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Claudia Jacobs – Staging Tip: Make your bed

Aug 19th, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

That lived in look, especially in the bedroom, is not going to get your home sold. The way you live in your home is not the way to stage and sell a home.

For the listing photos, make your bed.

For showings, make your bed.

This applies to every bed in your home.

Now I know I am going to sound like I’m in mommy mode, as a mom, I’m always in mommy mode. We can’t help it. Besides making your bed, put the laundry away and put the dirty clothes out of site. Hide your shoes.

Hide all of your lotions, potions, pills and personal products that may be on display in your room. It is no one’s business and do you really want to showcase those items to strangers? I’ll assume the answer is no.

Drab bedding or seasonal (snowmen is summer) bedding can easily be replaced by reasonably priced ‘bed in a bag’ sets. It really will instantly dress up a room without spending a fortune. As an added bonus, you will have nicer bedding to comfort you at night, which you deserve.

Upcoming classes:

“House-Life Connection” — 1-3 p.m. Oct. 2, Mount Saint Mary College, Desmond Campus, 6 Albany Post Rd, Newburgh. 1 session, $20. Call the Desmond @ 845-565-2076 or online at

“2-Day Staging Class” — 6-9 p.m. Oct. 7 and 9, BOCES Campus, 53 Gibson Rd, Goshen. 2 sessions, $59. Call 845-781-6715 ext 2 or online at

“Full-Day Intensive Staging Class” — 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Oct. 22, SUNY Ulster, Kingston campus, 1 Development Court, Kingston. 1 session, $59. Call  845-339-2025 or online at


Have a decorating question? Send it to Claudia.

Claudia Jacobs DesignsClaudia Jacobs is a decorator, professional stager, columnist, mom, friend & not in that order. Living life with joy & owner of Claudia Jacobs Designs in Goshen, NY. Voted 2011 RESA Professional Stager of the Year in the Northeast. Claudia can be seen each Tuesday on Hudson Valley Insider. Visit or call 845-294-8993. Send questions and photos to Follow her on Facebook & Twitter.


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