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Occupied Home Staging: When You Choose to Live in a Home Staged for Sale

Friday, February 13th, 2015 by Sherry Castaldi
Category: Business | Home Staging

This year’s Real Estate Staging Association conference was especially exciting and eventful for me. I was truly honored to be prestigiously awarded a RESA 2015 Top 10 Home Stager of the Year Occupied Category United States™. With so many talented home stagers nationwide, it is a crowning achievement to make the top 10 in a trade association comprised of so many professional stagers and re-designers.

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How to Have a Happy Home when Opposites Attract: Organized vs. Disorganized

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 by Sherry Castaldi
Category: Home Organizing

Did you ever wonder how organized people live with disorganized people? It’s one thing for a professional organizer to come into a disorganized home, assess a project and reorganize a client’s space. But what happens when one very organized person (whether it is their profession or not) lives with a mate who is messy by nature?

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How to Revamp an Old Bathroom Without Breaking the Bank

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 by Sherry Castaldi
Category: Home Makeovers

You always hear the catch phrase “kitchens and bathrooms sell homes.” So what happens when your bathroom is original to when the home was built and we’re not talking within the last 5 years but more like 10, 20, 30 or even 40 years old. To completely tear out your bathroom and renovate with all the latest trendy components may not be in your budget or even logical from a return on investment standpoint if you are getting ready to put the sale sign up. So what can you do?

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12 Expert Tips for Successfully Staging a Bathroom

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 by Sherry Castaldi
Category: Home Staging

Bathrooms may be the smallest rooms in your home, but don’t overlook their importance when its time to stage your home to sell.

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An Energy Efficient Fireplace Makeover

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 by Sherry Castaldi
Category: Home Makeovers

Turn your wood-burning fireplace into a high efficiency, clean burning gas heater.

Does the thought of another cold and brutal winter have you down? Do you love the idea of a warm and cozy fireplace to snuggle up in front of, but hate the idea of losing heat (and money) up the open chimney flue? Maybe it’s just too much work and mess to use a wood-burning fireplace anymore?

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Organizing? The answer is not always more space. The answer may be less stuff.

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 by Sherry Castaldi
Category: Home Organizing

Aspiring to be organized in your home, office or life?  Do you feel if you buy more containers, shelves, cabinets and storage units that will solve the problem?

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Don’t Forget the Front Door when Staging Your Home

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 by Sherry Castaldi
Category: Home Staging

Since many homeowners have garages and enter their homes through the garage, they seldom view their front door. However if you’re putting your home on the market, your prospective buyers should be entering by the front door.

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For the Luxury Home Buyer… This could be the home you’ve been waiting for right here in Chester County, PA

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 by Sherry Castaldi
Category: Home Staging

Organized by Design is honored to give you a peek at this staged to showcase magnificent 10,000 sq. ft.+ Country Home Estate situated on 34 beautiful acres in Chester County, PA.

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End of School Year Organizing; Now’s the Time!

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 by Sherry Castaldi
Category: Home Organizing

As the school year ends did you ever think what a great time this is for your kids to get organized?  

Although it may be tempting to just leave all the remnants of this current school year in complete disarray in their bedroom, and begin the lazy days of summer, now is a perfect time to organize.

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Give Your Bathroom a Makeover without Breaking the Budget

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 by Sherry Castaldi
Category: Home Makeovers

This is a less-invasive and less-expensive option than a full-on renovation where everything is gutted and you start completely over. The makeover option is ideal if you have elements you wish to keep. This may also be an excellent way to update your bathroom while keeping a keen awareness of the potential for your resale value later down the road. 

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Don’t Leave Your Home Vacant to Sell It

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 by Sherry Castaldi
Category: Home Staging

Selling Your Home? A small investment in Home Staging can reap big rewards!

You’ve heard it all before, or at least you should have by now. Statistics prove time and time again that staging a home will sell it quicker and for more money than a home left un-staged. Most often the cost of staging is less than the first price reduction. So why do homeowners hesitate to stage when they have a vacant home to sell?

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Prepare Your Business for Your Vacation

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 by Sherry Castaldi
Category: Business

As a self-employed small business owner, you are your business.  Without employees, staff or team members to assist you, just the thought of taking time off for a vacation may send you into a panic attack.  How can I go away?  Will potential customers fall through the cracks?

Sound familiar? I know firsthand this can be a struggle, but as with many things in life, preparation is key.

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How to be Organized when it comes to Home Maintenance

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 by Sherry Castaldi
Category: Home Organizing

If maintaining your home seems to be a foreign concept to you in what you need to do and when, take heart!  Here is a handy way to keep track of Annual Home Maintenance tasks to keep your home running in tiptop shape!

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Organized by Design Celebrates 10 Years!

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 by Sherry Castaldi
Category: Business

Organized by Design is celebrating 10 years in business January 2014!  This seemed to be the appropriate time to write a blog that’s a little introspective of those 10 years. 

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The Stigma of Wallpaper

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 by Sherry Castaldi
Category: Home Staging

Why does wallpaper carry such a negative stigma when selling your home? Wallpaper is subjective décor that usually only appeals to the person who chose it, not to potential buyers if you are selling your home.

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When is your pet not your best friend? When You Want to Stage Your Home to Sell!

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 by Sherry Castaldi
Category: Home Staging

What does having pets have to do with selling your home?

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Annual Home Maintenance Guide

Monday, October 14th, 2013 by Sherry Castaldi
Category: Home Makeovers

Use this handy Annual Home Maintenance Guide to keep you organized when it comes to the care and maintenance of your home.

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The Value of Working with a Professional Organizer

Saturday, October 5th, 2013 by Sherry Castaldi
Category: Home Organizing

Eventually the time may come when you feel like the amount of “stuff” you have surrounded yourself with in your home is beginning to have a negative effect on you.    

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20 Organizing Tips to Help You Pack Your Suitcase Like a Pro!

Saturday, September 14th, 2013 by Sherry Castaldi
Category: Home Organizing

There are a few basic components of your vacation you need to consider before you even start to pack.

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Curb Appeal, Yes it Matters!

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 by Sherry Castaldi
Category: Home Staging

Yes the front yard and truthfully your entire exterior counts as curb appeal and most especially when you are staging your home to sell. What your buyers view when they drive up to your home is your home’s curb appeal. Now is when you want it to be memorable in the best possible way, not memorable as an eyesore.

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