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7 01, 2020

Top Ten Declutter Tips


My Top 10 Declutter Tips: 1. Don’t follow all the latest “guaranteed” Declutter trends – for example over one month, declutter one item on the first day, two on the second, three on the third etc.  Just get serious, and commit to doing a thorough job. 2. When planning a declutter, allow twice as much time as you think you will need – at least.  Otherwise, you probably won’t finish the project completely, which can just add to the problem. [...]

Top Ten Declutter Tips2020-04-04T21:49:04+00:00
5 03, 2019

Client reviews and recommendations


I have received so many wonderful client reviews and recommendations recently... I wanted to share some with you: Peter, in Wolverhampton, wrote this on my facebook page: "I tried to sell my house for four months with no success and what little feedback I had hinted that the decor needed updating, come to think of it, they didn't hint, they were quite blunt about it.  Someone suggested I needed professional help, I think they meant a psychiatrist actually, but instead [...]

Client reviews and recommendations2020-04-04T21:46:51+00:00
24 08, 2018

Small Showhome in Nottingham – low budget, high impact


My brief for this Showhome in Nottingham was to produce the biggest impact on the smallest budget. As usual! With careful planning and design, considering the needs of any potential buyers, within two weeks of my initial consultation, this was the result. The developer was delighted - and I quote - "Looking great, I have to say!  You have done a great job.  The flat has a lovely feel, I am delighted, and it's such a pleasure to work with someone who delivers [...]

Small Showhome in Nottingham – low budget, high impact2020-04-04T21:41:29+00:00
13 03, 2017

Handbag Clutter discussion on BBC Radio Derby


  So, what do you carry in your handbag?  Just what you need for the trip you are taking today, or months and months of accumulated "stuff" that just weighs you down? This is the topic up for discussion on BBC Radio Derby this morning. If you have a handbag clutter problem, the best advice I can give is for you to start fresh. Spend a few minutes thinking about your normal day to day life. Lots of things will [...]

Handbag Clutter discussion on BBC Radio Derby2017-03-13T11:57:35+00:00
21 05, 2016

Welcome to Lynn’s home makeover blog!


Hi, there are so many posts on my home makeover blog now, I just want to make sure you can find what you're looking for. There is a "Search" box for you to use, but I find the "Categories" section is the most helpful tool, on the right hand side of the page. (If you're using a mobile phone, you need to scroll down past the ten article summaries before you will find the boxes, sorry!).  Here, you will find six [...]

Welcome to Lynn’s home makeover blog!2018-09-10T17:59:15+00:00
19 05, 2016

Snakes Alive! Derby Telegraph article about my worst home nightmare discoveries!


Today, the Derby Telegraph published a double page article on some of the problems I discover when I'm called-in to help to prepare a house for sale: Derby Telegraph article Here's the full article: Home horrors that need fixing before you can sell your property VIOLENT violet on the walls, terrifying tarantulas in the spare bedroom and psychedelic swirls on the living room carpet. It's enough to put off the most enthusiastic house buyer. And this is why people [...]

Snakes Alive! Derby Telegraph article about my worst home nightmare discoveries!2016-05-22T17:24:05+00:00
15 03, 2016

Derby Telegraph report: “Sold in a week!”


This was the second article in the Derby Telegraph, relating to the makeover of this home in Derby - because it sold within the week!! http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/8203-Sold-week-Makeover-did-trick-Darley-Abbey/story-28018284-detail/story.html Derby Telegraph article summary: FIRST impressions count for property buyers as vendor Jonathan Oakes discovered. After having his Darley Abbey home restyled in preparation for an open day, his property sold within a week. Jonathan knew his bachelor pad, 17 Folly Road, needed "a woman's touch" so called in professional home stager Lynn Pick [...]

Derby Telegraph report: “Sold in a week!”2016-03-15T23:44:36+00:00
15 03, 2016

Derby Telegraph report: Home is given makeover for Open Day


This was the first article in the Derby Telegraph, relating to a property we staged in Derby.  The property sold within a week - so see the link to the follow-up article at the end of this page! http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/Magical-makeover-spacious-family-home/story-27940377-detail/story.html#1 Daily Telegraph Article summary: See the difference: Darley Abbey home is given makeover for open day 17 Folly Road, Darley Abbey, is on the market after a stunning makeover WITH a name like Oakes, it was almost inevitable that Jonathan would become [...]

Derby Telegraph report: Home is given makeover for Open Day2016-03-15T23:55:59+00:00
15 03, 2016

Home staging works again – SOLD!


Yet another example of a happy client - Midge firmly believes that the home sold because of the Home Staging process.  We staged the house in December, so it was on the market over the worst time of year - but it still sold at the end of February! A text from a relieved client This home staging was completed on the lowest budget possible, and much of the furniture was there on a 'beg, steal or borrow' basis from friends and family. See [...]

Home staging works again – SOLD!2016-03-15T21:47:31+00:00
5 03, 2016

Home staging and updating a house stuck in Memory Lane


This was a wonderful project to work on. Updating a house that has not been altered in any way for many years - whatever the reason - is really rewarding, especially when the homeowner is ready to make those changes, and allows you a free-rein, within an agreed budget. The purpose of the update was to help to sell the house, but an added bonus for the homeowner was the amount of decluttering that I helped him with, which will make his move [...]

Home staging and updating a house stuck in Memory Lane2016-03-05T22:17:34+00:00
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