Preparing your home for your upcoming photo shoot
DECLUTTER, DECLUTTER, DECLUTTER!
Have the lawn mowed, leaves raked, bushes trimmed, beds mulched.
Flowers can add a gorgeous pop of color, especially by the front door.
Remove all vehicles from the driveway and front door.
Make sure all garbage cans, hoses, garden tools, etc. are put away.
Clean grill and remove cover
If you have a swimming pool make sure it is clean with clear water.
Remove any excess yard decorations.
Remove any “clutter” inside the home, and put away toys, clothing, dishes, towels, laundry, shows, etc.
The counter tops in the bathrooms and kitchen should be clean and empty. Matching clean towels should be hanging in the bathroom.
Arrange decorative pillows
Put away clothing, shoes, charging cords
Clean under bed
Clear surfaces of clutter
Organize open shelves
Vacuum carpets and sweep hard wood floors
Turn ceiling fans off
Remove personal photos
Place trash cans out of view in a closet, garage or cupboard
Remove magnets, photos, notes and papers from refrigerator
De-clutter stove and counter tops
Stow small appliances and things with cords
Hide soaps and other cleaning items
For extra appeal, place a fruit bowl on the counter, and display fresh pastries or fruit.