet.

I recently went on vacation in Arizona. In order to pack, I had to drag my off-season summer clothes out from the other closet.  The result when I got home was a jam packed closet mixed with all of my winter and most of my summer clothes.  And here it sat for the next couple of weeks. Read the rest of this entry »

Anatomy of an Occupied Home Staging Project

I recently had the pleasure of working with a really sweet family to help them get their lovely house in Chaska, MN ready to sell. After a brief phone conversation to gather important details about the house and their timing on when they wanted to get the house listed, we scheduled a date for the home staging consultation.

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2016 RESA Conference

In January I attended the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) Conference for the third year in a row. The conference was held in Las Vegas at the TI Casino (the old Treasure Island) and it was fantastic in so many ways!

The speakers were phenomenal – interesting, hilarious, motivational and shared information relevant to owners of home staging businesses.

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