Home Staging is not a perfect science…its not a science at all, and never aspires to perfection. Any good home stager will take into consideration your real life, real needs and real family when making suggestions. No well-staged home needs to be perfect.
It is so easy to be overwhelmed by the enormity of any task. Be it a thorough spring cleaning, a remodeling, a home staging for market, a pare-down or down-size…all of these things can loom so large. Personally, one of my character defects is the all-or- nothing black-or-white routine. (i.e., “Why start if I can’t finish today?”)Unfortunately, this MO does not work so well in the real world, whereas a more balanced approach usually does. The same can be true of any of the home projects mentioned above. There is no job too big to break into smaller, more manageable tasks. Not everything needs to be done all at once. Using staging a home for sale as an example, make a list of all the things that need to be done prior to listing. Rank your tasks by priority. Weigh the expense in terms of cost and time with the result. Be realistic in setting goals for completion and do the best you can. Not one of us is perfect (isn’t that what it is to be human?) and none of our homes need to be either. Happy Balancing!