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5 Fast Tips to Prep for your Home Stager

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The aim of staging is the process of creating interiors that allow buyers to imagine themselves in the home, so any personal pictures or ornaments that might mean the world to you, could distract a potential buyer from imagining the space as their own.  


Maximize your open storage space, a great way to do this is by purchasing decorative stacking boxes to hold and hide clutter. Another great trick is to use matching hangers, we think it makes a messy wardrobe instantly look more organized.

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A fast and inexpensive way to appeal to all potential buyers is by using a gender neutral colour scheme in the bedroom.

If you already have the perfect colour scheme?  Take the time to make any touch up paint jobs.  Its quick, inexpensive and can make a big difference.  

All you need to do then is sit back, relax and let us do our magic to make your bedroom POP!!


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4.       LIGHTEN UP

Letting in natural light makes a room look much larger, so avoid using oversized furniture and store away any unnecessary furniture pieces to open up the space and let the natural light in.


Kitchens always seem to be important for winning over potential buyers.  A fast modernization can instantly make a difference, consider a new paint or varnish for the  and sand on the cabinets with new silver or chrome handles and you’ll be set for an open house.



We hope that these tips help you get ready for your home stager.  Until next time! 

Wrapping up Christmas!


Over the past few years we have seen the come back of brown craft paper.  This inexpensive material is the perfect base to showcase vintage Christmas style!  It's also a great way to get creative with your wrapping accessories.  If you're looking to keep your Christmas budget in check then consider making home made stamps or paper snowflakes to complete the  retro look.


Try something different by using smell to accent your gifts.  Think holiday scents such as dried cinnamon sticks, oranges and scent infused pine cones.  This something extra will make an impression on the gift receiver and make their home smell just like Christmas!


If you want to go that extra mile, why not give the gift of a sweet treat!  If you like to bake like we do, attach a single cookie or a small bag of decorated treats.  Not only does it look amazing but it's twice the surprise and twice as much fun.  Try mastering the perfect gingerbread man, or work on your icing skills by festively decorating snowflakes.

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I'm not talking about food here! I'm talking about freshly picked Holly or Evergreen branches, they make perfect wrapping accessories.  Why not make an event out of it with friends.  Take a long winters walk with Mulled wine in hand to see what you can find out in your nearby park.

For a little touch of glam, swap out the twine for some metallic washi tape and just like that it’s mid-century and chic.


Christmas is one of the few times each year that you can go extremely over the top with a theme.  If you have taken the time to decorate your home in a theme, then why not take the time to wrap the presents under your tree in a theme too.  Pick 3 colours and 3 or 4 patters in ribbon, paper and name tags to create the perfect collective look. 

Alternatively,  plan to use a theme and then end trying everything!!!!  Cinnamon, Gold, Plaid, Brown paper, fun name tags, and every type of wrapping paper you can get your hands on.  Why not mix it up and have some fun!?

Here at Home Ingredients we wish you a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!  Don't forget to share with us your best wrapping attempts. Good or bad we love them all!!

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