Monday, 9 May 2011

A Little More Information

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Hi to all of our SOSPEI readers,

This post contains more information on our Staging and Organizing Solutions business.

First, our contact information:
Staging and Organizing Solutions
Darlene MacKinnon Owner
Phone (902) 838-4194 and Cel (902) 969-0571

What we do: Professional Home Organizing

PROFESSIONAL HOME ORGANIZING involves going into a client’s home and rearranging various areas in the home such as cupboards, closets, kitchens, storage areas, and home offices, to name a few. As an example, we will arrange your cupboards into "zones" for logical, simplified, more efficient use. You will be able to find what you need, when you need it and without all the clutter!

Where clients cannot reach high or low, the cupboards and other areas will be made ACCESSIBLE. Cupboards can be CUSTOMIZED with new inserts, storage units, containers, jars, baskets or whatever looks good and is convenient to allow easier access. Colors can be used to make it easier to visually identify sections, and easy-open containers can be used for those with arthritic issues.

DE-CLUTTERED - getting rid of out dated products, papers, expired receipts, etc. can be a daunting task but with the right parameters and lots of love and respect, we help work through the process to the final scrap. Closets can be cleaned out and rearranged by seasons, colors and items (scarfs, hats, purses, shoes and belts, for example).

General residential CLEANING is also offered as a service, alone or in conjunction with our other services. We'll even clean behind fridges, stoves, and dryers to prevent fire hazards.

"The “Golden Rule” of any Professional Organizing Service is simply this, “there’s a place for everything and everything in its place." Organization makes life more manageable, less stressful, more productive, more efficient, and gives you more TIME to enjoy life! It gives peace of mind and a sense of balance and control.

Ease your frustration. Know where things are without thinking. No more searching. No more wasted time. That is our ultimate goal.

EVERYONE can benefit from this service, especially

  • Independent seniors living in their own homes
  • People with Disabilities
  • Heart & Stroke Survivors
  • Spouse or family members who have lost a loved one (packing up belongings)
  • Individuals with Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Individuals downsizing

    For 1 to 3 hour consultation = $150.00
    This includes travel, time, discussion of client needs and wants, likes and dislikes, complete tour of home with an evaluation of the tasks including measuring, photos of furniture and placement, accessories, etc. Then a return trip with the quote for the job, and a list of what I feel they need to do.

    For Organizing $20.00/hr.

    Painting, landscaping, cleaning, photography for internet, packing and unpacking $20.00/hr

    Home Staging

    HOME STAGING is preparing the home for sale on the market, and is fairly new here on the Island. But a huge industry in the States and across Canada. It is proven to sell homes in less time and for more money for you, the home owner. Staging your home is simply DE-cluttering, DE-personalizing, neutralizing with color for a broader range of buyers, and making the home more spacious and open. We also look at the most commonly overlooked selling point: curb appeal. Most buyers do a "drive-by" look before actually making an appointment to view a prospective home. So the outside is as important, or more so, than the inside. This is also as important with the picture you take for viewing on the internet. A buyer will see what is there, not the potential of what the home will be. Buyers need to be able to see themselves living in the home. Buyers don't want something they need to turn around and spend more money to repair paint, etc. They want a move-in, ready home. So if you have your home staged, the ready buyers will pick your home over one that has not been properly prepared. A staged home gets a higher end appraisal from the realtor which gives you, the owner, a higher asking price. Get the money you deserve from your home. If your home is sitting and not selling, you want a faster sale and the money you feel your home is worth, Call S.O.S for Help.

    Try Home Staging and Organizing Solutions
    Stage – Sell – Smile …all the way to the BANK....

    For 1 to 3 hour consultation = $ 150.00
    This includes travel, time, photos, finding out what the client needs and wants are, tour of home to see what I feel it needs to have done, measuring, colors they like don’t like, photos of furniture and placement, accessories. Then A return trip with the quote for the job , a list of what I feel they need to do.

    Home Staging $35.00 to $50.00 hr.
    Dependent on the job, number of rooms being staged, shopping requirements (ie. if I have to go out and pick out furniture, paints, etc.) traveling time, size of house.

    Job photos are available on request.

    Please contact me for more information or a consultation at (902) 838-4194 or (902) 969-0571

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  • 1 comment:

    1. Home staging is about illusions. It's beyond decorating and cleaning. Staging makes your house look bigger, brighter, more open and, best of all, it makes home buyers see them selves living there.
      Staging is what you do after you've cleaned, decluttered, painted, made minor repairs; it's all about dressing the house for sale.

      It's about adding the small details