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Staging Guidelines

Looking for great results from your real estate photographer? Here are some things you can do to make your home camera-ready!

Specific Rooms

  • Center and align dining table
  • Center and align rug
  • Organize chairs
  • No chairs in the corners Every Room
  • Turn ON all lights and lamps
  • Turn OFF all ceiling fans

  • Hide TV remotes
  • Remove table clutter (coasters, tissues, chargers, etc)
  • Remove personal photos and books

  • Display bed as clean and organized
  • Simplify the nightstands with only a lamp or book
  • Remove jewelry and personal photo

  • Remove ALL items from the shower, no soaps, rags or plushies
  • Hide non decorative soap dispensers
  • Remove all toiletries
  • Toilet seats down and plungers/brushes hidden
  • Hang decorative hand towel that matches color scheme

  • Clean patio furniture
  • Remove grill cover (if the grill looks good)
  • Declutter area (too many potted plants, decorations)
  • Hide lawn care supplies, water hoses
  • Remove cars from driveway
  • Remove security signs


  • Cups, non-decorative plates, silverware, etc.
  • Tissue boxes
  • Phone chargers, laptop chargers, etc.
  • Remotes, non-decorative books, coasters/doilies, etc
  • Pet materials, food/water bowls, beds, toys, etc
  • Hair – cleanliness is key but keeping hair out of sight is paramount
  • Unsightly trash cans
  • Pens, jewelry, small expensive items
  • Soap bottles, shower materials
  • Personal photos/family photos
  • Water hoses