Home Staging should be timely and seasonal. I believe that February marks the official and final end to the prolonged holiday season…this means that indoor Christmas trees should come down, seriously! And outdoor, lit up decorations of the elf and reindeer variety must remain dark. Our backyard boasts a beautifully tall evergreen that we enjoy lighting up with old fashioned colored lights. We have not been lighting it since the middle of January. It seems wrong, somehow. And now, some wild animal (perhaps the same overgrown mutant rabbit that has been eating all the bark off of all our bushes) has pulled a portion of the string of lights off the tree. It now lays in the snow across our backyard…another hint that holiday decorations should be put away until next year. The pots of green and brown can stay, just no colored lights please!