Stella is a natural organiser - she can't help herself. She has a Mary-Poppins-like ability to turn clutter into order applying the positive can-do approach that I would learn is her trademark. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Stella to anyone who feels like they could do with some support with clearing or organising their home. I couldn't have been more satisfied, in fact I feel like she undercharged me woefully.

William, London W12

What is home staging?

Home staging was established in the USA in1972 by Barb Schwarz. It was made popular in the noughties by Ann Maurice in her Channel 5 TV series House Doctor.
Home staging is dressing a home for sale so that it achieves the maximum amount in the shortest possible time and appeals to the widest range of buyers. It can also be used for rental properties so that they achieve a higher regular return for landlords. Avoiding price reductions to compete with similar properties nearby.

Staging might include:

  • Neutralising strong colours with paint
  • Decluttering
  • Assigning excess furniture to storage
  • Re-arranging furniture
  • Purchasing window treatments
  • Purchasing new bed & bath linen
  • Hiring carpet/upholstery cleaner
  • Improving lighting
  • Making suggestions for improvements to the property¬†entrance.¬†