Prepare your property - genemoretti

Preparing your home for a photo shoot

Bye, Bye Clutter The most important thing you can do to prepare your home for sale is to get rid of clutter. Make a house rule that for every new item that comes in, an old one has to leave. One of the major contributors to a cluttered look is having too much furniture. When professional stagers descend on a home being prepped for market, they often whisk away as much as half the owner's furnishings, and the house looks much bigger for it. You don't have to whittle that drastically, but take a hard look at what you have and ask yourself what you can live without.

Inside The Home

Turn on all lights and lamps

Replace burned out light bulbs

Turn off ceiling lights and fans

Bathrooms, put away toiletries, toothbrushes, toothpaste, towels, shampoo and

take up rugs and bath matts

Kitchen - remove dishes from sing and counter, garbage cans, clutter, magnets

from refrigerator, and pet bowls

Put away high chair, booster seats, toys, etc.

Remove clutter through the house 

Store all workout and medical equipment

Make sure items stored under beds are not visible

Put pets away, out of photography areas


Outside The Home

Have the lawn mowed

Make sure leaves are blown

Put away all outside trash cans, recycle bins, water hoses, security signs

Remove pool equipment from pool

If homeowner does not want child's name or personal photos shown, please

take down before photo shoot

Take down holiday items so photos are not dated

Remove all vehicles from the driveway

Sweep and prepare decks, picnic tables and other outside areas


Note: Photographers are not allowed to move furniture, clean, move garbage cans, pickup or move clutter or toys.


Gene Moretti

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Email: gene@genemoretti.com